Leadership Programs

The Miami Foundation is proud of the work we do in preparing the next generation of leaders for our community. Each year we conduct four signature programs. Each targets a unique group of people in our community, all of whom are chosen for their dedication and promise to make Miami a better place to live, work and play.

Click on a program below to learn more about it.


Miami Fellows

Engaged Youth

Miami Leaders

Ruth Shack Leadership Award

The annual Ruth Shack Leadership Award honors individuals under age 40 who reflect ethical leadership, dedication and service to Greater Miami, qualities embodied by president emeritus of The Miami Foundation, Ruth Shack.

The deadline to submit a 2014 nomination has passed. Click here to read more about this year's honoree, Saif Ishoof.

Click here to download the guidelines.

Past honorees:
2010 | Marlon Hill, delancyhill, P.A.
2011 | Jaret L. Davis, Greenberg Traurig, P.A
2012 | Daniel Diaz Leyva, Infante Zumpano
2013 | Amy Rosenberg, arts advocate, Overtown Music Project founder
2014 | Saif Ishoof, City Year Miami 

Leadership by the numbers

315 community leaders have served on our Board of Trustees
Miami Fellows has empowered 106 emerging leaders to make a positive difference in our community

Community by the numbers

In our 45 year history, we have awarded $150 Million in grants
We've addressed pressing communilty issues by securing $23 million from regional and national foundations

Philanthropy by the numbers

More than 1000 Miamians have chosen to partner with us
Our custom, charitable Funds represent more than $150 Million in assets