In 1976, Jose “Pepe” Antonio Ortega emigrated from Cuba to Miami with his wife and children. Pepe, who built SazÃ³n Goya and other brands, always valued his education and established The Ortega Foundation so he could provide scholarships to his employeesâ children. Today, Pepeâs family honors his legacy through a scholarship program at The Miami Foundation.
With the support of donors around the globe, The Miami Foundation raised $6.4+ million for relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Irma and Maria in our region. To date, weâve awarded $5.4 million to support organizations addressing key needs as we work to ensure our community prepared for the 2018 hurricane season.