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Lending Thanks to the Key Biscayne Community Foundation, those who want to
improve life on the island have a way to make their philanthropic wishes
come true — one good deed at a time.
Tex t by Jacquelyn Benson
T he world-famous beaches, beautiful neighborhoods,
and thriving arts and culture scene are just a
few of the qualities that make Key Biscayne such
a special place. But at the heart of the island’s
appeal lies a secret – the generosity of a league
of donors and philanthropists committed to improving life
in the community. Instrumental to bridging the gap between
those good intentions and their realization is the Key Biscayne
Community Foundation [KBCF], a public charity that helps
donors meet their philanthropic goals from start to finish.
“In addition to the philanthropic knowledge we give to our
donors, we offer professional investment management and
administrative services like accounting, regulatory filings,
grant requests and grantmaking. Because we are a public
charity, and not a private foundation, our donors receive
the maximum tax benefit immediately,” explains Executive
Director Melissa McCaughan White. The foundation helps
donors on a global scale, but it’s the focus on the Key Biscayne
community that has made many of the area’s philanthropists
want to work with them.