Harve A. Mogul joined United Way of Miami-Dade as president and chief executive officer January 1, 1991. Through its mission of “building community by helping people care for one another,” United Way brings people together from throughout the community to build a stronger and safer Miami-Dade County.
Under his leadership, United Way of Miami-Dade has earned national recognition as one of the leading United Ways and non-profits in the country. United Way of Miami-Dade is frequently cited for excellence in its major gift and fundraising programs, diversity efforts, emergency responsiveness, financial stewardship and governance and community building initiatives. In January 2007, United Way of Miami-Dade opened a national best practices teaching and learning center on its campus. Called the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education, it is dedicated to elevating the quality of early childhood education in Miami-Dade and beyond. In 2009, United Way opened the Center for Financial Stability, one of two such centers in the country, to address economic hardships facing individuals and families.
Mogul has been a United Way professional since 1973. In addition to Miami-Dade County, he has worked for the United Ways in Baltimore, MD; Cleveland, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; and, Winston-Salem, NC.
As a campaign director for Ketchum, Inc., Mogul helped plan the national campaign to raise $100 million for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial and Museum in Washington D.C. Prior to that, Mogul served in the United States Peace Corps from 1964-66, taught fifth grade in Baltimore, and worked with community planning and advocacy organizations.
Mogul serves on a number of national United Way committees and is a member of the United Way of Florida Board. He was tapped to lead a national, United Way system response focused on the long-term rebuilding needs of the individuals and communities following disasters like Hurricane Katrina. In Miami, he serves on the boards of the Zoological Society of Florida and the Early Learning Coalition, as a trustee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Orange Bowl Committee, and the Miami-Dade County Public School Superintendent’s Business Advisory Council. He also serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Labor, Education and Health Advisory Council.
Mogul earned his B.A. degree in 1964 and a Master’s in Social Work and Community Planning in 1971, both from the University of Maryland. In 2006, he received an honorary doctorate degree from Johnson & Wales in business administration. He is a recipient of Miami Coalition of Christian and Jews Humanitarian Award and Mercy Hospital’s Monsignor Bryan O. Walsh Humanitarian Award. In 2003, the Mogul family received Family Counseling Services’ Family of the Year Award.
He resides in Coral Gables, FL, with his wife Alesia, a community volunteer and activist. Their son Elliott is a law clerk for the U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York. Their son Maxwell is a student at The Learning Experience and a Florida Special Olympics gold medalist in track and field and a silver medalist in basketball.