Established in 1960 as an overnight shelter driven by the tenet that every human being is deserving of love, respect and dignity, Camillus House has since exploded into a “system of care” altruistically altering the lives of thousands of Miamians every year. Buoyed by a bevy of volunteers from all walks of life, Community Relations Manager Alessandra Laricchia helps conduct this compassionate cascade into an effective philanthropic force that provides everything from thrice daily meals to vocational training for the less fortunate. First introduced to this charitable effort in high school, Laricchia gets a particular joy watching people acclimate to a place she considers home. “I love seeing volunteers come in, a little hesitant about what to expect, and learning to see the homeless as people,” she says. One point she drives home whenever given the opportunity? “Anything you read pales in comparison to what you see on our campus,” she says. “Come by and take a look!”; Camillus.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.