Meet the 2022 Power Leaders in Corporate Philanthropy

Whether leading for-profit companies or nonprofit organizations, executives historically have been judged by the measurable bottom-line performance they have delivered.

With a growing awareness about how intertwined these entities are with the communities in which they operate and their teams live, “giving back” has become increasingly important. Known since the 1990s as “triple bottom-line” practices – or the attention paid to profits, people and planet – leaders are asked by stakeholders, new job candidates, even their peers about what they’ve done, not only to drive their companies, but to help support their communities. Our inaugural Power Leaders in Corporate Philanthropy includes leaders of corporate foundations, not-for-profit groups, and funds and foundations created by families blessed with success and committed to their communities.

Each has proven the importance and satisfaction found in the giving of “time, talent and treasure.” By volunteering as an organization, sharing valuable expertise, and making financial contributions, they’re making a difference. This remains true as we continue to navigate the fallout from the pandemic.

They’re showing by example that we can all take a leading role in improving the places we live and work – today, and for years to come.

Kaufman Rossin’s Blain Heckaman is one of the 2022 Power Leaders in Corporate Philanthropy:

Blain Heckaman

Blain Heckaman

Blain L. Heckaman

CEO, Kaufman Rossin

Miami

Under Heckaman, the firm’s community giving program supports over 250 South Florida organizations, including The Women’s Fund, Breakthrough Miami, Arts and Business Council, Friends of WLRN and YWCA Miami.

Birthplace: Elkhart, Indiana

Education: B.S., accounting, Ball State University

Lasting lesson from the pandemic: “A truly great, strong company culture can withstand any challenge”

One act that would transform giving: “Companies supporting causes their employees care about”

I’m involved in philanthropy because: “Making our community better and stronger benefits everyone.”

I define success as: “Preparing the next generation for success”

To unwind, I: “Read, reflect and get outdoors as much as I can”

 

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