Monday, March 25, 2019
786-505-1817 info@thefloridavillager.com

The Philanthropist

The Philanthropist

Day-to-Day: Francisco Paredes

Background Francisco Paredes is no stranger to community service. Though a junior at Belen Jesuit, Paredes can boast a long history of philanthropic deeds thanks to his family. “My family has always been involved in community service activities since my...

The Philanthropist

For the Love of Science

BackgroundBorn and raised in Miami, Saavedra was encouraged by her parents to donate her time and talents to the community at an early age. After volunteering at Monkey Jungle for seven years, a teacher eventually steered Saavedra toward science, where...

The Philanthropist

Jodi Weiner & Andrea Kupferman

Background As a trauma-informed yoga teacher, studio owner (Zen Loft Yoga in Coconut Creek), activist and educator, Jodi Weiner is no stranger to helping others. Beginning with fundraising as a child, Weiner says she was naturally drawn to volunteering andt...

The Philanthropist

Spartan Spirit: Darlene Plummer

Background When Darlene Plummer joined the team at Miami Southridge Senior High 10 years ago, one of her first orders of business was to work with the newly created Project Up-Start, an initiative aimed at helping families in transition as...

The Philanthropist

A Daily Difference

Climbing the Ladder Though she began volunteering within her church as a child in Miami, Elyssa Linares thought her true passion in life would be as a secondary school English teacher. Little did she know that a chance job as...

The Philanthropist

True & Faithful: Lisa Letson

Background For Lisa Letson, one pet didn’t just change her life, she changed many. When Letson adopted 12-year-old Itty in early 2014 she found herself with a new mission and passion: to save senior dogs. Letson’s husband agreed and in...

The Philanthropist

Changing the Perception

Background Drawing from her own personal experiences, Broward-native Dr. Ilisa Kaufman followed her passion for helping others into a career a psychologist. “I went through personal struggles with loss and it really inspired me to want to work with others,”...

The Philanthropist

One Love: Kingston Marley

Background It took just one trip to Jamaica for 10-year-old Kingston Marley to notice a big difference between his life at home and the lives of the children he met there. After spending the summer of 2016 at camp in...

The Philanthropist

A World of Change

Background As students at Palmer Trinity, Crews, Keller and Bacardi (the two former are freshman, the latter a sophomore) say they have been encouraged to become involved in their community. With the support of their parents, the three have each...

1 2 3
Page 1 of 3