Living by the mantra, “Life is not about finding yourself; it is about creating yourself,” Stacey Glassman Mizener is a figurehead in the arts community in South Florida. Establishing her own business in 2022, she has since excelled as the chief executive officer of Stacey & Co., headquartered in Miami. Ms. Glassman Mizener leverages more than 20 years of leadership prowess in community building and philanthropy, having raised upwards of $200 million for foundations on local, national, and worldwide levels. Not a stranger to the limelight, she is recognized as a staunch advocate of civic involvement, having also spent time liaising with stakeholders and celebrities who have punctuated the South Florida cultural landscape.
Following the receipt of a Bachelor of Science in public relations with a minor in Spanish from the University of Florida in 1998, Ms. Glassman Mizener entered the workforce as a representative of celebrity owners for Planet Hollywood. While pursuing this venture, she planned an Academy Awards party for the Miami City Ballet, which garnered her a positive reputation in the community. Thereafter, she served with the New World Symphony Orchestra for nearly a decade before advancing to the rank of assistant vice president and founder of Friends of New World Symphony Orchestra, which has since grown to include approximately 1,000 members. Other vocational appointments to her credit have included serving as the vice president of development for the National YoungArts Foundation and the executive director of the Sabrina Cohen Foundation, the latter of which she aided in securing funding for the first adaptive beach in the United States in Miami Beach, Florida.
Although gratified by several career achievements, Ms. Glassman Mizener is particularly proud of her instrumental role as chief development officer for the Playing for Change Foundation, a global nonprofit organization that aids marginalized and at-risk youth. Moreover, she served on the leadership team for a $200 million capital campaign to construct a concert hall designed by Frank Gehry in South Beach, Miami, titled the New World Center. In recognition of her outstanding feats, Ms. Glassman Mizener was bestowed with the Steinway Cultural Achievement Award from the Friends of New World Symphony Orchestra and was selected for inclusion in Vogue 120 by Vogue magazine.
In accounting for her success, Ms. Glassman Mizener credits her affinity for building authentic relationships with clients and community members alike. She emphasizes that she believes not only in herself but also in everyone around her. Looking toward the future, she endeavors to continue making a positive impact on children and families across the nation and around the world.