Family Resource Center slates annual Children’s Hero Award Gala,Oct.24

The Family Resource Center of South Florida (FRC) will host the fourth annual Children’s Hero Award Gala on Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m., at the Conrad Hotel, 1395 Brickell Ave. in Miami. The gala will honor three distinguished members of the community for their selfless work on behalf of foster children in South Florida.

Alberto M. Carvalho, Miami-Dade County 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, Mario Trueba, CEO and president of Sabadell United Bank NA, will receive this year’s Children’s Sustainer Award.

And for the first time, Family Resource Center will present the Child Welfare Legacy Award. It will be bestowed upon 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, Hurwit created the Hurwit Children’s Emergency Shelter for those most vulnerable and in need of a safe haven.

The evening’s emcee will be world renowned auctioneer Sherry Truhlar who will preside over the Trips, Travel & Leisure Auction, a one-of-a-kind live and silent auction featuring getaways here and abroad.

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