ABOUT US

The Community Foundation of Pinecrest was created to support the events, activities and programs of the Village of Pinecrest.  A group of concerned residents of the Village had long envisioned a foundation that could serve the community as a whole and be a conduit for donors and other non-profits wishing to enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods.  The CFP was established in 2009 as a non-profit philanthropic organization providing assistance to seniors, schools and the parks within the Village.

If you’d like to support our activities, your donation will be greatly appreciated.


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the CFP is made up of a diverse cross-section of residents committed to enhancing the quality of life in the Village of Pinecrest.  We live here and are raising our families here.  We are your friends, your neighbors and your colleagues.

Chairman – Steve Beiley

Chairman of the Board, Steve Beiley

Steven L. Beiley is a Miami native, long time resident of Pinecrest and Founding Partner in the downtown Miami law firm of Aaronson Schantz, P.A., where he concentrates his practice on reorganizations, bankruptcy, financial work-outs and commercial litigation.  He is recognized by his peers with the highest ratings for ethical standards and professional ability.

Steve was born in South Miami, attended Howard Drive Elementary School, F.C. Martin and Killian High School. He attended both  the University of Florida and  Florida State University where he received a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.  He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of  Florida College of Law in 1991.

Steve has been active at the highest levels of several volunteer organizations including the Dade County Bar Association where he served as a director of the Young Lawyer’s Section for several years and chaired numerous committees; the University of Florida where he served as president of the Alumni Association’s Gator Club of Miami; and currently serves as a director for the College of Law’s Alumni Council.  Before forming the CFP, he was very active with the not-for-profit Switchboard of Miami, Inc for many years and served as a Vice President on the Executive Committee for their Board of Directors.  He is also the recipient of numerous Put Something Back pro bono service awards, has served and chaired a Florida Bar Grievance Committee and graduated from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Leadership Miami program.

Steve lives in Pinecrest with his wife, Vivian.  They have two sons and a daughter, all of whom attend Pinecrest schools.

Vice Chair-Paul R. Sasso – Law Offices of Paul R. Sasso, Esq.

Treasurer – Vince Carrodeguas – Goldstein Schechter Koch

Vincent Carrodeguas is a partner in the firm of , Goldstein Schechter Koch.  He leades their not-for-profit services group.  His work encompasses audits and other specialty services.  Throughout his career, his diversified practices include domestic and international taxation, auditing, expert witness testimony, litigation support, general corporate consultation, including corporate and operational restructure, benchmarking and process improvement.

A graduate of the University of Tampa receiving a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, he has beeen a Certified Public Accountant for the State of Florida since 1989 and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. As an active collaborator of community and philanthropic affairs, Carrodeguas is a Trustee Member of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Economic Development Committee.  He has served as President of the Board of Directors and recently was appointed as Co- Chairman of the Board of  Switchboard of Miami.  He is Secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Westchester, a Charter member of the Aviation Committtee for the Beacon Council, and Treasurer for The Bakehouse Art Complax.  Carrodeguas is also Past President of the Board of Directors and currently serves as Director for the Florida Institute of CPA’s, Inc.

Secretary – Steven Steele

Steven Steele has a history of working with non profits giving generously of his time and talent over many years serving on the board of Lighthouse for the Blind, Robert Morgan Education Center’s Education Excellence Advisory  Committee and the American Heart Association.  He was founder and co-chair of the Taste of Pinecrest, an annual event that raises funds for area schools, and serves in various capacities as a member of the Pinecrest Business Association and other community groups.

As Chair of  the CFP Garden Pop event in November, 2009, Steele proved himself to be a selfless community leader in Pinecrest.  His passion for the arts, as a fine arts dealer, was part of the reason he wanted to share this cultural experience with the public in a neighborhood that had never had a fine arts exhibition. His commitment to the arts and the community make him a great addition to the CFP board of directors.

Pierre Apollon – Norwegian Cruise Line

Pierre Apollon, of Norwegian Cruise Line, has come onto the CFP board with great new ideas including the Pinecrest Soccer Marathon, the first of its kind in South Florida, an event he chaired.

A Pinecrest resident, Pierre moved to Pinecrest with his wife and two daughters from Boston and has a strong belief in giving back to the community.

Hazel Goldman – REMAX

From her enthusiastic energy to a love of her  adopted hometown of Pinecrest, Hazel Goldman continues to leave her unique mark on South Florida.  With more than 25 years in the real estate business, Goldman is the #1 RE MAX agent in Southeast Florida.

With a BA in Mathematics and a Masters Degree in Guidance & Counseling from the University of Virginia, Hazel is an analytical, communicative, resourceful “thinking person’s” realtor who helped spearhead the founding of the Village of Pinecrest.  Her professionalism is highlighted by years of dedicated community service.   She is a designated Luxury Home Specialist and an  International  Specialist.

Goldman is a Founding Board Member of the “by invitation only” Pinecrest market makers; a Founding Board Member of the “by invitation only” Masters brokers Forum; Founding Board Member of the Village of Pinecrest;  and an active Temple Beth Am member for more 25 years.  She is also a patron of the opera, ballet, and a major Miami Heat fan.

Hazel is the mother of 2 sons and the adoring grandmother of her 2 grandsons and one granddaughter.

Dan Heller – Heller Waldman

Fred Silverman – Silverman Media Group

Scott A. Barkow – Barkow Wealth Management Group of Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Anna Noriega – Alorè Event Firm