Cade Museum President & CEO Stephanie Bailes Named a Florida Trend Florida 500 Influential
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GAINESVILLE, FLA.— November 8, 2022
Florida Trend, a leading media publication that has reported on the people and issues that have defined Florida and shaped its future for over 60 years, has named Stephanie Bailes, President and CEO of the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention, a Florida 500 Influential in the category of Philanthropy and Nonprofit. Bailes is listed in the 2022 Florida 500 alongside industry leaders from around the state.
“To be recognized among the incredibly successful and talented list of individuals is humbling.”, says Bailes. “I am extremely honored to be included. I also recognize that this recognition comes in large part because of the vision and mission of the organization I am so fortunate to represent; an organization that is supported by the work of a tremendously talented and dedicated team of staff, board members, and founders.”
Now, in its fifth year, the Florida 500 is the product of a year-long research initiative by the editors of Florida Trend resulting in a personal, engaging look at the state’s most influential business leaders across more than 60 business categories including Energy, Education, Finance, and Life Sciences. The editorial selection of the 500 executives was based on extensive contacts in regional business circles, hundreds of interviews, and months of research, culminating in a highly selective biographical guide to the people who really run Florida.
Bailes was previously recognized by Florida Trend Magazine as a Person to Know in Technology and was also identified by Blooloop Magazine as a top 50 International Museum Influencer.
Under Bailes’ strong leadership of the Cade, which began in 2017 when construction was underway on the museum building, the organization has experienced tremendous growth in several areas. The Cade Prize for Innovation, once a modest cash award previously open only to Florida-based early-stage inventors, is now a national competition with a cash purse of over $100,000. The museum expanded its outreach operations during COVID, and over 121,000 guests have visited the Cade since its opening in 2018. However, it’s what happens outside of the museum that Bailes is most proud of.
“The Cade Museum is a wonderful place for learning and inspiration.”, continues Bailes. “We encourage children to be the visionaries and problem solvers of tomorrow. The Cade is not bound by its walls. We dedicate resources to reach into communities where there is little access to the innovative ideas shaping our world and we provide those communities a connection to this innovation economy. It is this combined power of personal agency, innovation education, and outreach that motivates the team at the Cade. This is also the reason the museum, and our team, are getting recognized for our work supporting the vision of our founder, Phoebe Cade Miles.”
Find the list of all Florida 500 Influentials and read Bailes’ story here: https://floridatrend500.com/philanthropy-nonprofits/stephanie-bailes/
About the Cade Museum
The mission of the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention in Gainesville, Florida, is to transform communities by inspiring and equipping future inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. Named after Mary Cade and her husband, Dr. James Robert Cade, the lead inventor of Gatorade, the project was spearheaded by their daughter, Phoebe Cade Miles, and her husband, Richard Miles, since 2006. They encourage the development of innovation ecosystems through the Cade Prize for Innovation, the Cade's proprietary Innovation Education learning framework, and the 21,000-square-foot hands-on learning museum that promotes the development of an inventive mindset which the Cade calls Inventivity™. The Cade believes every person should have access to the right to invent and innovate inherent in America’s DNA and works diligently in outreach efforts to bring this understanding to all, with an emphasis on the underserved. To learn more, visit cademuseum.org.
Gainesville, FL. (November 4, 2022) — The Cade Museum in Gainesville, Florida is partnering with two community organizations in Alachua County to offer visitors free admission this holiday season.
“We’re excited to see friends and families gathering in person again after the difficult events of the last two years”, explained Stephanie Bailes, President and CEO of the Cade Museum. “We’re entering the 2022 holiday season inspired by the generosity of our community partners and sponsors who make these wonderful events possible.”
Members of the public have three opportunities to visit the Cade Museum for free in the month of November.
On Thursday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov.13, visitors can enjoy free admission to the Cade compliments of VyStar Credit Union. VyStar is partnering with the Cade and several other arts and cultural organizations in North and Central Florida as part of their “Good is everywhere” celebration. For more information and to register, visit vystarcu.org/goodiseverywhere
On Saturday, Nov.19, the Alachua County Farm Bureau will once again partner with the Cade Museum for the annual Food and Agricultural Festival. Admission to the Cade Museum is free during the event and attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the importance of farmers and agriculture in our community.
Additional events scheduled at the Cade Museum for the 2022 Holiday Season include:
· Dec 16 - Cade After Dark Wine and Jazz Night: Enjoy a relaxing evening of wine, live jazz music from Gosia and Ali, snacks, and a cash bar to add to the fun.
· Dec 31 – Spark Wonder! Launch into the New Year with a bird’s eye view of the Depot Park fireworks during this family-friendly celebration including fun activities, food, drinks, fireworks, and glow-in-the-dark dancing for revelers of all ages.
For a full list of activities visit Cademuseum/calendar.org
About the Cade Museum
The mission of the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention in Gainesville, Florida, is to transform communities by inspiring and equipping future inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. Named after Mary Cade and her husband, Dr. James Robert Cade, the lead inventor of Gatorade, the project has been spearheaded by their daughter, Phoebe Cade Miles, and her husband, Richard Miles, since 2006. They encourage the development of innovation ecosystems through the Cade Prize for Innovation, the Cade's proprietary Innovation Education learning framework, and its hands-on learning museum designed to promote the development of an inventive mindset which the Cade calls Inventivity™. The Cade believes every person should have access to the right to invent and innovate inherent in the DNA of the United States and works diligently in outreach efforts to bring this understanding to all, with an emphasis on the underserved. Visit cademuseum.org to learn more.
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