Jaime Bayo is a native of El Salvador and holds a Masters in Public Administration degree from Florida State University’s Askew School.
As a social entrepreneur dedicated to innovative philanthropic initiatives and organizations, Jaime has volunteered and worked for a spectrum of social-justice focused NGO’s for over a decade and is the founder and CEO of Bucaro Consulting– a boutique consulting firm dedicated to identifying and engaging the next generation of philanthropists to support a range of charitable causes. Most recently his firm led the successful launch of an international fundraising campaign spanning across four continents and directly impacting programming in five countries across the globe.
While an undergraduate student at Florida State University, Jaime founded the first collegiate chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk– an annual collegiate-driven fundraiser which was the first of its kind for the national organization and earned Jaime the recognition of “Volunteer of the Year” and his team the prestigious “Chairman’s Award”– given annually from the Chairman of the Board to a program or group of people throughout the country exemplifying innovation and new ideas at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
He went on to help launch PeaceJam Southeast at Florida State University– an annual conference and year-round program that connects young people in the Southeast USA with Nobel Peace Laureates. In this capacity, Jaime trained hundreds of collegiate students as mentors over the years and spoke from the stage to thousands of high-school youth across the region about the power of volunteerism and social justice.
In addition to operating Bucaro Consulting, Jaime currently serves as the founding Executive Director of the OUT Miami Foundation focused on engaging new philanthropists as volunteers and donors to Miami’s local LGBT community through innovative volunteering and networking programs. Within the first 18 months of operation, OUT Miami recruited and trained 250+ volunteers, engaged 100+ young philanthropists as major donors, and granted nearly $25K to local LGBT-serving organizations and is the fastest growing local LGBT nonprofit in the area.
Jaime is currently based in Miami, FL and continues to speak to groups across the country about the importance of millennial participation in philanthropy. He strongly believes that young adults are not only the key to the future of philanthropy, but vital to the “here and now” of the entire philanthropic sector.