It was Apr. 24, 1924 when key members of the community came together to form an organization with a simple, if substantial, tenet: to build community by helping people care for one another. Unknown to these philanthropic forebears, that day saw the birth of an association almost unparalleled in its devotion to all things giving. The United Way Of Miami-Dade has, through the efforts and direction of its volunteer board members, invested heavily in over 120 local non-profits focused on the key areas of education, financial stability and health, and incepted a number of notable signature programs such as the oh-so-necessary United Way Center For Financial Stability. Last year alone saw them organize 80 community service projects, deliver emergency food supplies to 50,000 people and launch Mission United, an initiative devoted to helping veterans find meaningful employment. With nearly a century of charitable causes under their belt, the top thing on our minds is what they will have in store for the next 100 years; UnitedWayMiami.org.
Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, Miami Herbert Business School offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and grow. The graduates are thought-leaders who transform business, scholarship and lives. To honor them, Brickell Magazine and the school have partnered to showcase the annual “Go-Getters,” an honor spotlighting recent grads, their successes, hopes and dreams.
When it comes to leaving your mark on the world, few can boast the list of personal and professional achievements that Hilarie Bass has amassed throughout her career — a successful young actress, a formidable corporate defense lawyer, star litigator, international firm leader, civic ignitor, social activist and now Chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees and Founder of The Bass Institute For Diversity & Inclusion. Through it all, she has captured our attention in front of the camera, in the courtroom, behind the podium and now at the center of conversations of diversity and workplace inclusion around the world.