Thank you Miguel "Mike" Fernandez and Family for the support. Mike has donated in excess of $100 million dollars to charitable foundations over the last 20 years.
“Take care of those who come after us,” is one of the last things 12-year-old Miguel B. Fernández remembers hearing before boarding a plane taking him, his parents and his little sister away from their homeland.
“For nearly three decades the Fernández family has been an integral part of our United Way, stepping up to the plate whenever we’ve needed them, from supporting our work with education and veterans to opening up their home to host key volunteers,” Maria C. Alonso, president and CEO, United Way of Miami-Dade, said. “Mike and Constance are true leaders who champion causes and organizations that help thousands of families in our community and beyond.”
Among many other initiatives, the Fernández family also supports the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education and provided the lead gift for the creation of United Way’s Children’s Advocacy Complex. They recently announced an $885,000 gift to United Way Mission United, a program that empowers local veterans and their families. Constance and Mike joined our Million Dollar Roundtable in 2001.
Born in Cuba, Mike currently serves as chairman of MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P., a private equity firm in Coral Gables that invests in healthcare service companies nationwide, currently invested in a portfolio of 21 companies.
During his career, Mike has developed multiple enterprises such as Physicians Healthcare Plans, CAC Medical Centers, Prescribit Rx, CarePlus Health Plans, Navarro Pharmacies, Medical Specialties Distributors, Hospitalists of America, Simply Healthcare Plans and Nutri-Force Nutrition.