November 14, 2007 - AFP, Greater Miami, National Philanthropy Day Celebration
What: Association of Fundraising Professionals - National Philanthropy 23rd Anniversary Celebration
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Miami
When: Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Time: 11:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Host(s): The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Miami Chapter
Honoree(s): Alvah H. & Betty B. Chapman - Lifetime Achievement Award; Swanee & Paul J. DiMare - 2007 Outstanding Philanthropists; Albert Vara, James McLamore - Outstanding Volunteer, and, Jose Concepcion & Ocean Bank - Julia Tuttle Award
EMCEE: Jackie Nespral, NBC Channel 6 WTVJ Anchor
Presenting Sponsor(s): Hosted by: The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Miami Chapter, in Partnership with: Dade Community Foundation, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce & Planned Giving Council of Miami-Dade County
Corporate Chairperson(s): Karelia Carbonell - Public Relation Chair, Ransom Everglades School; Vicki Williamson - Table Sponsorship Chair, Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden & Ilene Zweig, CFRE - Program Journal Chair, Hebrew Homes Foundation
Co-Chair(s): Sallie Byrd, Florida Heart Research Institute & Ellen Oppenheimer, WPBT Channel 2
Committee Members: John Capurso - Capurso Consulting; Joyce Galya, CFRE - UM Citizens Board/Corporate Relations; Amy Goldstein - Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership; Suzanne Kores - Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden; Vivian Simo Lopez - Temple Israel of Greater Miami; Mike Mullally; Laura Padron - Florida International University; Steve Parsons, CFRE - Baptist Health Foundation; L.J. Rodriguez - Archdiocese of Miami; Roland Rodriguez, CFRE - Jackson Memorial Foundation; Sheldon Roy - Miami Lighthouse for the Blind; Tom Schramm - Homestead Hospital Foundation; David Skipp - Audubon of Florida; Zoie Watson - Hospice Care of Southeast Florida; and, Dena Willman - Mt. Sinai Medical Center Foundation
President(s): John P. Capurso
Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino, Blacktie-South Florida
Alfred Sanchez - YMCA of Greater Miami; Risa Parsons - Sister to Sister Foundation; Penny Shaffer - Blue Cross Blue Shield; Stephen Parsons- Baptist Health South Florida Foundation, Martha Rojas - Blue Cross Blue Shield
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Miami
Chapter National Philanthropy Day 23rd Anniversary Celebration
was held November 14, 2007
at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami Florida
Miami Dade Chapter President, John P. Capurso welcomed the over 700 guests, including the Non-profit table sponsors and their special volunteers and donors, along with the 2007 special honorees, to the 23rd anniversary celebration.
This auspicious celebration recognizes volunteers, philanthropists, individuals and corporations for their generous support, their time and their contributions that they have made to the non-profit fund raising efforts.
Alva and Betty Chapman, received the first time Lifetime Achievement Award for their involvement in many organizations, for their support, their time and their contributions. They have given a lifetime of committment to the community in which they live. In addition to this award, Alva, retired Chairman of Knight Ridder and his wife Betty have received numerous honors and received much deserved recognition over the years.
Swanee and Paul J. DiMare, received the 2007 Outstanding Philanthropists award for, not only their generous financial support of the many non-profits they support, but for for their hands on approach in which they serve, as either Co-Chair, Honary Co-Chairs or Committee members. They do not only give their financial support they give their time and resources.
Albert Vara, received the James Mclamore Outstanding Volunteer award for not only the volunteer services he provides to the non- profits he supports, but also for his generous donations and commitment. For example the donation of a significant collection of art work to the Lowe Art Museum. He is an inventor, a business man and a "proud family man."
Jose Concepcion & Ocean Bank received the 2007 Julia Tuttle Award. Ocean Bank's philosopy is "that for every dream we support, every dollar we donate and every minute our employees devote to volunteer efforts, we strengthen our community." The Ocean Bank family, led by Jose Concepcion is "a close network of individuals who are deeply committed to making a difference in South Florida."
Each non-profit represented honored their special volunteers and or donors:
American Civil Liberties Union honors Maria & Larry Roberts
Alpha I. Foundation honors John E. Kushner Family Fund
American Red Cross honors Julia Bianchi
American Red Cross Tiffany Circle
Arts For Learning honors Bank of America
Audubon of Florida honors Mary Barley and the Everglades Foundation
Barry University (table)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida honors Penny Shaffer
Camillus House honors Richard & Edith Wolf
Capurso Consulting (table)
Catholic community Foundation in the Archdiocese of Miami, Inc., honors Bunny Bastien
CHARLEE of Dade County honors Paula Brockway
Nicole Wild (table)
Communities in Schools of Miami honors The Children's Trust
Community Partnership for the Homeless honors Alvah & Betty Chapman
Community Partnership for the Homeless honors, Trish & Dan Bell
Dade Community Foundation honors, Teresa Valdes-Fauli Weintraub, Esq.
Diabetes Research Institute Foundation honors The Peterson Family
The Education Fund honors Jose Concepcion and Ocean Bank
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden honors Penny Stamps
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden honors W. Bryan Latham, M.D.
Florida International University honors North Dade Medical Foundation
Florida International University College of Business Administration honors Antonio "Tony" Argiz
Florida International University College of Business Adminstration honors Kenneth D. Rosen
Florida Heart Research Institute honors Jo Ann Batcheller
Friends of Ryder Trauma Center honors Alexander Vara
The Geller Group (table)
Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida honors Thomas A. Curtis
Hands On Miami honors Marshall Pasternack
Hebrew Homes Health Network Foundation honors Teri Shinder-Kanig
Homestead hospital Foundation honors Michelle & TommyTorbert and Doylene & William Losner
Informed Families honors Baptist Health South Florida
Jackson Memorial Foundation honors Dr. Elizabeth Anne Ouellette
John S. & James L. Knight Foundation (table)
March of Dimes (table)
Miami Children's Hospital honors J.C. & Vivian Mas
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impared honors Gloria Kaufman Martin
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (table)
Northern Trust Bank (table)
Ocean Bank (table)
Planned Giving Council honors Donna Blaustein
Ransom Everglades School honors Debra Hirschel
Switchboard of Miami honors Pete Sibley
Turner Construction/Florida Memorial College honors United Negro College Fund
United Way of Miami-Dade County honors Benny Aguirre
University of Miami Advancement honors Adrienne Arsht
University of Miami Athletic Department honors Henry Burnett
University of Miami Citizens Board honors Steven Chayken, Esq.
University of Miami/Engineering & Information Technology honors Salvador Jurado
University of Miami/JMH Division of Trauma honors Alexander Vara
University of Miami/Medical Development honors George & Marla Bergmann
University of Miami School of Communicaton honors Maria & Masoud Shojaee
Victor Posner Foundation (table)
WPBT Channel 2 honors Jane & Van Myers
Wolfson Foundation honors Colonel Mitchell Wolfson Sr.
Women of Tomorrow honors Maria Browne
YMCA of Greater Miami honors Arthur Heggen