For nearly half a century, Harve A. Mogul has dedicated his life to service. He was president and CEO of United Way of Miami-Dade from 1991-2017, after having served in leadership roles at several United Ways since 1973. Throughout his career, Harve helped raise more than $2 billion and launched groundbreaking initiatives that have moved the needle on education, financial stability, health and disaster response.
Under Harve’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.
Harve 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.
He is a trustee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, member of the Orange Bowl Committee, the Miami-Dade County Public Schools 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., Harve 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.
Harve resides in Pinecrest. He has two sons – Elliott, married to Jeffrey Eric Sandberg; and Maxwell; and a grandson Nico.