Florida's Champions for Children
A bipartisan coalition of 28 of the state’s most prominent citizens has come together to work on behalf of Florida’s children.
Carol Jenkins Barnett, Lakeland
Chair and President, Publix Super Markets Charities.
Sam Bell III, Tallahassee
Former House Majority Leader; now with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney law firm.
Allan Bense, Panama City
Former House Speaker; now president of GAC Contractors.
Cecilia Bryant, Jacksonville
Attorney and former vice chair of the State University System Board of Regents
Bob Butterworth, Fort Lauderdale
Former attorney general and Department of Children and Families secretary; now Of Counsel at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney law firm.
Marta Casas-Celaya, West Palm Beach
Director of government and community affairs for Comcast.
Betty Castor, Tampa
Former legislator, education commissioner, University of South Florida president and chair of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Scott Clemons, Panama City
Former legislator and mayor; now president of The Clemons Company.
David Dennis, Clearwater
President and CEO of Eckerd Youth Alternatives.
Manny Diaz, Miami
Former mayor and president of U.S. Conference of Mayors; now senior partner in Lydecker Diaz law firm.
Rob Gidel, Orlando
Former chair of the Florida Polytechnic University board; now managing partner of Liberty Capital Advisors
Pegeen Hanrahan, Gainesville
Former mayor; environmental engineer and principal in Community and Conservation Solutions.
Kathryn Hensley, Fort Pierce
Former K-12 and college educator; now St. Lucie County School Board member
Ed Jennings, Gainesville
Former legislator; now U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development administrator
Toni Jennings, Orlando
Former lieutenant governor and legislator; now chair of Jack Jennings & Sons construction
Greg Langowski, Palm Beach
Former executive director of the Palm Beach Republican Party; now regional director for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.
David Lawrence Jr, Coral Gables
Retired Miami Herald publisher; now chair of The Children's Movement of Florida.
Roberto Martinez, Coral Gables
Former U.S. attorney and State Board of Education member; now partner in Colson Hicks Eidson law firm
Gepsie Metellus, Miami
Executive director of the Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center
Jon Mills, Gainesville
Former House Speaker; now dean emeritus and professor at University of Florida’s College of Law and Of Counsel at Boies Schiller & Flexner law firm
Sandy Murman, Tampa
Former legislator; now Hillsborough County commissioner.
John "Q" Quiñones, Kissimmee
Former legislator and Osceola County commissioner; now an attorney and certified mediator
Nan Rich, Weston
Former legislator and board member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Mario Rubio, Jacksonville
State policy director for the city of Jacksonville
Burt Saunders, Naples
Former legislator; now an attorney with GrayRobinson law firm
H.T. Smith, Miami
Former National Bar Association president; now an attorney, law school professor and community leader
Bill Sublette, Orlando
Former legislator; now an attorney and head of his own law firm
Margaret Tidmore, Panama City
Mentor coordinator and parent liaison at New Horizons Learning Center
America’s Promise Alliance/Bruce Lesley
American Airlines/Peter Dolara
Bank of America/Maria Alonso
Carol and Barney Barnett and Publix Charities
Jo Ann Bass
Trish and Dan Bell
Nancy and Jerrold Blair
Bill de la Sierra/Kidworks USA
Colson Hicks Eidson/Dean Colson and Bob Martinez
Edwards S. Moore Family Foundation/Jane Gilbert
Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation/David Odahowski
Gloria and Emilio Estefan
First Focus Campaign for Children/Bruce Lesley
FPL Group Foundation/Manny Rodriguez
Rob H. Gidel
Greenberg Traurig/Cesar Alvarez
Helios Education Foundation/Paul Luna
Jesse Ball duPont/Dr. Sherry P. Magill
Paul Tudor Jones II
Kaplan Early Learning Company/Hal Kaplan
Dr. Jane and Gerald Katcher
Delores and Allen Lastinger
Roberta and David Lawrence Jr.
