Summer 2015

Partners Newsletter Summer 2015

 Volunteering at Chapman Partnership Just Got Easier Thanks to the INteractive VolunteerHub

Chapman Newsletter

Volunteers are the backbone of our mission at Chapman Partnership. Since we opened our doors in 1995, over 20,000 volunteers have given their time to help our homeless residents achieve self-sufficiency. Whether you are serving meals, hosting activities in the Family Resource Center or organizing a corporate day of service, volunteers continue to be an essential part of Chapman Partnership’s DNA.

To make volunteering easier, we are proud to announce the launch of VolunteerHub, our new volunteer management system! It is now easier than ever to schedule volunteer opportunities and impact the lives of the homeless. With this program, new and returning volunteers are able to see all available opportunities at a glance.

New volunteers can register online and sign up for an activity that best fits their schedules. User profiles have already been created for existing volunteer groups that will automatically check them in to their monthly meal service. VolunteerHub also allows volunteers to track the amount of hours completed and print out a log of their services. This is extremely beneficial for students and other volunteers completing community service hours.

Whether you are new to volunteering at Chapman Partnership or have been serving with us for years, check out our new, interactive calendar and sign up for your next volunteer opportunity today! Visit

Chapman Partnership received a generous grant to implement VolunteerHub from VolunteerFlorida which aids organizations in increasing the capacity to recruit, manage, support and retain skills-based volunteers to serve in high-value assignments.


Chairman’s Letter


Chapman Partnership 1995-2015

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow A commitment to Empower the Homeless

Dear Chapman Partnership Stakeholders, Twenty years ago CPHI was created around a common core of shared values and a mission based on the vision and leadership of Alvah H. Chapman, Jr., to eradicate homelessness in Miami. Now called Chapman Partnership, in his memory, we continue to live up to those values of serving and empowering the homeless to lead independent lives. In the last 20 years we have achieved great success in our community, but as Alvah would say, “We’ve come a long way and our prayers have been answered, but our job is not yet done.” Since 1995 Chapman Partnership, along with our partners the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, has made huge advances in reducing the numbers of homeless on the streets and in transitioning those in our centers to self-sufficiency. Since we opened our doors on October 18, 1995 at the North Center, we have served 101,950 homeless admissions including 9,575 families and 20,400 children. Since we began tracking job placements in October 2011, to date 1,682 residents have received employment with 53% securing full-time placement with assistance from our Employment Specialists. Thanks to job training and case management assistance, the household income for a family of four increases from an average of $13,800 at intake to $47,520 upon outplacement into permanent housing, an increase of 200% above the 2014 Federal Poverty Level. Together, we have achieved a success rate of 64% of transitioning homeless residents to self-sufficiency and productive members of society! Today, Chapman Partnership is considered a national model as a homeless assistance center, providing emergency housing coupled with holistic and wrap-around services ranging from healthcare, childcare, job training and employment placement as well as housing assistance among other critical services. Looking forward another two decades I can say that our future is bright. We have by far the most professional, engaged and caring board of trustees, professional staff, case managers and volunteers of any homeless organization in the nation. Our board and senior leadership are exploring strategic initiatives to continue our mission to meet the future needs of our residents even as the economic, employment and housing sectors in Miami continue to change in ways we could not have imagined back in 1995. While we are blessed with an endowment that allows us to invest in future initiatives, we continue to look to you to invest in our day-to-day needs through your generous financial contributions. Finally, do not simply take my word of how great Chapman Partnership is, after all, as the chairman of the board of trustees I may be considered biased. I want to challenge our nearly 20,000 readers to take a tour of Chapman Partnership. If it has been years since you last visited, you need to come back and see the progress we are making and if you have never been here, you owe it to yourself to see how we invest your time, talents and treasures to empower the homeless. If you can’t make it to Miami or Homestead, take a virtual tour via our website and videos. Come and visit one of our centers and see for yourself what your contributions allow us to do for the less fortunate every day. It will leave you inspired. carlos-signature Carlos Fernandez-Guzman

