Who We Are
Who we are
Committed to the Community we Serve
Founded in 2022, the Poinsette Foundation is a living family heirloom committed to empowering and amplifying the voices of underserved women and children of color.
Meet Mia Poinsette
Founder and Executive Director
Mia Poinsette is an award-winning disruptive philanthropist and respected community leader. Mia is the founder and Executive Director of the Poinsette Foundation, a self-funded nonprofit organization that invests in ideas that empower underestimated women and children of color. Mia’s dedication and passion for philanthropy contribute to her deep understanding of the communities that she serves. Helping thousands of families in Central Florida, the Poinsette Foundation has amassed more than 80 community partners throughout Orange and Osceola counties since launching in April 2022.
As a third-generation Girl Scout, Mia credits the organization for planting her early seeds of leadership, entrepreneurship, and community involvement.
Mia is a graduate of multiple leadership programs including the Black Boardroom Leadership Institute’s 2022 inaugural leadership track, Leadership Orlando Class 103, and the 2023 ATHENA NextGen Cohort. Recognized for her impactful footprint in the community, Mia is the recipient of the Heart of Florida United Way’s 2023 Change Maker: Women United Impact award, the Women’s Executive Council’s 2023 Women of Achievement: Central Florida Influencer award, Women on the Rise’s 2023 Community Impact Leader award and Women on the Rise’s 2023 Inspirational Deeva award.
Mia earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in government and public policy at Harvard University.
Happily married with two children, Mia is also a violinist and avid traveler in her free time.
2023 Community Hero Speaker at the Boys & Girls Club Seminole County Faces of the Future Fundraising Breakfast
2023 SHEtalks Speaker at Orange Appeal Magazine’s 13th Annual Orlando Women’s Conference
2023 Guest Speaker at Women’s Executive Council’s August Luncheon
2023 Florida Trend magazine interview – read here
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CareerSource Central Florida
Rewriting the story together
We are immensely proud of the work we’ve done so far. In just one year, we’ve supported and collaborated with 80+ community partners. As an organization, we strive to be…
We embrace authenticity by being true to our identity and purpose.
Through our curated experiences and funding, we aim to bring about positive transformations in the lives of women and children of color.
We foster a vibrant and joyful atmosphere that uplifts and enhances the lives of the women and children we engage.
We maintain transparency by openly sharing information about the allocation of our funding and resources.