An accomplished philanthropist, writer and documentary-filmmaker, Kimberly Green is the President of the Green Family Foundation (GFF). Founded in 1991 by her father, Steven Green, the former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, the GFF is a private philanthropic foundation that provides venture philanthropic funding to organizations and programs that improve access to healthcare, combat extreme poverty, provide treatment of preventable diseases, support youth arts and expression, and drive community education.
Green’s work is typified by her role as a catalyst for change. Under her leadership, the GFF has spearheaded global health initiatives that have immeasurably impacted the lives of thousands of people across the world and in her local Miami community. Green takes a hands-on, proactive approach to supporting grass roots programs serving youth, education and HIV/AIDS prevention efforts through collaborative funding and innovative partnerships.
Green personally oversees the GFF’s partnership with the University of Miami through the Green Family Foundation Initiative (GFFI) to help drive the institution’s groundbreaking work in the fields of pediatric infectious diseases. Additionally, she has played a vital role in helping to fund the Project Medishare, an adjunct program run by University of Miami Medical School professionals designed to help re-build the healthcare delivery system in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. As the single largest private donor to Project Medishare, the GFF has helped create a sustainable model that has significantly improved the lives of more than 72,000 Haitians while demonstrating the influence that NGO/Private funder partnerships have in providing innovative approaches to solving entrenched problems.
Green, who frequently travels to Haiti and around the world to review and participate in new global initiatives, recently wrote, directed and produced the award-winning documentary “Once There Was A Country; Revisiting Haiti.” The film, narrated by Dr. Maya Angelou and Guy Johnson, documents the historic factors which have led to Haiti’s current healthcare crisis, and showcases the inspirational stories of the organizations and individuals who are working to improve the country’s healthcare structure.
A lifelong philanthropist, Green has been a special events director for the United Way; a counselor in the Head Start Program on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; a teacher of Religious Studies at the Baypoint Schools, Juvenile Correctional Facility; and an event coordinator for the Children’s Health Fund.
Green currently lives in Miami Beach.