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

Happened on Friday, October 18th, 2013
at the Conrad Miami Hotel

Established in 2009, the Children’s Hero Awards honor local community leaders who have shown extraordinary foresight and leadership in providing services and access 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.

Harve Mogul, CEO of United Way of Miami-Dade was honored with the Children’s Hero Award for his leadership in advancing programs that make children and families in crisis stronger, safer and more stable.

In recognition of his sentinel contribution to the child welfare system in the State of Florida, Alan Abramowitz, Executive Director of the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program, was honored with the Children’s Advocate Award.

And Katherine W. Ezell, a Partner at the law firm of Podhurst Orseck, P.A., was the recipient of this year’s Children’s Volunteer Award for her extraordinary volunteer efforts as a Guardian ad Litem, a pro-bono child attorney through Lawyers for Children America, and leader of Foster Care Review.



And Auction Donors

414 Boutique Hotel, NYC Adrienne Arsht Center Alex and Ani All Star Auctions Ana Capri Restaurant Art Basel, Miami Beach Atrio Restaurant, Conrad Hotel Balance Joolz Bala Vinyasa Yoga Blue Martini Brickell Bradford Renaissance Portraits Busch Gardens Butterfly World Carlos Casal / Turner Construction Company Coconut Grove Arts Festival David Saxe Productions Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at Seaworld Ed King Pop Art Elemis Spa Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Flauxy Florida Panthers Green Mountain Coffee Hillstone Restaurant Island Queen Cruises Jaguar Restaurant Group Live Nation Macy’s Mandarin Oriental, Miami Maroosh Mediterranean Restaurant Miami Dolphins Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink Miller Sports Training & Fitness Monica Costa-Moreno, A.P., P.A. Monkey Jungle Mr. Collins NBC / The Voice New World Symphony New York Philharmonic Old Lisbon Restaurant ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa Paragon Theaters PRP Wine International Redbox and Outerwall Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Rowley Portraiture Season’s 52 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Seminole Casinos Southwest Airlines Splitsville Tarpon Bend Coral Gables Texas De Brazil The Cheesecake Factory The Dressing Room Boutique The Heat Group / Ray Allen & Dwayne Wade Town Restaurant & Bar Travel Trackers United Nations Visitor’s Center University Athletic Association, Inc. University of Miami Athletics Vida Day Spa Walt Disney World WCI Communities Wonderworks Orlando Zulu Nyala Game Lodge

Click here to see photos from this year’s event.