Amerant Bank Partners With Overtown Youth Center in Miami

The collaboration aims to amplify financial literacy in South Florida’s underserved communities.

Amerant Bank, headquartered in Coral Gables, has recently announced a new partnership with the Overtown Youth Center (OYC Miami), a nonprofit organization offering services for at-risk youth. The partnership aims to provide year-round comprehensive services to youth, adults, and families residing in some of the most underserved neighborhoods in South Florida. The primary goal of this collaboration is to equip them with the necessary tools to attain long-term financial success.

Through their partnership, Amerant intends to utilize its financial expertise and resources to support OYC Miami’s continuous endeavors in promoting financial literacy. Amerant has been recognized as a partner in OYC Miami’s new facility, which will feature a classroom specifically designated for hosting financial literacy workshops catered towards middle school students. Additionally, the bank will have a key team member serving on the OYC Miami Board who will provide strategic insights and work closely with the organization’s dedicated team to establish and execute programs focused on encouraging financial education, budgeting skills, and responsible money management amongst the youth served by OYC Miami.

“Our partnership with the Overtown Youth Center represents a shared commitment to empower the next generation with essential financial skills,” Jerry Plush says, Chairman and CEO at Amerant Bank. “We are excited to work alongside the OYC team to make a tangible difference in the lives of these young individuals.”

OYC Miami was established in 2003 by Alonzo Mourning, a former Miami Heat player, and NBA Hall-of-Famer, and Martin Z. Margulies, a real estate developer. The organization has been a source of hope for the Overtown and neighboring Miami communities for the past two decades. OYC Miami offers valuable educational and personal development programs accessible to all individuals, regardless of their background or income level. The organization strongly emphasizes financial literacy, equipping young people with the tools and knowledge they need to make informed financial decisions throughout their lives.

“We are so proud to have Amerant on board with us in our mission to empower and educate our youth,” Tina Brown says, CEO at OYC Miami. “By joining forces, we can provide even greater resources and expertise to foster financial literacy among our students, enabling them to make informed financial decisions and build a strong foundation for future generations.”

For more information on OYC programs and services, visit https://OYCmiami.org/.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky



Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.