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Helping the Boy Scouts in South Florida

Ashli Stempel-Rae

Posted on March 16, 2023

Ashli Stempel is a communications consultant for MassMutual.
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Since 2017, Alejandro Mendieta, a financial professional with Coastal Wealth, has dedicated his time and resources to raising funds and awareness for the Boy Scouts of America South Florida Council, working to expand the organization’s reach into areas of South Florida hardest hit by socioeconomic challenges.

It’s Mendieta’s personal mission to ensure that every boy and girl who wants to earn the Eagle Scout honor know that they have the full support of their community.

“Words cannot describe the impact this council has made in our community,” Mendieta said. “I am proud of what we have accomplished and am encouraged by the consistent new membership and volunteers, including many of South Florida's most prominent leaders and companies. Together, we are investing in the future of our children, our families, and our communities.”

Mendieta’s service to the Boy Scouts of America South Florida Council earned the organization a $10,000 donation from the MassMutual Foundation as part of the 2022 Community Service Awards (CSA) program. The Boy Scouts of America South Florida Council will use the funds to scale and grow programs.

The South Florida Council provides boys and girls ages 5 through 21 year-round programs supported by a network of more than 1,500 volunteers and 200 collaborative community partners. Through scouting programs and in-school education programs, the organization serves more than 30,000 youth annually.

Over the years, Mendieta has served on Boy Scout committees, including the board of directors, executive board of directors, and most recently as the president-elect of the board of directors for the 2024-2025 term.

Mendieta was awarded the Boy Scouts of America Hispanic Heritage Award in 2017 and the South Florida Council’s Distinguished Citizen Award in 2021. He has been welcomed into the South Florida Council’s Second Century Society, an exclusive group of individuals who have secured significant funding for local scouting.

Each year, the MassMutual Foundation awards grants — ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 — to help nonprofit organizations with which MassMutual financial professionals are involved. You can read more about the program here.

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