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The Beacon Council Foundation is a 501(C) 3, a Florida not-for-profit organization and an affiliate of The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, a 501(C) 6, created exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council is the sole member of the Foundation and has oversight and control over the Foundation’s fiscal and programmatic activities. The Beacon Council Foundation is lead by Board Members:

Mr. Nelson Lazo
Chief Executive Officer
Doctors Hospital
Board Director Chair

Ms. Penny Shaffer, Ph.D.
Market President, South Florida
Florida Blue
Board Director Chair-Elect

Mr. Jaret Davis
Co-Managing Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Immediate Past Chair

Mr. Hugo Castro
Divisional Executive Vice President
AXA Advisors
Board Director Treasurer

Ms. Dawn White
Regional Managing Director, State &
Community Affairs
American Airlines
Board Director Secretary

Mr. Michael A. Finney
President & Chief Executive Officer
The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Inc.
The Beacon Council President & CEO, Ex-Officio

Ms. Donna Abood
Managing Director
Avison Young
Board Director Past Chair

Ms. Alexandra Villoch
President and Publisher
Miami Herald Media Company
Past Chair Director


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