Happened on Friday, October 24th, 2014
at the Conrad Miami Hotel
Established in 2009, the Children’s Hero Awards honor local community leaders who have shown extraordinary leadership in providing services and support to those youth who have suffered child abuse and neglect in Miami-Dade.
Family Resource Center presented three awards to prestigious community members who have made a difference in the lives of foster children.
Mr. Alberto M. Carvalho, Miami-Dade County’s Superintendent of Schools, was 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.
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., received this year’s Children’s Sustainer Award.
And for the first time, Family Resource Center was pleased to present the Child Welfare Legacy Award. It was 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. Built in Miami Gardens in 1981, this complex has sheltered many hundreds of children of all ages, as well as teen mothers and their infants.
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|Actors’ Playhouse||Miami Children’s Museum|
|Adrienne Arsht Center||Miami HEAT|
|Art Basel in Miami Beach||Miami Seaquarium|
|Bala Vinyasa Yoga||Miller Training & Fitness|
|Blue Martini||New World Symphony event|
|Body Details||New York Philharmonic|
|Books & Books||Old Lisbon Restaurant|
|Busch Gardens Tampa||Perez Art Museum Miami|
|Butterfly World||PRP Wine International|
|Cabot Creamery Cooperative||Red Cap|
|Carnegie Hall||Sabadell United Bank, N.A.|
|Coral Castle Museum||South Florida Parenting|
|Courtyard Cadillac Miami Beach Hotel||St. James’s Club & Villas Antigua|
|Doubletree By Hilton Orlando||St. James’s Club Morgan Bay|
|Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden||The Chessecake Factory|
|Florida Museum of Natural History||The Filmore Miami Beach|
|Florida Panthers||The Verandah Resort & Spa Antigua|
|Fred Astaire Dance Studio||Travel Trackers|
|Hacienda Cerrito Resort||UF Athletic Association|
|Intercontinental Miami||Vida Day Spa & Wellness Center|
|Island Queen Cruises||Vizcaya Museum|
|Jungle Island||Walt Disney World|
|Kennedy Space Center||Whisk Gourmet Food|
|Los Establos Boutique Inn Panama||WonderWorks|