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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Bob Dickinson to Council on Homelessness

Friday, May 22, 2015

Bob Dickinson, Chairman of the Camillus House Board of Directors, has been appointed to the Florida Council on Homelessness. Established in 2001 to develop policies and recommendations to reduce homelessness in Florida, the Council's mission is to develop and coordinate policy to reduce the prevalence and duration of homelessness, and work toward ending homelessness in Florida.

Mr. Dickinson has dedicated himself to realizing a vision of making the City of Miami the first city in the country to end chronic homelessness. As chairman of Camillus House he led a monumental effort to raise $84 million to build a new 340-bed campus, which allowed the organization to effectively double its capacity and ultimately begin solving this critical social problem.

Mr. Dickinson’s passion and commitment to aid persons who are homeless was recently recognized by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce at their 14th annual NOVO Awards. He was the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Board Leader Award, which honors nonprofit board leaders that not only make a difference in the lives of the people that they serve, but also exemplify innovative excellence.

Throughout his life, Mr. Dickinson has distinguished himself as a leader both in business and philanthropy. He is the retired chief executive officer of Carnival Cruise Lines and has previously served as campaign co-chairman for the United Way of Miami-Dade, Chairman for the Archbishop’s Charities & Development Appeal, member of the board of directors for the United Way of Miami-Dade, and St. Thomas University Board of Trustees.

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