Gepsie letter

Sant La's 15th Anniversary of Service

Dear Guests,

Last year, we celebrated Sant La's 15th anniversary in service. We marked the occasion with many accomplishments, such as the publication of the Red and Blue Book of Philanthropy, a celebration of those who invest their treasure in initiatives that benefit Haitians. The Philanthropy Campaign, launched in 2014, aims to promote the transformative impact of giving, whether that is money, time, or skill.

We also published Progress and Unmet Challenges: Sant La's Profile of the Haitian Community of Miami-Dade, 2010-2015. An updated assessment of key socio-economic indicators in the Haitian community, which will inform our work in the coming years.

Perhaps our biggest accomplishment in our 15th year was the launch of Sant La Fellows, a year-long community leadership Fellowship to prepare the next generation of civic, political, academic, business and community leaders in the Haitian community. We are continuing to work with the enthusiastic Inaugural class of Sant La Fellows and will soon be preparing for the second class.

Now in 2016, we will be working to build on past efforts. Throughout these endeavors, we will rely on your support. Please contact us with comments and suggestions. We are able to give our everything to the community, because you give your everything to us.

With Warm Regards,


Gepsie M. Metellus
Executive Director