Philanthropy & Nonprofits

DAVID LAWRENCE JR.

CHAIR, THE CHILDREN’S MOVEMENT OF FLORIDA, MIAMI

In 1996, Gov. Lawton Chiles asked Lawrence, then publisher of the Miami Herald, to lead a statewide task force on “school readiness.” Lawrence says he “came to think this spoke to the future of America” and retired in 1999 “to spend my full-time energies on getting children off to a better start in school and in life.” At the Children’s Movement, he says, “a dozen people work full time to help make children the No. 1 priority for public investment in Florida.”

EDUCATION University of Florida (BS)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I am a sentimentalist, as optimistic and idealistic as I was 60 years ago.
ALTERNATE CAREER? Elected public service. By age 15, I wanted either to be a journalist or a U.S. senator.
FAVORITE VACATION In Bangladesh with my wife, sitting on a mat above dirt and discussing microlending with villagers
STAYING FIT Walking four or five miles four times a week, always listening to a good book

Greg Asbed

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

STACY BAIER

PINELLAS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Dominic Calabro

Florida TaxWatch

DICK CORBETT

Philanthropist

CORNELIA CORBETT

Philanthropist

Eric Eikenberg

EVERGLADES FOUNDATION

Linda Landman Gonzalez

ORLANDO MAGIC YOUTH FOUNDATION

Teri Hansen

CHARLES & MARGERY BARANCIK FOUNDATION

Alberto Ibargüen

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Pam Iorio

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Eric Kelly

QUANTUM FOUNDATION

David Lawrence Jr.

THE CHILDREN’S MOVEMENT OF FLORIDA

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

Miami Foundation

ALONZO MOURNING

MOURNING FAMILY FOUNDATION

Pam Muma

Philanthropist

Les Muma

Philanthropist

David Odahowski

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation

Kenneth Robinson

Dr. P. Phillips Foundation

HINKS SHIMBERG

PHILANTHROPIST

ELAINE SHIMBERG

PHILANTHROPIST

Susan Towler

Florida Blue Foundation

BOB WARD

FLORIDA COUNCIL OF 100

Nina Waters

Community Foundation for Northeast Florida