The Board of Directors wishes to thank Jaime Bayo for his commitment to OUT Miami Foundation and our mission to build an engaged, philanthropic LGBTQ community in Miami.
After 4 years of dedicated service to Miami’s LGBTQ community as the Founder and Executive Director of OUT Miami, Jaime will be bringing his talents to the Perez Art Museum (PAMM) as the museum’s new Director of Corporate Relations.
While he will transition our of his role as as the lead staffer of the Foundation by October, we are thrilled that Jaime will serve on the Board of Directors of OUT Miami Foundation, and will be a critical resource for the new Executive Director.
The search for OUT Miami Foundation's next Executive Director will begin immediately, and we anticipate making the final selection in early-to-mid 2019. During this time of transition, the foundation will continue our important programming and grant making efforts as well as future initiatives already budgeted and approved by the Board.
The strength and resiliency of our local LGBTQ community depends not just on one person, but on all of us working together, doing our part to make a difference. Whether as a volunteer, donor, or partner now is the time to “lean in” by renewing or increasing your support during this critical moment for our community foundation.
We wish Jaime the best in his future endeavors and again express our gratitude for his service, leadership, and vision. If you have any questions or would like to connect please email the Chair of the Board of Directors, Johann Ali, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
OUT Miami Foundation Has Reached the GuideStar Bronze Level Profile as a
Demonstration of Its Commitment to Transparency
Miami, FL – OUT Miami Foundation today achieved the Bronze GuideStar Nonprofit Profile level. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information about nonprofit organizations and a leader in advancing transparency in the nonprofit sector. This level demonstrates OUT Miami Foundation's deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.
"We have worked hard to showcase our rapid progress toward our mission, and our belief in being transparent about our work, to our constituents," said OUT Miami Executive Director Jaime Bayo. "As a GuideStar Bronze participant, we use their platform to share a wealth of up-to-date information about our work and our organizational effectiveness to our supporters and to GuideStar's immense online audience of nonprofits, grantmakers, individual donors, and the media."
In order to be awarded the GuideStar logo, OUT Miami Foundation had to fill out every required field of our nonprofit profile page on www.guidestar.org.
"I encourage you to check out our profile on GuideStar to see what we're all about," added SPOKESPERSON. "We are engaged in exciting initiatives, and we are thrilled to have another platform for communicating our advancement and progress."
About GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles
The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS. GuideStar invites nonprofits to update their profiles at no cost to the organizations. Updating allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with the millions of people who visit GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations and the more than 120 sites and applications that use GuideStar data. To earn a logo, an organization needs to complete all required fields for that participation level. The GuideStar logos, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all updated participants' profiles in the GuideStar database.
Today is a hard day for many of us.
It may be difficult for those outside of the LGBT community to understand the role a gay nightclub plays in our coming out process, and the safe haven that it becomes as we seek to escape to a place where we can hold hands, steal a kiss, and dance without fear. What happened last year tore at us so deeply because while we may not feel safe being LGBT in a majority of public settings, gay clubs are the one place where we go to be absolutely free. For many of us around the country and the world, we know that as soon as we step out of that club that we will have to face a very different reality from the one of laughter and lights inside. The reality of the attack is that it could have been a club in any city anywhere in America, where LGBT people go to escape. All of us who go out to LGBT places collectively thought "it could have been me in there". But it’s an especially hard day for those of us with personal connections to the tragedy.