The Cortada Foundation is deeply saddened by the loss of Jorge Mursuli, a cherished member of our board and a luminary in community engagement and advocacy. To honor his memory and continue his legacy of profound impact, we have established the Jorge Mursuli Memorial Fund.

About Jorge Mursuli

Jorge Mursuli dedicated his life to championing democratic values and expanding civic engagement. As the Executive Director of Florida Gulfshore Ballet and through his leadership roles at Safeguarding American Values for Everyone (SAVE) and People For the American Way (PFAW) Foundation, Jorge demonstrated an unwavering commitment to social justice and community service. In 2004, he founded Democracia USA, a groundbreaking non-partisan initiative that significantly advanced Hispanic voter empowerment across the United States.

His visionary efforts did not stop there; Jorge also played a pivotal role in founding the Latino Donor Collaborative and co-founded both the Florida Alliance and Arms with Ethics. His work has left an indelible mark on countless lives, shaping the landscape of civic engagement and advocacy in ways that will resonate for generations to come.

Our Mission with the Fund

The Jorge Mursuli Memorial Fund seeks to embody Jorge’s passion for community empowerment and social justice. Donations to the fund will support initiatives that align with the values Jorge held dear:

  • Civic Engagement: Programs that encourage participation in the democratic process and educate communities on the importance of their voices and votes.
  • Arts and Culture: Supporting arts as a vital method for expression and community dialogue, reflecting Jorge’s dedication to the Florida Gulfshore Ballet.
  • Human Rights Advocacy: Continuing Jorge’s lifelong commitment to safeguarding the rights and values of every individual.

How you can help

By contributing to the Jorge Mursuli Memorial Fund, you help sustain Jorge’s vision and ensure that his ideals continue to influence and inspire. Your donations will directly support projects that drive meaningful change and foster an engaged, informed, and compassionate community.