An accomplished philanthropist, writer and documentary-filmmaker, Kimberly Green has led the Green Family Foundation (GFF) since 1997. Under her leadership, GFF has spearheaded a variety of initiatives in Haiti and in her native Miami.
In Haiti, where GFF has been active for more than a decade, Ms. Green’s work ranges from community health and development to cultural repatriation and preservation, and includes a partnership with Columbia University’s Earth Institute and the establishing of the Haiti Policy Program (which helps to support the Haiti Policy Advisor position currently held by Dr. Tatiana Wah, who provides economic policy advice to the President and Government of Haiti), as well as partnering with Fastforward for the Sinema Anba Zetwal (Cinema Under the Stars) “Food for Souls” tour (which followed the 2010 earthquake’s fault line and was attended by over 250,000), and executive producing The Alan Lomax in Haiti: Recordings for the Library of Congress, 1936-1937 box set (which received two Grammy nominations).
Ms. Green, who directed and produced the award-winning documentary “Once There Was a Country: Revisiting Haiti” (narrated by Dr. Maya Angelou and Guy Johnson), also oversees the Cultural Committee for the Clinton Global Initiative Haiti Action Network.
In her native Miami, Ms. Green and GFF fund a number of initiatives, among them the Little Haiti-based Youth Expressions program (which addresses everything from HIV/AIDS prevention to gang intervention and has become a harbor for at-risk youth) and “A Photographic History of Black Miami” — a permanent exhibit curated by 34-year veteran Florida International University (FIU) professor Dr. Marvin Dunn and located in Camillus House’s Brownsville Christian Housing Center.
Furthermore, Ms. Green and GFF’s close association with FIU has resulted in the creation of both the Steven and Dorothea Green Library and the Digital Library of the Caribbean, as well as the establishing of NeighborhoodHELP (Health, Education, Learning, Program), where students of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine work with medically under-served families throughout Miami-Dade County.
Green got her start in public service as an intern under Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD), who inspired her to get involved with Head Start programs at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and Senator John Breaux (D-LA), for whom she worked on Capitol Hill. Since then Green’s served on the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities Coming Up Taller program (under President Clinton), and the Boards of both the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC) and the American Red Cross of Greater Miami and the Keys. Green created and was board President of E-Equality learning center, the first interactive computer learning center in Miami-Dade County (sponsored by Intel), lectured on HIV/AIDS education and prevention and civil society at Princeton and George Washington University, established the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine's Pediatric AIDS program, and was primary funder of Project Medishare's Community Health program.
Green, a member of the Alexis D. Tocqueville Million Dollar Round Table of the United Way, also received the American Red Cross Spectrum Ambassador Award, the Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (2003) and the prestigious Navigation Award for her efforts in the cross-continental car rally, the Gumball 3000.
|»||See how the Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP program at FIU changes lives|
|»||Purchase Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings For The Library Of Congress, 1936-1937, nominated for two GRAMMY Awards.|
|»||Watch GFF President Kimberly Green's CGI Stories segment about the music of Alan Lomax.|