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Join Venture Cafe Miami for our signature programming series, Around the Table: straightforward, open format, roundtable conversations with South Florida’s most sought-after civic and business leaders.

This month’s Around the Table features:

Ruth Shack, Former County Commissioner & President Emeritus the Miami Foundation

Venture Cafe Miami #ThursdayGathering

1951 NW 7th Ave., Suite 600, Miami, FL 33136

June 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Great Bear Room


Ruth Shack is the President Emeritus of the Miami Foundation. She previously served as a three-time Miami Dade County Commissioner (1976, 1978 and 1982). In her tenure as a commissioner, she championed protecting historic resources, including the Art Deco District on South Beach leading to her 1981 sponsorship of the county’s first ordinance for historic preservation. In 1977, she sponsored the amendment to the original Dade County anti-discrimination ordinance to add the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  

Ruth Shack has served as vice chair of the Council on Foundations and chair of its management committee, on the Board of the Community Foundations for Youth and the Board of Funders Concerned about AIDS. She is a member of the Bertelsmann Foundations’ Transatlantic Community Foundation Network and was chair of the Communications Network. She was a founder and former chair of the Florida Philanthropic Network and founder-chair of the Alliance for Human Services.

She is the recipient of the Governor’s Award for the Arts; American Institute of Architects Community Service Award; Presidential Award from the Cultural Executives Council; Tropical Audubon’s Conservation Award; Society of the Arts, Florida South Chapter; Miami Beach Taxpayer’s Association, Public Enlightenment; and Dade County’s Outstanding Citizens Award.

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