2014 Donor Next Door Awards Luncheon 5/15/14

2014 Donor Next Door Awards Luncheon
Thursday, 05/15/2014 – 05/15/2014 11:00 am – 01:30 pm
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1111 Parrott Jungle Trail,
Miami, Florida 33129
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Cost: $65

LEAVE A LEGACY© will honor Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padrón with the Community Champion Award at the 16th Annual Donor Next Door Luncheon.

LEAVE A LEGACY© established the Community Champion Award to honor individuals who contribute to the non-profit community and have shown a great commitment to Miami-Dade County through their activism to help the community’s most vulnerable.

Padrón, who was named one of the top 10 college presidents in the United States by Time Magazine, is known for revolutionizing the role of a community college by raising academic standards, offering four-year degrees and a competitive honors program. Today Miami Dade College has more than 170,000 students and graduates more minorities than any other college in the country.

At the Donor Next Door luncheon, City Year Miami Executive Director Said Ishoof will receive the Ruth Shack Leadership Award, which is given to an emerging leader who represents the qualities of ethics, dedication and service embodied by The Miami Foundation’s former president. City Year Miami currently works with students in 17 public schools – elementary, middle and senior high – in Miami-Dade County.

“At City Year, we want to challenge the culture of philanthropy in Miami,” said Isoof, who has been leading the organization since spring 2009. “We need their support to double our impact and play a bigger role in the lives of more students in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.”

The Donor Next Door Luncheon will also honor leading patrons for their philanthropy to 31 charities.

Participating Nonprofits
Baptist Health South Florida Foundation
Barry University
Casa Valentina
Catalyst Miami
The Miami Foundation
Florida International University
Dade Heritage Trust, Inc.
Diabetes Research Foundation
The Education Fund
Feeding South Florida
The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Health Foundation of South Florida
Jewish Community Services of South Florida
Joshua’s Heart Foundation
Miami Children’s Health Hospital Foundation
Miami Dade College Foundation
Miami Jewish Health Systems
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind
Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Center
New World School of the Arts
Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast
Sunrise Community Inc.
Special Olympics Florida, Miami-Dade County
Switchboard of Miami, Inc.
Take Stock in Children
Teach for America
University of Miami
Voices for Children
The Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade County
Zoological Society of Miami

LEAVE A LEGACY© is a program of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (formerly Planned Giving Council) of Miami-Dade, comprised of non-profit leaders and allied business professionals involved in estate and financial planning, whose mission is to promote philanthropy in our community. For more information, visit LeaveALegacyMiami.org.

Presenting Sponsor: Baptist Health South Florida Foundation

Program Sponsors: Chase Marketing Group, The Miami Foundation, The Northern Trust Company, United Way of Miami-Dade

Sustaining Sponsor: Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Miami-Dade

Sustaining Sponsors: Akerman Senterfitt, Fiduciary Trust International, Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, Morris Family Foundation, University of Miami