Meet Lucy Foerster

Lucy is currently excelling as the Client Relations Coordinator at Tonkinson Financial, where she aids families in securing their financial future. Alongside her role, Lucy has served as the Executive Director of The Way Forward, a non-profit dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals living with paralysis, for the past 12 years. In this capacity, Lucy has spearheaded numerous initiatives, including the development of a youth advocacy program centered on inclusion through literature, the establishment of a successful higher education scholarship for students navigating paralysis, and the elevation of the Athletes with Disabilities division at the renowned Miami Marathon. 

A proud alumna of The Hyde School in Bath, Maine, Lucy has been integral in revitalizing the school’s alumni council, contributing her organizational and strategic planning skills honed through her Junior League of Miami experience to ensure its success. 

Lucy has enjoyed her time as a Junior Leaguer and uses the experiences to improve in other areas of her life. For the 2024/25 League year, she will chair the New Member Training committee welcoming the newcomers. She hopes to inspire a passion for serving the City of Miami while emphasizing the importance of working with community partners. Her fondest memory from JLM is when she chaired Opportunity Knocks, a program that moved families from The League’s Inn Transition housing into a more permanent living space. There was one move where the mom and Lucy strategized how to get a couch, bed, and a few dressers up a two-story walk-up between the two of them. When they were finally done, the two kids, bursting with excitement showed off their room. They were thrilled to share the drawings they made for decorations and told Lucy what they liked to do in their free time. The young boy asked Lucy what she liked to do for fun, and she responded, “this. I love helping families move into their new home.”  After a few more questions, he looked at Lucy and said, “I want to grow up and do the same thing.”  That memory reminds Lucy constantly that community is powerful. 

You can also find Lucy volunteering her time with the Junior Orange Bowl, CARE Elementary, Sabrina Cohen Foundation, Hyde School Alumni, Reality Church, and Treemendous Miami. She enjoys Scrabble word games, college football, pickleball and the art of cooking for others.