Class XXXIII at the 2015 Annual MeetingTony Carvajal (Class XXVII) and wife at Jodi Levinson (CLF VIII) and husband's restaurant FrancescoVini in Italy!Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, David Kennerly, closing out the 2015 Annual Meeting

Today’s the day!   Starting at noon today (Tuesday, September 1) through tomorrow (Wednesday, September 2) at 11:59 am, Leadership Florida is pleased to participate in the Giving Challenge. This opportunity is made possible by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County (Roxie Jerde, Executive VII &  John Annis Class XXXII) and The Patterson Foundation (Debra Jacobs, Class X), with support from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.

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Welcome to Leadership Florida!

Leadership Florida was created in 1982 by the Florida Chamber of Commerce to “educate and expose a select number of Floridians to the social and economic issues facing the state in order to stimulate their interest in using their knowledge and ability to seek leadership positions where they may work toward solutions for the public interest.”  The first application for the program read, “The class will consist of no more than 50 individuals representing business and industry, various professions, the public sector and other non-profit organizations.” 

More than 1,800 men and women have graduated from the annual Class Program,  Connect Florida, and College Leadership Florida and constitute a membership base more active than any other statewide leadership program in the country.  In order to facilitate frequent interaction among members, Florida is divided into nine geographic regions, each of which holds regular meetings and other activities.  In addition, members serve on more than twenty Leadership Florida committees, supporting in a volunteer capacity the production of the class program, regional activities, an annual membership meeting and Institute programs, as well as overseeing recruitment, selection, communications, governmental appointments, finance, funding, awards, membership programs, nominating and such special projects.  These same members have contributed more than $1,000,000 to an endowment campaign to establish on-going support for member programs and services.


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