Recipe for Success with Guest Kelly Alvarez Vitale, Strategic Philanthropy
Just as there are no two recipes that contain the exact same ingredients or measurements, there are no two success stories exactly the same. Recipe For Success features entrepreneurs, visionary leaders and innovators of all ages who will share their ingredients that make them successful – personally and professionally.
Let's get cooking! Kelly Alvarez Vitale is the President and Founder of Strategic Philanthropy. She saw a need for a new philanthropic approach and founded Strategic Philanthropy in 2012 on the belief that effective corporate giving is one that fits an organization’s business goals, values and objectives. Kelly understands how targeted philanthropy can help organizations indirectly market products and services to clearly defined market segments and has witnessed how effective philanthropy opens business opportunities. Strategic Philanthropy was one of the first corporate philanthropy consulting firms to launch in Florida. Clients include: Broward College, Trividia Health, City of Pompano Beach, City of Sunrise, Sun Sentinel, JM Family, Turnberry, Stiles, Templeton & Company, Community Foundation of Broward and Broward Performing Arts Foundation.
Strategic Philanthropy has helped clients serve 205 nonprofits and awarded $2 million in sponsorships. Kelly has shown companies that it is not solely about the dollars, but that companies can impact their communities through in-kind donations and volunteer programs. Through programs she has put in place, her clients have donated $800,000 + of in-kind donations and logged over 10,000 volunteer hours, which has had an additional estimated value of $250,000 to directly benefit the community. Moreover, she has been instrumental in growing the MLK Day of Service in Broward County – tripling the projects funded, the number of registered volunteer and total hours logged countywide.
She has been published 10 times and twice in PRNews Guidebook on corporate philanthropy as an expert in her field.
In the community, Kelly is involved with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Ghost Light Society where she was a founding member, past co-chair for the organization and board member for the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. Her past community involvement includes serving as the Emerge Broward Program Co-Chair as well as serving on the Leadership Broward Foundation Board of Directors. Kelly has co-chaired the Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot & Paddle and was a founding member of ARC Broward’s The Traveling Plate. Kelly is also a community representative for the Broward Cultural Division’s funding and review panel and is volunteer for United Way’s Reading Pals, Jack & Jill Children’s Center and her alma mater, Florida State University.
Kelly is a graduate of Florida State University where she received a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communication as well as a double major in Communication and Spanish. Despite being a native Floridian, Kelly is an avid snow skier, having skied for over 20+ years. Her other passion is cooking (and eating what she cooks!). Kelly and her husband, Randall, live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and spend their free time traveling and chasing their son Grayson.
Learn more about Strategic Philanthropy at: www.strategicphilanthropyinc.com.
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