Miami attorney Ron Lowy, who has spent his life dedicated to public service, equality and justice, has been selected as the recipient of the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club’s 2015 Michael Shores Citizen of the Year Award.
Lowy will receive the prestigious award at the 36th Biscayne Bay Gala, Oct. 24, at the Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a dinner and live auction at 8:30 p.m. The cocktail reception will feature an ensemble from the South Florida Youth Symphony, one of Florida’s leading youth orchestras.
“Ron Lowy has done so much for those less fortunate, especially kids, over the last 30 years that it is our honor to recognize him and his unending efforts,” said Todd Paton, Biscayne Bay Kiwanis president. “His legacy of tirelessly working for those less fortunate has been a shining example for all of us. With the support of the community Ron has served, we are certain this year’s gala will be a highly successful event.”
Lowy, of Lowy & Cook PA, has been involved in a wide variety of community service organizations, including the Miami Beach Jaycees (where he was named national Outstanding Chapter President in 1985), Miami-Dade County Addiction Services Board (which assists the County Commission by making recommendations to improve treatment and services for suffering addicts), and Friends of the Miami-Dade Drug Court.
Most recently, Lowy, who received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Miami, was appointed board chair for the Plaza Health Network, which is the largest not-for-profit nursing home group in South Florida. Plaza Health Network operates seven facilities throughout Miami-Dade County, with an annual budget of over $100 million, and cares for almost 1,000 residents.
Past recipients of this award include Dolphins founder Joe Robbie, coach Jimmy Johnson, broadcaster Ralph Renick, Miami Commissioner Athalie Range, U.S. Rep. William “Bill” Lehman, former Miami Herald publisher David Lawrence Jr., Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson, Super Bowl Host Committee chair Rodney Barreto, Miami Dolphins’ Nat Moore, Lauren Book, and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients Dr. Pedro Greer Jr., U.S. Rep. Dante B. Fascell and Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
“I am honored to be recognized by the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club and join such a distinctive list of recipients,” Lowy said. “This is a great organization which serves the most deserving children of Miami’s inner city and has for more than 60 years positively impacted the lives of thousands of those children and their families.”
Tickets to the event — expected to be attended by more than 400 of South Florida’s business and community leaders — are $125 before Aug. 30, $150 ($1,500 for a table of 10) after that date.
For more information on table purchases, event sponsorship, or program advertising, contact the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club by telephone at 305-814-2225 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.