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Executive Director


Suzanne M. SayfieSuzanne M. Sayfie has spent her life in service to her community. Devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Suzie’s good works have been recognized and honored over the years. For forty years, her unwavering leadership and support of health organizations, hospitals, the arts, her children’s schools, and her parish church has been a most valuable asset to the people of greater Miami. Suzie’s steadfast involvement with the American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, the Miami Heart Institute and the Miami Heart Association, the Opera Guild, St. Jude, and the Mount Sinai Hospitals, has impacted the lives of many individuals. Her involvement with The Miami Project began when she worked as a fundraiser and Patient Liaison at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Neurological Surgery. Suzie went on to chair several large fundraising events for The Miami Project, and subsequently became the Director of Development, and of the Capital Campaign. She has been Executive Director of the institution since 1995.  


Selected Awards and Recognition 

2008        Inner Circle of 12, Outstanding Women Award, American Cancer Society

2007        Inside Out Award, Alumni Award Recipient, University of Miami Alumni Association

2003        Awardee, Silver Antonian Medal for Outstanding Service to the Archdiocese,

                St. George Cathedral

2000        Outstanding Volunteer Women’s Auxiliary

2000        Outstanding Volunteer Award, Miami Heart Institute

1998        Volunteer of the Year, Miami Heart Institute

1995        Honoree, Ten Most Beautiful Couples, American Cancer Society

1992        Honoree, Ten Best Dressed, American Cancer Society

1986        Leading Lady, Sunrisers for Retarded Children

1985        Miss Charity Award, City of Miami

1983        Woman of the Year, Miami Heart Institute

1983        Leading Lady Honoree for Community Service, March of Dimes

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