Health Foundation of South Florida/Dr. Steve Marcus
Tracy and Alonzo Mourning
Jean and Bill Soman
Shepard Broad Foundation/Ann Bussel and Morris Broad
Wells Fargo/Connie Smith
Winter Park Health Foundation/Patty Maddox
Juan Wong Jr.
Carole and Thomas Abbott
Akerman Senterfitt/Mike Abrams
American Reading Company/Jane Hileman
Dr. Alyson Adams
Dr. Daniel Armstrong
The Hon. Allan Bense
Richard A. Berkowitz
Peter L. Bermont
Dr. Rita Bornstein
The Hon. Bob Butterworth
Betty B. Chapman
Rabbi Mitch Chefitz
The Hons. Sue and Chuck Cobb
Dr. Patricia Snyder and Robert E. Crow
Marion and Jim Currow
Marshall Field V
John Flickinger II
Marvin Ross Friedman
Michael Goldstein/Goldstein Schechter Koch
Cecilia and Modesto Abety-Gutierrez
Coral Gables Congregational Church/Rev. Laurie Hafner
Gail Meyers and Andy Hall
Marsha and Kevin Hennessey
The Hon. Sally Heyman
Deborah and Larry Hoffman
Hillary and Ken Hoffman
Kevin Kearns and Health Choice Network
Jill and Neal Kimball
Jonathan and Tina Kislak Philanthropic Fund
Judy and Franklin Kreutzer
Dr. James Kushlan
Joseph W. Lawrence
Alan Levy/ Levy Family Foundation
Matthew Merceron/Kaplan Early Learning Companies
Tammy Meyerson/Preferred Medical Plan
Jeffrey S. Miller
Khalid M. Mirza
Mario Murgado/Brickell Motors
Whitfield M. Palmer Jr.
Marty Steinberg |
W. Douglas Pitts
James H. Pugh Jr.
The Hon. Nan Rich
Dr. Michael Rosenberg
Dorene D. Ross
Diana and Rafael Saldana
Dr. Judy Schaechter
The Hon. Patricia Schroeder
Debra and Gerald K. Schwartz
Ana and David Sejeck
Dr. James Sewell
Ruth and Richard Shack Family Fund
Gerrie and Roger Soman
Penny and Roe Stamps
Thomas van Straaten
Robert H. Traurig
Dr. Pamela Trout
Teresita F. Valdes
Michaelin and David Watts
Dale Chapman Webb
A movement is long-term, enduring and sustainable. To stand the test of time, it requires the continued support of thousands of people who believe in and demand more for all our children. The Children’s Movement of Florida is grateful to all its founding members and donors whose contributions have enabled The Movement to organize and build an ever-growing base of support across the state. We simply could not have the impact or, ultimately, bring about the change necessary to give children what they deserve to be successful in school and in life without you. You can make a difference today.
Terry and Paul Arango
Dr. Arnhilda Badia
Jeff and Cathy Bartel
The Hon. Betty Castor and Samuel P. Bell III
Dr. Andrew Brickman
Jessica and Michael Browdy
Harry R. Duncanson
Donna and Steve Feig
Hatch/Winston Salem, N.C.
Suzanne and Dr. Lawrence Fishman
The Hon. Bob Graham
Tiffany Grantham/"Elect Beam Furr 2014"
The Hon. Patricia Seitz and Alan Greer
Mary and David D. Grumhaus
Brodes Hartley Jr.
Simon J. Hassine
The Hon. Kathryn Hensley
Tremaine Foundation/Stewart Hudson
Dr. Silvia La Villa
The Hon. Fred Lippman
The Hon. Buddy MacKay
Judith E. Orr
Barbara and Al Pareira |
Dr. Bill Pelham
Dr. Donald Pemberton
Rafael Penalver Jr.
James A. Rosenquist
Peter S. Rummell
Jennifer and Michael Samway
Audrey and Dr. Gerry Schiebler
Dr. Joan Wynne