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The Emerging Leader Award: Honoring Vance Aloupis

The Emerging Leader Award is presented in partnership with the Alvah H. and Wyline P. Chapman Foundation and honors South Florida’s successful, next-generation leaders under the age of 40.

Lecture Topic: A movement to change Florida

Social movements are all around us — changing mindsets…rearranging political structures…and, ultimately, promoting equity. This is a conversation about one organization’s seemingly-impossible pursuit to build a real movement that will make Florida the best state in the nation for young children. For six years, The Children’s Movement of Florida has been reaching into dozens of communities across this state of 20 million people to bring awareness and support to the issue of early childhood investment. The organization’s CEO, Vance Aloupis, will share his vision for the organization, but, more specifically, what he’s learned (and how he’s grown) from the many struggles and successes that come from the pursuit of building a social movement for children.


  • Vance Aloupis

    Vance Aloupis joined The Children’s Movement in June 2010, now serving as the organization’s CEO. A former Student Body President at the University of Miami, student trustee on the UM Board of Trustees, and a graduate of the UM School of Law, Vance was the Judge Peter Palermo Fellow in the Center for Ethics and Public Service’s Street Law program. As a proud alum of the University of Miami, Vance now serves a member of the UM Alumni Association Board of Directors.

    In 2012, Vance was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to serve as a commissioner for Volunteer Florida, which oversees much of the state’s AmeriCorps programs. Vance is a graduate of Class VI of the Miami Fellows and Class IV of Connect Florida. In late 2014, Vance helped found the James Madison Institute’s Leaders Fellowship, a leadership development program focused on fostering free market principles. A graduate of Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management program, Vance was selected as one of 90 young professionals from across America to join in the first cohort of HBS’s Young American Leaders Program.

    In 2014, Vance was honored by The Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida as the Young Floridian of the Year. And, in 2015, Vance was honored with the Emerging Leader Award from Florida International University’s Center for Leadership.

    Vance and his wife, Mariella, live in Aventura, with their two daughters, Isabella and Aria.

  • Date

    Monday, April 18, 2016