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ABOUT THE EVENT

The Make Good Famous Summit is an annual convening that brings forth some of the most innovative cross-sector minds to positively disrupt the impact landscape and to be a place of connection. Our goal is to spark fresh ideas by challenging conventional thinking, fostering an inclusive and loving community, sparking innovation, and inspiring people to take action to ‘do good’ in their own communities.

This year, we asked the question: In this era of extreme divisiveness, how can we harness the power of culture to bring us together and forge community?

At a time when the world has never felt more divided, our vision for our second annual Make Good Famous Summit was to forge a community ready to drive progress – and that’s exactly what happened.

Our ever-inspiring Elevate Prize winners, GET LOUD’ers, and CNN Heroes came together in our hometown of Miami, along with changemakers and leaders from across sectors to listen, discuss, and imagine. 

From inspiring speakers and illuminating panels, to announcing our latest Elevate Prize Catalyst Award winner (Dwyane Wade!) — not to mention sunrise yoga, explosive performances, wellbeing sessions, and heartfelt discussions over dinner — we went deeper around how community and culture are at the center of meaningful change.

It was an invigorating week of abundance and action around our mission.

I said this to those in the room but will echo it to our online community here: In this era, so often defined by polarization, we need to remember – we are all we’ve got.

It’s a journey — one that I’m so honored to be on with you, our community. 

In gratitude,

Carolina Garcia Jayaram

CEO, the elevate prize foundation

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK

PRESS

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“This Is Bigger Than Us”: How Dwyane Wade Went From Being Zaya’s Supportive Dad to a Vocal Trans Advocate
When Zaya Wade first came out as transgender to her father, former NBA All Star and Hall of Fame player Dwyane Wade, the older Wade didn’t immediately think about being an “advocate.” Instead, he thought about her safety. “Not only…
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Y!SPORTS
‘A safe space’: NBA great Dwyane Wade back in Miami to launch website for trans youth
The retired Miami Heat legend, whose No. 3 jersey hangs in the rafters at the Kaseya Center, was back in town for a good cause that had nothing to do with basketball. Wade was on stage at the Edition hotel at…
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AXIOS MIAMI
Heat legend Dwyane Wade launches digital platform for trans youth
Miami Heat Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade is launching a new digital platform to provide a “community safe space” for transgender youth to access resources and express themselves.
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PR NEWSWIRE
Dwyane Wade Receives the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award at the Second Annual Make Good Famous Summit, Announces Launch of Translatable
Elevate Prize Foundation closes second annual summit by recognizing the NBA Hall of Famer for his support of trans rights and joins the Wade Family Foundation in launching Translatable
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Local 10
Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade honored for contributions to transgender community
Basketball icon and Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade appeared in Miami Beach Thursday to accept the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award, honoring his advocacy for the transgender community and his contributions through the Wade Family Foundation.
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PEOPLE
Dwyane Wade Is ‘So Damn Proud’ of Daughter Zaya, 16, as They Launch a New Safe Space for Trans Youth (Exclusive)
The NBA Hall of Famer was presented with the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award for his advocacy for the trans community
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AP NEWS
NBA great Dwyane Wade launches Translatable, an online community supporting transgender youth
He spent more than 14 seasons as a guard for the Miami Heat, winning three championships, having Miami-Dade County nicknamed “Wade County,” and he still leads the franchise in everything from points and rebounds to personal fouls.
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SPEAKERS

Sam Bencheghib

Co-Founder, Sungai Watch

Tim Chau

Founder and CEO, Impact Media

Bing Chen

CEO and Co-Founder, Gold House

Dr. Cecilia Conrad

CEO, Lever for Change

Crystal Echo Hawk

Founder and Co-CEO, IllumiNative

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

President and CEO, The Miami Foundation

Wawa Gatheru

Founder and Executive Director, Black Girl Environmentalist

Mark Horvath

Founder and CEO, Invisible People

Atif Javed

Co-Founder, Executive Director and Head of Product, Tarjimly

Vivek Jayaram

Founder and Partner, Jayaram Law

Kaira Jewel Lingo

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and Author

Melissa Malzkuhn

Founder and Director, Motion Light Lab

Elijah McKinnon

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Open Television (OTV)

Farhoud Meybodi

Founder and Filmmaker, Ritual Arts

Sepideh Moafi

Actress and Activist

Sana Mustafa

Founding Member, Resourcing Refugee Leadership Initiative

Eddie Ndopu

Global Champion for Disability Justice and Best-Selling Author

Nancy A. Parker

Executive Director, Detroit Justice Center

Lina Renzina

Media Partnerships Lead, TikTok

Phoebe Robinson

Comedian, Best-Selling Author, Publisher and Star of Two Dope Queens

Brendan Vaughan

Editor-In-Chief, Fast Company

Edgar Villanueva

Founder and CEO, Decolonizing Wealth Project

Ashlee Marie Preston

Journalist, Executive Director and Co-Founder, KaleidoCollective

Dwyane Wade

NBA Hall of Famer, CEO Wade Inc