Family Resource Center’s 4th Annual Children’s Hero Awards Gala
Friday, 10/24/2014 – 06:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Conrad Miami Hotel
1395 Brickell Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33131
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You’re cordially invited…dinner, music, and an amazing live & silent auction! Established in 2009, the Children’s Hero Awards honor community members who have shown incredible foresight and leadership in providing services and support to those youth who have suffered child abuse and neglect in Miami-Dade. This year, Family Resource Center will present four awards to prestigious leaders who have made a difference in the lives of foster children.
Mr. Alberto M. Carvalho, Miami-Dade County’s Superintendent of Schools, will be this year’s recipient of the Children’s Hero Award in recognition of his provision of critical educational resources and services to children in the foster care system, including the establishment of a data sharing project between Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the local Foster Care Agencies.
Judge Michael A. Hanzman, 11th Judicial Circuit – Juvenile Division, will be honored with the 2014 Children’s Advocate Award. This award reflects his outstanding contribution as a thoughtful and compassionate advocate on behalf of children who are left in perilous and sometimes heart wrenching situations.
In acknowledgement of his outstanding contribution as a Family Resource Center board member, as well as his ongoing commitment to the agency, Mr. Mario Trueba, CEO and President of Sabadell United Bank, N.A., will receive this year’s Children’s Sustainer Award.
And for the first time, Family Resource Center is pleased to present the Child Welfare Legacy Award. It will be bestowed upon Mr. Lawrence S. Hurwit, accomplished real estate developer and composer, for his lifetime body of work supporting children who have suffered child abuse and neglect. Notably, Mr. Hurwit created the Hurwit Children’s Emergency Shelter for those most vulnerable and in need of a safe haven.
From 6:30-7:30 you can sip on a signature Children’s Hero Cocktail while you check out a one-of-a-kind silent auction called Trips, Travel & Leisure. This auction will feature an amazing assortment of getaways here and abroad as well as sports tickets, spa pampering and fine dining. Make sure to snag something fabulous. From there, enjoy an elegant three course dinner and a chance to win something big during the live auction.
All proceeds generated from the evening will go towards providing hundreds of newborns, toddlers, adolescents and teens with the shelter, food, medical and mental health care that they need due to experiencing abuse, neglect and abandonment by their parents.