Vizcaya Annual Report 2021-2022


Vizcaya was built as the home of one very wealthy individual over a century ago, but it has been owned by and open to the public for most of its history. While Vizcaya’s historic, artistic and environmental resources have long been seen as its core strengths, the organization’s future depends on its open embrace of people of diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. To better represent and serve our visitors and our community, Vizcaya is actively working to advance equity and inclusion in all facets of our culture. Developing Staff: In 2021, Vizcaya began partnering with nationally recognized consultant Executive Diversity Services (EDS) and, with their support, we reconfigured our internal equity and inclusion committee into a self-selecting council. EDS also provided all-staff training and guided the work to include equity and inclusion priorities in our new strategic plan. Creating New Engagement Opportunities: Through the full-time Cordeiro Volunteer and Internship Manager position, generously underwritten by the Cordeiro Family Foundation, Vizcaya is reaching into our community to create new opportunities for volunteer and internship engagement. An important goal for the year ahead is to establish a new corps of horticulture volunteers to immerse in and help manage Vizcaya’s one-of-a-kind gardens.


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