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About the Green Family Foundation
Founded in 1991 by Steven J. Green, former United States Ambassador to Singapore, and his wife Dorothea Green, the Green Family Foundation (GFF) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting social programs that positively impact global health and alleviate poverty.
The Green Family Foundation’s mission is to make a positive and meaningful impact in communities both at home and abroad. We provide funding and resources to organizations that support global health and development, community empowerment, youth arts and education. GFF empowers under-served communities to fight the cycle of extreme poverty, leading to sustainable programs that improve lives.
GFF supports grassroots initiatives that provide quality care to those in need by focusing on prevention, education and treatment. The foundation empowers communities through grants that enable progressive organizations to help build self-reliance. Today, Kimberly Green, president, continues to advance her family’s vision.
Kimberly Green, President Green Family Foundation
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.
Haiti-based Fastforward specializes in multimedia concepts and production, digital scenography and video projections and was founded by Eric Auguste and Laurence Magloire. Its all-Haitian team consists of videographers, multimedia experts, production professionals, and industrial designers. They work with private and non-profit organizations such as Partners in Health, Mercy Corps, Voilà, Brana and others.
In 2002, Laurence Magloire created Sinema Anba Zetwal (Cinema Under the Stars), a multi-media, social and cultural festival featuring music, film, educational programs and audience interactivity. Two years later, with the creative and logistical support of Fastforward, and management from the MWÈM Foundation, Sinema Anba Zetwal (SAZ) started touring Haiti with an outdoor cultural and educational event that features performing arts, short films and other complementary resources, for crowds that have numbered upwards of 10,000. In partnership with various healthcare providers, SAZ also promotes awareness, conducts health consultations and distributes medication via a mobile care unit.
In February 2010, SAZ launched the Food for Souls tour, which visited more than nine cities along the 2009 earthquake’s fault line. The tour, SAZ's sixth initiative, was directed by Fastforward Project Director Tatiana Magloire and made possible in part by MWÈM Foundation, Mercy Corps, Voilà, Productions Fanal, Zanmi Lasante, TNH, Institut Français, Cofresa, Tropic S.A., Brana S.A., EarthSpark International, Savonnerie Auguste, KREA, Ministry of Communications and Culture of Haiti, as well as the Green Family Foundation, whose president, Kimberly Green, provided cultural content and was present throughout. “Food for Souls”’ addressed a plethora of issues, including hygiene, environment, culture, gender equity, healthcare, natural disasters, civil responsibility and family planning, and its goal was to help foster cultural development, and to help bring closure to the victims of the earthquake.
Tatiana Magloire, Project Director, Fastforward
Tatiana Magloire, a Haitian Canadian from Montreal now living in Port au Prince, is Project Director for Fastforward, a new media concept company based is Haiti. A multimedia producer and consultant, Magloire specializes in computer arts and communications, and since 2004 has lent her expertise to Haiti projects. Magloire divides her time between corporate enterprises and cultural, social and educational initiatives. Her past collaborations include renowned organizations such as Radio-Canada, Red Cross, UNICEF, Cresfed, Oasis (Haiti), USAID, Mercy Corps, Zanmi Lasante (PIH) and most recently the Green Family Foundation (GFF), where she works as an implementing partner with Foundation President Kimberly Green (cultural rapporteur chair) on the Clinton Global Initiative’s Haiti Action Network.