In honor of his lifelong work and impact, CAP, Inc. Board of Directors and The Miami Foundation are proud to dedicate all dollars raised during Give Miami Day 2023 to Henry “Hank” Raattama, Jr.
Earlier this year CAP, Inc. experienced the largest grantmaking cycle in the organization's history, awarding $1,000,000 to Miami-Dade County Public School graduates. Hank’s memory will live on, inspiring future generations to make a difference in Miami.
Hank dedicated his life to making a positive impact by championing philanthropic causes and generously lending his expertise whenever possible. With a deep understanding of the transformative power of education and the challenges faced by aspiring students, Hank served on The College Assistance Program, Inc. (CAP, Inc.) Board of Directors for over 20 years, ensuring that every young mind had assistance and access to higher learning.
In 1977, the Miami-Dade County Public School System started a pilot advisory program with 10-12 part-time college assistance advisors. They were in the school system tasked with helping students find potential financial aid opportunities. The following year, CAP, Inc. was founded to financially support the Miami-Dade County Public School's College Assistance Program (CAP) and award scholarships to graduates in need. The inaugural CAP, Inc. Board included G. Holmes Braddock, Founder of CAP and a founding member of CAP, Inc. Mr. Braddock is also Miami-Dade County's longest serving School Board member.
Since its inception, CAP, Inc. has awarded more than $13 million to more than 15,000 students.