Donors Forum of South Florida has merged with Florida Philanthropic Network. The merger, which was approved by the two organizations’ boards of directors in early May, brings together the two largest philanthropy associations in Florida. The organization will maintain the Florida Philanthropic Network name and logo, and will continue to be led by FPN President and CEO David Biemesderfer.
“We are delighted to welcome even more South Florida foundations and corporate grantmakers into Florida Philanthropic Network,” said Steven Marcus, Board Chair of Florida Philanthropic Network and President and CEO of the Health Foundation of South Florida. “Their presence will enable FPN to provide an even stronger, more unified voice for the state’s philanthropy sector.”
As a result of the merger, Florida Philanthropic Network will open a South Florida office with locations in both West Palm Beach and Miami by early June, and will have a staff person working on the ground in South Florida to meet the needs of FPN’s members in the region.