Jonathan Babicka, an ardent advocate for nonprofits, has dedicated nearly seven years as the executive director of The Little Lighthouse Foundation, channeling his life’s work towards supporting underserved children and their families. He passionately sheds light on critical issues close to his heart, such as food insecurity. Jonathan’s unwavering commitment to improving lives drives him to explore new avenues every day.
Originally hailing from Bergen County, New Jersey, Jonathan made his mark in Florida after relocating, embarking on a career in hair product distribution through his venture, BDF Master Distributors. In 2009, he established Primp Salon, where his passion for philanthropy blossomed. Collaborating with various events and fashion shows, Jonathan emerged as an active philanthropist, lending his support to numerous remarkable charities in South Florida.
Over time, Jonathan has cultivated an extensive network, leading him to establish PhilanTropic Lifestyle—an innovative platform that synergizes renowned brands with nonprofit organizations. Through online marketing, program development, and events, PhilanTropic Lifestyle raises awareness for vital causes.
As an engaged member of The Educational Foundation of America and The Prentice Foundation, Jonathan extends his support to local nonprofits, further strengthening his impact on the community.
At the helm of the Little Lighthouse Foundation, Jonathan continues to foster growth. Driven by his daily pursuit of personal growth and development, he finds immense fulfillment in witnessing the Foundation’s progress. When not volunteering or organizing nonprofit events, Jonathan cherishes quality time spent with his wife, Missy Babicka, as well as embracing the proud role of a devoted father to their daughter, Layla, and son, Prentice.
Originally born in Sandusky, Ohio, Jason Venger has been a part of the South Florida community for over 20 years. He graduated from the University of Miami in 2004 with a B.A. in Marketing and Sports Management. Following his passion to help those in need, Jason has produced over 500 fundraising events and has developed and managed countless programs and community initiatives. Today he sits as founder and President of V2R Group, where he and his team work endlessly to help their clients achieve their mission and goals in the community.
Nicole Tate’s roots lie deep in the vibrant heart of Miami, a city that has shaped her commitment to community service from a young age. Graduating from the University of North Florida with a degree in Business Administration, Nicole honed her skills in strategic planning and organizational management.
Driven by a profound love for working with children and a fervent dedication to community welfare, Nicole found her calling at the Little Lighthouse Foundation. As the Program Director, she hopes to hone in on her innate passion for making a meaningful impact.
Miami’s diversity and the exuberance of its children have always inspired Nicole. Leveraging her strategic approach and business acumen, she is committed to crafting innovative programs that not only enrich the lives of these young individuals but also illuminate brighter futures for the entire Miami community.
Nicole firmly believes in the power of collaboration and impactful partnerships. Her vision for the Little Lighthouse Foundation revolves around creating sustainable initiatives that leave an indelible, positive mark on the lives of those they serve.
Caroline Malloy is a recent graduate from the University of South Carolina. She majored in Public Relations with a minor in Women and Gender Studies.
Additionally, Caroline was a 4 year member of the Carolina Coquettes Dance Team serving as a leader to her teammates and the coordinator of community outreach performances.
Being a student at the University of South Carolina provided her the opportunity to be an adolescent mentor for at-risk youth. She developed a guidance-based relationship with her mentee that focused on individualized goal setting and the development of youth competence, confidence, character, caring, and connection.
Caroline has lived in five different states and spent a summer attending school in Nicaragua with her Grandparents. She created a donations drive to help the children of Chinandega, Nicaragua receive clothes, shoes, and school supplies. Also, she is one of five siblings and she always has been a role model for her younger siblings.
Caroline is passionate about making an impact in the community she lives in and is so proud to be apart of the Little Lighthouse Foundation family.