To establish Endeavor Miami which will connect, educate and inspire Miami's startup community by identifying, mentoring and accelerating high-potential entrepreneurs in South Florida.
For Code for America's work focused on rewiring government to better engage with citizens using innovative technology solutions
To help address the shortage of women in the technology field by deploying a new program in Detroit, Miami and San Jose to encourage girls (ages 13-17) to build their skills and seek opportunities in technology
To honor Mitch Kaplan's contribution to Books & Books 30th Anniversary
To strengthen Miami's startup community by creating a co-working facility for entrepreneurs to work, gather, share and learn
For support of the fiscal agency program
To co-sponsor the Americas Business Council Foundation's event in Miami
To culturally enrich Miami-Dade Schools ninth grade students by making 3,000 seats available to the Tony winning musical In the Heights, coupled with a rap-writing contest.
To brand South Florida as a muse for authors by expanding a new writer-in-residence program on Miami Beach to include community outreach events.
To bolster innovation in the arts by bringing together creative professionals and techies for a three-day art hackathon, where they will develop apps and websites that answer one question: how do we enhance the delivery of local art to users?
To foster the local film scene and build community among filmmakers by creating a monthly gathering where producers screen their films in a variety of locations.
To celebrate the art of the African diaspora by producing a multidisciplinary juried arts festival to coincide with a major public art installation in Opa-locka.