Board of Directors

Ruth Ramirez, MBA

Generosity Strategies

Ruth is a community advocate who cultivates authentic relationships and inspires stakeholders to live out their values through generosity, community impact, and leadership. For the past ten years, Ruth worked in fundraising, business development, and community relations.

She plays an active role in organizations that provide opportunities for abused and neglected children in Miami-Dade. Ruth champions various nonprofit organizations and entities throughout South Florida. By sharing her personal story as a child who lived in foster care, Ruth elevates the voice of the “foster child” to create policy change and empower South Florida’s most vulnerable.

She served as a member of the CBC Alliance Board, is a former Trustee for Our Kids of Miami-Dade & Monroe, and is a Founding Member of the Fostering Panther Pride program at FIU. She is also a member of the recently graduated class of The Miami Foundation’s Miami Fellows, Class XI.

Professionally, Ruth has worked in the Greater Miami community to advance programs that advocate for social justice issues in education and child welfare.

Ruth recently launched Generosity Strategies, a company focused on helping nonprofits increase bandwidth and reach their fundraising campaign goals. Ruth also served as Executive Director for True North Classical Academies Foundation, in pursuit of restoring virtue, character, and moral development as the core focus of education. She also was the Sr. Director of Collaborative Philanthropy for The Miami Foundation where she led its 24-hour giving day, Give Miami Day, galvanizing capacity building and training resources for more than 1,000 participating nonprofits and raising $34 million during the campaign.

Her other posts include serving as the Director of Development and founding team member of KIPP Miami, she helped launch KIPP’s newest region in South Florida. She developed critical partnerships with Miami’s generous supporters of education equity and reform committed to providing outstanding academics to elementary and secondary grade students across Greater Miami’s Urban Core communities.

Ruth spearheaded the Pancreatic Cancer Research Institute’s launch and developed the Grateful Patient program, an affinity group of patients who support Sylvester’s cutting-edge cancer research as Major Gifts Officer at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. While serving at CHARLEE of Dade County as Manager of donor Relations, her first fundraising role, Ruth developed a comprehensive annual giving campaign, creating sustainable generosity for the foster care agency’s youth mentorship programs and summer camp, “Buffalo Cove” in North Carolina.

Ruth holds an MBA (‘15) and a BS in Physiology (‘10) from Florida International University. In 2015, Ruth received FIU’s “Worlds Ahead Graduate” commendation for her community service and educational achievements. A Miamian at heart, she now resides in Naples, FL with her husband, Jon, and her son, Pablo Roman.