Stuart Kennedy is the Program Officer. He works across the Foundation to develop initiatives and grant programs that further the Foundation's goal of building a stronger community through leadership and philanthropy. Prior to joining the Foundation, Stuart was the Program Associate at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation working with the Miami and National Arts Programs. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a double major in International Affairs and Spanish and Portuguese Language and Culture. Fluent in both languages, he has extensive experience living and studying in Latin America. He has served on the board of Miami Light Project, the advisory board for O, Miami Poetry Festival, and is the recipient of a 2011 Suncoast Emmy Award.