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Bravo Family Foundation Donates to Support Victims of Miami Condo Collapse

By on June 27, 2021

Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett, Miami Mayor Francis Suárez and Orlando Bravo (Courtesy)

Support Surfside Fund to Receive $250,000

SAN JUAN — Orlando Bravo, the founder and managing partner of private equity firm Thoma Bravo, announced Sunday a $250,000 donation from his foundation, the Bravo Family Foundation, to the Support Surfside fund created by the Miami HEAT and Miami HEAT Charitable Fund, The Miami Foundation, The Coral Gables Community Foundation, The Key Biscayne Community Foundation and other partners to provide relief for those impacted by the building collapse in Miami-Dade County’s town of Surfside. 

Miami Mayor Francis Suárez and Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett were at the Surfside Community Center to accept the Bravo Family Foundation’s donation from Bravo, who moved to Miami in late 2020. 

The Bravo Family Foundation’s donation will support temporary housing for displaced families before insurance arrives, as well as therapy for those victims. This donation is in addition to the $750,000 that the South Florida community has already raised for Surfside, bringing the total amount raised to more than $1 million.  

“The Miami staff of Thoma Bravo will continue to be involved in Surfside efforts. This donation is the initiation of support that Orlando Bravo, the Bravo Family Foundation, and Thoma Bravo will provide for various Miami-area community causes,” according to to a release.       

“The Bravo Family Foundation is honored to fill a void of need in the Surfside tragedy, before long-term insurance and government assistance is put in place,” said Bravo. “Our foundation understands the immediate needs that arise from tragedies like Surfside, and we want to help these families rebuild their lives. We encourage other business leaders, philanthropists and community partners join in the effort to help the victims of this horrific, saddening event.”

“Aside from the constant search and rescue efforts, it’s crucial to make sure residents displaced by this horrible tragedy have an immediate place to stay and it’s equally important that everyone has adequate access to the counseling they need,” said Mayor Suarez. “I want to thank Orlando Bravo, who is a new member to this community, for stepping up and making such a generous contribution to these efforts.  It is because of people like him that we are united in helping each other.”  

Bravo founded the Bravo Family Foundation out of a humanitarian mission to provide relief for families in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The foundation, using a $10 million gift from Bravo, provided critical aid to isolated areas along the island’s west coast and committed funds for the long-term recovery of the island. In the aftermath of the historic hurricane, Bravo and his team deployed air and sea cargo operations to transport supplies and developed a supply chain model that ensured equipment and supplies were delivered to the storm victims that were most in need.

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