- Executive Director, Miami Heat Charitable Fund
Currently, in his 16th season with the Miami HEAT and his 10th season within the Basketball Operations department of the Miami HEAT, Steve Stowe serves as the Executive Director of the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund. He oversees the fundraising arm of the team, while working alongside the players and coaches to support their local philanthropic endeavors, including the Corporate Education Community Outreach Ticket Program and Pat Riley’s military appreciation initiative, Home Strong.
Stowe’s role is to act as a liaison between the board of directors and the rest of the organization. He meets with the board regularly to keep them informed on operational issues and works with them to come up with strategic solutions to complex challenges.
Steve also organizes the Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival and Annual Team Charity Gala and Concert, as well as other various special events that benefit the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund. As a result of these efforts, nearly $20 million has been raised for local non-profit beneficiaries since the inception of the HEAT’s Charitable Fund.
Prior to taking on the role of Executive Director, Steve served as the HEAT’s Director of Community Affairs, where he and his staff focused on social responsibility issues and NBA related causes. Steve also worked in the marketing department for the Florida Panthers (NHL) from 1996 – 1998. Before his position at the Panthers, Stowe was an Equity Trader in The NASDAQ Stock Market, conducting extensive research of financial market performance.
Steve serves as a Board Member for the Dade Schools Athletic Foundation, the Miami Beach Police Athletic League, the Jackson Memorial Foundation Board of Trustees, and the Voices for Children Foundation. He has also worked on Zo’s Summer Groove / Zo’s Winter Groove Event Steering Committee and has participated with Univision’s ‘Premios Juventud’ Youth Awards Scholarship Selection Panel.
Stowe received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Economics from the University of Florida. He then earned a master’s degree in Sports Management and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Barry University. Steve was selected as the recipient of Barry University’s 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award. A native of Miami Beach, he and his wife, Johanna, are the parents of Zayden, Zahara and Zia.