A fearless community builder and innovative leader received the Tocqueville Award for Outstanding Philanthropy for a lifetime of service, dedication and passion
Harve A Mogul received United Way of Miami-Dade’s Tocqueville Award for Outstanding Philanthropy in recognition of nearly half a century of service. Mogul was president and CEO of United Way of Miami-Dade from 1991-2017, having served in leadership roles at several United Ways since 1973. Throughout his career, Mogul helped raise more than $2 billion and launched groundbreaking initiatives that have moved the needle on education, financial stability, health and disaster response. He was honored at the Tocqueville Society Grand Reception on March 21, at the home of Patricia and Jose Mas in Coral Gables.
“A true mentor and community builder, Harve inspires us to be unwavering in our fight for a stronger Miami,” Maria C. Alonso, president and CEO, United Way of Miami-Dade, said. “He has taught us to work together, learn from each other, challenge the status quo and transform systems to help everyone in our community lead better lives. From all of us at United Way, thank you Harve and congratulations.”
Under Mogul’s leadership, United Way of Miami-Dade earned national recognition as one of the leading United Ways and nonprofits in the country. He transitioned this United Way from a transactional fundraising/grant-making one to an organization focused on community outcomes, system change and collective impact, aligned around three key areas – education, financial stability and health. In his nearly 27 years at the helm, total revenues grew from $21.5 million to $55 million and total assets from $5 million to $99 million.
During his tenure, United Way of Miami-Dade has demonstrated its leadership in creating innovative responses to community challenges ranging from assisting workers during the shutdown of Eastern and Pan Am airlines, the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, the assimilation of Cuban and Haitian refugees following a change in U.S. immigration policies, post 9/11 recovery, and natural disasters in the Caribbean and across the United States.
Mogul was instrumental conceiving and launching the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education, dedicated to elevating the quality of early childhood education in Miami-Dade and around the world. He also worked with key volunteers and community partners to launch the United Way Center for Financial Stability in 2009 to address economic hardships facing individuals and families. In 2016, he understood the need to help veterans re-acclimate to civilian life and oversaw the launch of United Way Mission United.
Mogul is a trustee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, member of the Orange Bowl Committee, the Miami-Dade County Public School Superintendent’s Business Advisory Council and the Florida International University School of Business Center for Leadership Advisory Council. He has been frequently honored for his business and philanthropic involvements, including: Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Sand in My Shoes Award®; Temple Israel’s first Joseph Narot Award for Community Service; the Miami Coalition of Christian and Jews Humanitarian Award; Mercy Hospital’s Monsignor Bryan O. Walsh Humanitarian Award; and United HomeCare’s Claude Pepper Lifetime Achievement Award, among many others.
In addition to United Way, as a campaign director for Ketchum, Inc., Mogul helped plan the national campaign to raise $100 million for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial and Museum in Washington D.C. Prior to that, he served in the United States Peace Corps from 1964-66, taught fifth grade in Baltimore, and worked with community planning and advocacy organizations. He earned his master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in social work and community planning from the University of Maryland, and received an honorary doctorate degree in business administration from Johnson & Wales University.
Mogul resides in Pinecrest. He has two sons – Elliott, married to Jeffrey Eric Sandberg; and Maxwell; and a grandson Nico.
More than 400 of Miami’s most philanthropic leaders gathered at the reception. The 870-member Tocqueville Society contributes nearly $18 million in support of United Way’s work in education, financial stability and health to empower residents and help fight for a stronger Miami. The society was named after a French historian who recognized, celebrated and immortalized the voluntary spirit he witnessed in America during the 1800s. Mogul led the effort to establish and implement the society in Miami, after his similar efforts in four other United Way cities. Years later, United Way’s Tocqueville Society continues to honor those individuals who demonstrate an extraordinary sense of philanthropy with remarkably high levels of giving.