The Allen Morris Company has announced that chair and CEO W. Allen Morris recently was presented with the Distinguished Citizen Award by the South Florida Council of Boy Scouts of America. The award recognizes leaders in South Florida who have made a substantial impact on the local community and its residents.
Numerous business and community leaders joined Morris and fellow honoree Mike Fernandez, chairman of MBF Healthcare Partners, for the Distinguished Citizen Awards Dinner on Jan. 21. Proceeds from the event benefited the South Florida Council’s Scouting programs, which instill values and life skills to more than 40,000 youth.
“I love the Boy Scouts and every day of my life I use the lessons and embrace the values I learned as a Scout myself,” Morris said. “I carry a pocket knife because I believe I should always ‘be prepared.’ And as a camper I was taught, ‘Always leave a campsite better than you found it.’ That applies in life to an organization, a business or a community.”
He added, “Having lived and worked in this community all of my life, I appreciate the South Florida Council’s ongoing efforts to educate and build character in the young people who will soon become our community’s leaders.”
Morris, who has earned acclaim as one of real estate’s most respected industry leaders, is intimately engaged with the South Florida community, serving in numerous civic and philanthropic capacities. He and his wife, June Elizabeth Thomson Morris, currently serve as chairs of VeritageMiami wine and food festival benefiting the United Way of Miami-Dade. Morris also is the president of two charitable foundations and an art museum.
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