6th Annual Take a Walk in Her Shoes

p3-top “Take a Walk in Her Shoes” is an opportunity to experience fashion history while honoring outstanding South Florida women and raising awareness to improve the lives of homeless women through Chapman Partnership’s programs. “Take a Walk in Her Shoes” is presented by Chapman Partnership’s Womenade Committee and is produced by C. Madeleine’s, directed by Danny Santiago with makeup and hairstyling by Rik Rak Salon. p3-mid This year Womenade announced the Trish Bell Lifetime Leadership Award that will honor an individual who inspires and motivates others to achieve a greater vision of hope and opportunity for those most in need. 2015 HONOREES: Ana de Figueroa Cisneros, Nancy Hector, Lani Kahn Drody, Linda Levy Goldberg, Lilliam Machado, Jillian Posner, Trina Robinson, Alexandra Villoch and Allison Weiss Brady. 2015 Event Chairs were Bronwyn Miller, Irene Korge and Migna Sanchez-Llorens and the Honorary Chairs were Trish and Dan Bell. CBS4 TV personality Lisa Petrillo was the Master of Ceremonies. For more information please visit

Community Outreach

4-payless Payless Gives® Supports Chapman Partnership

Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids distributed 200 pairs of new shoes to the children at our centers in the Spring. The children had a great time trying on shoes and picking out the ones that made them feel special. We are extremely grateful to partners like Payless ShoeSource who continues to put smiles on the children’s faces. Product donations from the Payless Gives® program total more than $1 million annually in free shoes for children of families in need.


4-annual Annual Volunteer Luncheon

Once a year we have the opportunity to honor our volunteers with a special luncheon. This year, more than 100 organizations were present and represented the more than 20,000 volunteers that have supported us since 1995. Our volunteers enable us to continue to carry out our mission daily. The volunteer of the year award was presented to south center volunteers Iliana & Danilo Barreiro and north center volunteer Pastor John White II. The Ray Goode Award was presented to Chapman Partnership board member Evan Rees.


4-deloitte Deloitte Impact Day at Chapman Partnership

For the third year in a row, Chapman Partnership has been selected as a site for the Deloitte Impact Day. About 100 Deloitte professionals spent the day at the north and south centers painting, folding, organizing clothes, and preparing and serving lunch to the residents. We appreciate Deloitte for making an IMPACT at our Centers!


4-miami-matters “Miami Matters” Leadership Miami makes a Difference

The Greater Miami Chamber Team Miami Matters made a real difference in the Employment Program at the north and south centers. The Team hosted a career fair at each center, conducted four employability skills seminars, donated four computers and raised enough money to provide a scholarship fund for residents to attend training and certification programs. The Team’s collaborative effort left a lasting impression with residents and staff. In May, the Team was awarded the “Best Team Project” designation by the Chamber Leadership Academy for their efforts and success at Chapman Partnership.

Chapman Partnership News

5-happy-hearts Many Happy Hearts Foundation hosts 5th Annual Golf Classic

The 5th Annual Many Happy Hearts Golf Classic took place in April at the Melreese Country Club. Golfers enjoyed lunch before an early afternoon tee-time and finished the day with a BBQ dinner and awards ceramony. Former resident Desmond Mead thanked golfers for participating and shared his inspirational success story. Many thanks to the Many Happy Hearts Foundation for coordinating the event and to those who participated and made it one of the best golf tournaments to date.

5-health-heroes Chapman Partnership Receives the Health Care Heroes Award

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce presented Chapman Partnership with the Health Care Heroes® Award at the May luncheon. Family Nurse Practitioner Jackie Master stated, “Everyone deserves access to quality healthcare, especially the homeless. At Hope Clinic at Chapman Partnership we are proud to be validated for what we do every day on behalf of our residents.”    

5-nextgen nextgen 5th Annual KickBall

nextgen for Chapman Partnership kicked off spring with the 5th Annual Kickball Tournament at Peacock Park. The tournament took place on a beautiful South Florida day and was filled with food, fun and team spirit! nextgen hosted 6 teams including newcomers Northern Trust, Akerman and Victoria & Associates. Thank you to all of our generous sponsors: Yale Real Estate, Florida Title & Escrow, Yale Mortgage, Taylor & Mathis, Akerman, Cresa, Sibley Law, Sprout Loud, Victoria & Associates, WAKA, Coffee Break, Evian Water, Nestle, WQAM, The Big Cheese, Coola & Tommy Bahama Sunscreen, and a very special thank you to all players and supporters that participated this year.  

