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Proceeds from your generous contribution benefit One Community One Goal, a program of Miami-Dade Beacon Council Economic Development Foundation, a Section 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Consult your tax professional regarding deductibility of your charitable contribution. The Foundation’s Florida Charitable Solicitation Registration Number is CH33553.  A copy of the official state registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

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About Us

Charitable Giving Strengthens a Thriving Community

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.

Foundation Leadership

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:

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

Mr. Hugo Castro
Divisional Executive Vice President
AXA Advisors
Board Director Chair-Elect


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


Mr. Walter Robinson
Robinson Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc.
Board Director Treasurer


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

Ms. Alexandra Villoch

Baptist Health South Florida Foundation

Past Chair Director

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


Mr. Newton B. Sanon
President & CEO
OIC of South Florida
At-Large Director

Mr. Martin G. Schaaf
Miami Campus Manager Site Leader
The Boeing Company
At-Large Director