The Philanthropist


Paw Power – Paws 4 You

Name: Lisa Merkin Organization: Paws 4 You Background: Lisa Merkin’s work with animals has been a true lifelong calling, beginning back in childhood and evolving into her dedication to Paws 4 You. “I have always been involved with...


Fighting Like a Girl

Name: Beth Armstrong Organization: Race for the Cure Background: For Armstrong, raising money for breast cancer research isn’t just a cause; it’s a personal mission. The 40-year-old mother of three boys was, herself, diagnosed...


Cause for a KISS

Name: Lauren Davis Organization: The KISS Initiative Background: Established in May 2015, the KISS Initiative helps pediatric stroke survivors via a restricted fund within the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation by...


Leader of the Pack

Name: Marie C. Fernandez Organization: Pack of Dogs Background: As acting Managing Partner of  Imagery Creative Communications, Fernandez spends much of her day immersed in the world of corporate marketing and communications, but...


The Glory of Giving

Name: Mercy Mesa Organization: The Glory House of Miami Background: Though Mesa began her career as a jewelry designer, the mom of five found her true calling in fundraising, eventually using her talents for event planning...

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