5-nextgen-derby nextgen Kentucky Derby Day Viewing Party

nextgen celebrated this year’s Kentucky Derby by hosting a fabulous viewing party at Smith & Wollensky Miami Southpoint. Ladies wore their Derby hats and the men sported seersucker suits while all enjoyed speciality crafted cocktails, bites, music and a silent auction. Many thanks to all of our wonderful partners and silent auction donors Tory Burch Bal Harbour, Aventura Mall, Redbike, Mickey Demos Boxing & Fitness, Gotham Cigars, Southern Wine & Spirits, West Elm, Smith & Wollensky, Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne, and Continental Flowers.

2015 Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees **Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. Founding Chairman *Carlos Fernandez-Guzman, Chairman *Trish Bell, Chairman Emeritus *Robert E. Chisholm, FAIA, Past Chairman *Dr. Evalina Bestman, Vice Chair *Tomas P. Erban, Vice Chair *Osmond C. Howe, Jr. Vice Chair *Jonah Pruitt, III, Vice Chair *Bonnie M. Crabtree, Secretary *Tom Huston, Jr., Treasurer *H. Daniel Vincent, President & CEO Members Richard B. Adams, Jr., Esq. Timothy M. Adams Jon Batchelor Sandy Batchelor *Rob Bowlby Paula Brockway *Guillermo G. Castillo Brigid Cech Samole Armando Codina Phil Corey Terry Curry Deborah Davidson Nancy J. Davis Thomas B. Davis
Scott Desharnais Paul J. DiMare Alan Eisenberg Fatima Perez *Gerardo B. Fernandez Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields Jose M. Gonzalez Nancy Hector Elsie Howard Sherrill Hudson *Edward Joyce Larry Kahn Steven C. Kirk **R. Kirk Landon Rev. Richard Ledgister John M. Malloy, Jr. Brent McLaughlin Marisa T. Mendez Bronwyn C. Miller Robert R. Munoz Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin *Allan Pekor Peter Pruitt Philip M. Reagan Evan Rees Rev. Mark T. Reeves Raquel Regalado *Carlos Saballos, nextgen President 
Tracy R. Slavens Jay A. Steinman Stefan H. Zachar, III Emeritus Board Members Hon. Mike H. Abrams Jill Beach Hon. Edward Bullard **Annette Eisenberg Dr. Douglas C. Harris Adolfo Henriques Dr. Frank Jacobs Glendon Johnson Lynn B. Lewis Carlos Migoya William L. Morrison Aaron S. Podhurst, Esq. John W. Reynolds Kenneth G. Sellers Rev. Thom Shafer Mark Small Dr. John Uribe Joanna Wragg
Associate Board Members Sara Adler William H. Allen, Jr. Maria Beguiristain Yolanda Berkowitz Stephen H. Bittel Philip F. Blumberg Thomas M. Cornish Jesus Diaz, Jr. Jose M. Diaz **Dr. Stephen J. Dresnick Thomas Franklin Robert V. Glaser Maritza Gutierrez Dr. Rosemary F. Hall, RN Ron Magill Robert McKinney, Esq. Amarilis Moran Osorio Dennis Pastrana Bruce Rubin Jacob Solomon Michael Swerdlow Bill R. Tillett
*Denotes Executive Committee Members / ** Deceased

Board Dates

Meetings are scheduled for 8 a.m at 1550 North Miami Avenue, unless otherwise advised.

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Gift of Giving

Thanks to our Generous Donors (November 2014 – January 2015)

February 2015 Edward J. Joyce Joseph and Sherrie Garfield Foundation Martha Rogers Haas Ocean Bank Sarah H. Woodruff Foundation St. Christopher’s By-The-Sea Winn-Dixie WOW Factor
March 2015 Ana de Figueroa Cisneros Making Change Popular Community Bank Ralph Lauren Corporation
April 2015 Many Happy Hearts Foundation Nancy Hector Trish & Dan Bell
May 2015 Allison Weiss Brady Gus Machado Ford, Inc Greenberg Traurig Jillian Posner Miami Kiwanis Youth Foundation Ocean Reef Community Foundation Selene Devaney
June 2015 Anonymous 107 Baptist Health South Florida Cynthia Knight Florida Blue Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. Global Village Charitable Trust Irene Kaynor Korn Ferry International National Council of Jewish Women Pacific National Bank

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