The May Trustee Luncheon was a celebration of nonprofit success. The afternoon kicked off with a keynote speech from Pam Iorio, CEO/President of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, who shared her life and leadership lessons, including a special one from Margaret Thatcher.
The luncheon also featured the 2018 NOVO Awards, a celebration of the nonprofits that have made a difference in the lives of the people they serve, producing outcomes that exemplify innovative excellence. I Have A Dream Foundation was the Outstanding Nonprofit with an organizational budget of less than two million dollars. I Have A Dream foundation empowers children from low-income areas to break the cycle of poverty and reach their educational and career goals. Carrfour Supportive Housing was the the Outstanding Nonprofit with an organizational budget more than two million dollars. Carrfour develops, operates and manages innovative housing communities for individuals and families in need. Gerald Grant, Jr. was recognized as Outstanding Board Leader. Serving on FIU's Board of Trustees, he demonstrated his commitment to the university through his gift of a $1 million endowment to create the Gerald C. Grant, Jr. & Jennifer Adger Grant Scholarship Fund.
Congratulations to all the winners. Learn more about the NOVO Awards here.