The American Red Cross is proud to honor Miki Teixeira with the 2023 American Red Cross Spirit of Tiffany Award. The award is given each year in recognition of a female philanthropist who embodies the value of Red Cross founder Clara Barton. This extraordinary recognition is for those Tiffany Circle members who exemplify the heartfelt need to help others.
Cofounder and managing director of the Crowley Children’s Fund, Miki has more than 50 years in the behavioral health and medical field. Her experience includes casework with children, coordination and facilitation of programs with schools and mental health agencies, crisis intervention, and the entire spectrum of therapy with children. Over the past 40 years, she has served on many boards relating to children in our community. Her very first project was the Ronald McDonald House at UC Davis Medical Center.
In 2004, Miki completed an intensive program through the National Hispanic Leadership Institute that emphasized a holistic approach to leadership with training in public policy, leadership, strategic management and race/class/gender issues. She also earned a Harvard School of Government Certificate in 2004. The United Nations granted the Crowley Children’s Fund Special Consultive Status in 2011. Her career has taken her from Sacramento to many countries, where she worked to develop schools, dental programs, anti-sex trafficking agencies for children at risk, and provide water wells and medical necessities.
Miki is dedicated to increasing awareness of human rights locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. She has visited many communities and countries to document human rights abuses and provide support by teaching English, educating about sexually transmitted diseases and immunizing children.
Learn more about the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle here.