Congressman Darren Soto Recognizes Mia Poinsette in Ceremony Honoring Central Florida Women Leaders

Apr 11, 2024

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 11, 2024) – Congressman Darren Soto recognized Mia Poinsette, founder and executive director of the Poinsette Foundation, in a special ceremony celebrating the achievements of community leaders in Central Florida.

The Poinsette Foundation is a self-funded nonprofit that invests in ideas that empower underestimated women and children of color. Since launching in 2022, the foundation has helped thousands of Central Florida families through more than 80 community partners.

In addition to the special reception, Congressman Soto read Mia Poinsette’s biography into the congressional record on the U.S. House of Representatives floor. Her biography will be entered into the U.S. Library of Congress.

“The Poinsette Foundation’s legacy and dedication to the community include making a lasting impact in the lives of women and children,” shared Mia Poinsette, the foundation’s Founder and Executive Director. “I would like to thank Congressman Soto for the esteemed honor, as it is a privilege for our work to be acknowledged.”

In Osceola County, the foundation’s contributions include sponsoring nearly 60 children at the Kissimmee and St. Cloud Boys and Girls Club during the holiday season. In addition, the “The Poinsette Foundation Team Space” in Osceola, Oak Ridge, and Ocoee High Schools collectively supports nearly 1,000 students enrolled in the Junior Achievement 3DE program.

Recognized for her impactful footprint in the community, Mia is the recipient of the Osceola Magic Change Maker award, 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.

About The Poinsette Foundation

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. Guided by disruptive philanthropy, the organization partners with other nonprofit organizations to address gaps in service, fulfill immediate needs, and lead as a catalyst for change. To date, the organization has invested more than $100,000 in initiatives that enrich the lives of minorities throughout Orange and Osceola counties. To learn more about the Poinsette Foundation, visit