Deborah M Harris Taking Over Womens Fund Of Miamidade As Issues Of Consequence To Women Girls Rise To Prominence
Written by Miami Today on May 28, 2009
A veteran of the Women’s Funding Network, a coalition of women’s funds across the globe, Deborah "Debi" Harris joins the Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade with broad knowledge of women’s causes and years of funding and advocating them.
In her new role as the head of the local women’s fund, Ms. Harris aims to increase grant-making from last year’s $600,000 to $1 million a year. She lauds past leaders for creating a long-term vision and endowment, and says it’s her goal now to make a tangible impact in the near term.
National leaders such as President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are bringing women’s needs to the forefront, Ms. Harris said, "so I think it’s going to become even more relevant right now. It’s an exciting time." She shared her vision for boosting support for Miami-Dade women and girls with Miami Today staff writer Risa Polansky. To read this profile article in its entirety, subscribe to Miami Today’s E-paper. With the E-paper you will be able to read the entire contents of Miami Today online exactly as it appears in print. Or order this issue, to receive a regular printed copy of this week’s Miami Today. You may also subscribe to the printed edition of Miami Today to receive the newspaper every week by mail.