Miami resident Jackie Mansfield established the Play to Win Fund to educate and empower inner city youth.
Jackie Mansfield, a principal in Tristar Capital, helped the company develop Miami’s neighborhoods for years, with projects like the W South Beach and others throughout Miami Beach, Wynwood and the Design District. In 2014, she learned of a funding opportunity to help the city of Miami build a basketball gymnasium and educational facilities in Overtown’s Gibson Park. She was compelled by the vision: helping aspiring local youth become productive Miamians by creating a place for them to grow. Jackie went to The Miami Foundation to arrange a $1 million capital gift, establishing the Play to Win Fund to protect the gift’s intent and benefit from the foundation’s grant management expertise. The Fund also gives her a platform to fundraise and support long-term programming in the park. From nonprofits to government agencies, The Miami Foundation’s donor advised funds help philanthropists partner with all kinds of organizations, investing in the community no matter where the need exists.