United Way of Miami-Dade has tapped Alan Dimond of Greenberg Traurig and Bill O’Dowd of Dolphin Entertainment to cochair its Tocqueville Society cabinet for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
The cabinet is comprised of 25 influential leaders and philanthropists who make it their priority to raise millions of dollars each year in support of United Way’s goal to improve education, financial stability and health in Miami-Dade.
During the one-year appointment, Dimond and O’Dowd are responsible for fostering participation from current Tocqueville Society members as well as helping to grow the group, which is currently comprised of 766 of Miami’s most generous givers who contribute $10,000 or more annually to better the community through United Way.
Alan Dimond, a longtime United Way supporter, is a shareholder of Greenberg Traurig. He has more than 40 years of experience in commercial and real estate litigation, with clients ranging from local developers to multi-national corporations. An avid member of the community, Dimond has been active in the American Bar Association and currently is chair of its American Judicial System Subcommittee on State Courts, he also has been a member of the Orange Bowl Committee and chair of the Jackson Memorial Hospital Foundation Board.
Dimond has been named one of the “Top Lawyers in South Florida” from 2005 to 2014, by South Florida Legal Guide, as well as “Lawyer of the Year” for Miami’s Litigation-Municipal 2015. Dimond is a graduate of the University of Miami and the George Washington University Law School.
CEO and chair of Dolphin Entertainment, Dolphin Digital Media and Dolphin Films, Bill O’Dowd has nearly two decades of experience in the television, digital media, and film industries. O’Dowd founded Dolphin Entertainment in 1996, and it has since become one of the world’s leading production companies specializing in children’s and young adult live-action programming.
O’Dowd is a member of United Way’s Worldwide Leadership Council and has been involved with United Way since 2009, when he joined the Million Dollar Roundtable. He graduated from Harvard Law School with honors and earned his master’s degree in Modern European History from Creighton University.
The United Way Tocqueville Society contributed $14 million to support the Miami- Dade community through United Way during its last campaign, which represents 40 percent of the overall annual campaign. The society was named after a French historian who recognized, celebrated and immortalized the voluntary spirit he witnessed in America during the 1800s. Created by United Way Worldwide to honor individuals who have served their communities with high levels of giving, the Tocqueville Society was established in 1991.
To learn more about United Way of Miami-Dade, give, advocate or volunteer, visit www.unitedwaymiami.org.