Philanthropy & Nonprofits

GREG ASBED

CO-FOUNDER, COALITION OF IMMOKALEE WORKERS, IMMOKALEE

The CIW is a human rights organization based in the farmworker community of Immokalee that’s recognized nationally and internationally for its work fighting human trafficking, sexual harassment and assault, and human rights abuses in corporate supply chains. Its Fair Food Program received a Presidential Medal and a MacArthur Genius grant for its innovative, worker-driven, market-enforced model of social responsibility backed by 14 of the world’s largest food corporations. Its approach to corporate social responsibility is in operation in multiple industries on three continents.

EDUCATION Brown University (BS), Johns Hopkins (MA)
PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION I studied neuroscience in college and was on track for a career in research when I traveled to Haiti, where I volunteered in community development work for three years. My time in Haiti changed my trajectory from science to social change.
SOMETHING SURPRISING I harvested watermelons, from Florida to Georgia to Missouri (and sometimes North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia) every season for 18 years. I learned everything I need to know about life in melons.
WORRIES ABOUT The fact that so much of our country can be so easily taken in by something as absurd as QAnon. We’ve lost our rudder and are at the mercy of the most base, simple, narcissistic conmen and women I’ve ever seen play a serious role in our political world in my life.
READING Dangerous Charisma, by Jerrold M. Post and Stephanie Doucette

Greg Asbed

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

STACY BAIER

PINELLAS EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Dominic Calabro

Florida TaxWatch

CONSTANCE COLLINS

Sundari Foundation (DBA Lotus House Women's Shelter)

Eric Eikenberg

EVERGLADES FOUNDATION

GORDON GILLETTE

EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Linda Landman Gonzalez

ORLANDO MAGIC YOUTH FOUNDATION

Teri Hansen

CHARLES & MARGERY BARANCIK FOUNDATION

Alberto Ibargüen

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Eric Kelly

QUANTUM FOUNDATION

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

Miami Foundation

Jim McCarthy

North Florida Land Trust

ALONZO MOURNING

MOURNING FAMILY FOUNDATION

David Odahowski

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation

Kenneth Robinson

Dr. P. Phillips Foundation

Susan Towler

Florida Blue Foundation

BOB WARD

FLORIDA COUNCIL OF 100

Nina Waters

Community Foundation for Northeast Florida