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Family Resource Center’s
Annual Children’s Hero Awards Gala

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 will be presenting 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, 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.

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.  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.

Tickets and tables are available online at CHILDREN’S HERO AWARDS.

To find out about sponsorships, please contact Dorit Matthews at 305-960-5536 or download the available packages here.

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