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As President and CEO of The Miami Foundation-a community foundation helping individuals, families and corporations deepen the impact they make with philanthropy-Javier has successfully transformed the Foundation's business model and brand and positioned the organization as a prominent leader in the South Florida community. Most recently, he led the development of several Foundation initiatives focused on driving increased civic engagement: "The Public Space Challenge" has provided over $1.5M in funding to individuals in the community with an idea for creating or enhancing a public space in Miami and "Give Miami Day," an annual 24 hour on-line charitable giving event that last year raised over $10M for 700 non-profits in Miami. Prior to joining the Foundation, Javier served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Grayling, a multi-disciplinary global public affairs firm. He spent much of his career in the public sector as a litigator in the Miami-Dade County Attorney's Office and as Chief of Staff to County Mayor Alex Penelas. Javier also worked as a litigation associate at Holland & Knight. He is active on a number of community and professional association boards including: Chairman of the Board of the Council on Foundations; Board of Directors of America's Promise Alliance; Chairman of Knight Foundation's Miami Community Advisory Board; and Member of the Orange Bowl Committee. Javier graduated cum laude in History and Political Science from Florida State University and earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a 2013 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.