The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade has announced that Deborah Korge has been named executive director effective Jan. 2, 2017.
Korge will be replacing Marilyn March who is retiring on Dec. 31 after serving four years with The Women’s Fund, and more than 25 years as a nonprofit executive. An experienced nonprofit leader and fundraiser, Korge most recently has served as director of development at The Women’s Fund.
Prior to joining The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade, Korge was executive director at Casa Valentina which provides housing and support services to youth transitioning from foster care, and vice president of development and operations at Informed Families whose mission is to help children grow up safe, healthy and drug free.
“Now more than ever, The Women’s Fund must be a powerful voice for the women and girls in our community,” said board chair Janet Kyle Altman.
“Debbie Korge’s demonstrated leadership gives us confidence that she will take The Women’s Fund to the next level, collaborating with others to create real, measurable change here in our county,” she added.
“I am honored to be the new executive director of The Women’s Fund,” Korge said. “This organization has been near and dear to my heart for so many years and to be a part of their future is very exciting. A great deal has been accomplished in The Fund’s 24-year history but so much more needs to be done to make sure we create a safe, just Miami-Dade, where power and possibilities are not limited by gender. I am looking forward to leading The Women’s Fund to make our community a leader on women’s rights and issues.”
She is married to Tom Korge, an attorney in Coral Gables and has three grown sons — one also an attorney, one a public adjuster and the third attending NYU School of Engineering to obtain a master’s in Applied Physics. During her free time, she loves to travel, read and cook.