On behalf of the Foundation, Alejandro Bravo and Francisco Méndez visited Doña Lea Fermigier, Don Aníbal Rodríguez, and their two daughters, Leandra and Cecilia, in Barrio Cerro Abajo in Naranjito, Puerto Rico. As promised, they brought the Honorary French Consul to Puerto Rico, Antoine de Marsily, to meet Doña Lea and her family and to […]


Foundation Executive Will Lead Ongoing Philanthropic Efforts in Puerto Rico   SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, 2018 – The Bravo Family Foundation today announced the appointment of Guiomar García-Guerra, EdD as its executive director. She will begin work immediately, building a long-term plan for the foundation’s permanent mission in Puerto Rico. Results-oriented with extensive expertise in […]

In Villas Del Río, a group of Bravo family members supported Don Victor and neighbors of this Vega Alta community to rebuild Don Victor’s home, destroyed after Hurricane Maria.  The Bravo’s were hosted by Mr. William Lamboy, who leads on-going efforts to help his community with reconstruction, and coordinates volunteer teams from Puerto Rico and […]

At Centro Esperanza in Loíza, Puerto Rico, the Bravo family was hosted by Sister Cecilia Serrano, the Center’s director.  We received a tour of the grounds, visited with children aged 4-9 in their Montessori classrooms, were honored with a musical presentation diving into local “Bomba” rhythms with two students, aged 14 and 17, who are […]

The Bravo Family Foundation collaborated with Stanford Law School to support eight law students who volunteered during their Spring Break week, assisting residents in Puerto Rico in filing FEMA claims. The students partnered with Ayuda Legal Huracán María (ALHM),  a nonprofit formed by a group of attorneys in Puerto Rico, who are leading this effort locally […]

Alejandro Bravo (Bravo Family Foundation Project Manager) Lourdes Blanco (Communications Director) and Francisco Mendez (Logistics Manager) went to Naranjito delivering canes for Don Aníbal, groceries for the family, and a letter from the French consulate in PR, which the Bravo Family Foundation obtained directly from consulate to express solidarity with Anibal’s wife who is a French citizen […]

The Bravo Family Foundation visited the Blue Jays Little Leagues team in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico during to make a donation of baseball equipment for the 40 children, ages 4-10 years-old.  The head coach, Leonar Agosto, who volunteers together with several other local coaches, received the donation, along with all the players and their families. The […]

Cooper’s Take: Private-Equity Firms Rally Around Puerto Rico

Charitable fund founded by Orlando Bravo with a $10 million donation has collected $15 million more from the private-equity community [Laura Cooper  |  WSJ]   Private-equity executives have long put their financial firepower behind philanthropic projects—Stephen Schwarzman’s donation to the New York Public Library and David Rubenstein’s efforts to repair and protect national icons such as the Washington […]

Investor Bravo Raises $25 Million for Puerto Rico Relief

[David Carey  |  Bloomberg.com]   Orlando Bravo, managing partner of technology-focused private equity firm Thoma Bravo, has raised a total of $25 million to help Puerto Rico recover from the hurricane that devastated the island in September. Bravo, who initially put up $10 million of his own money to jump-start hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, […]

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