United Way to honor outstanding volunteers during annual meeting

United Way of Miami-Dade will honor five community leaders and one outstanding young person whose works have had real and lasting impact in the community during its Annual Meeting and Volunteer Awards Program on Wednesday, June 13, noon, at Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail on Watson Island.

For the first time a new award will be presented, the United Way Icon of Philanthropy Award, to Adrienne Arsht. Also, a new slate of officers, directors and trustees will be selected.

In addition to Arsht, honorees include:

Sheldon Anderson, a Miami-Dade native and business leader who exemplifies volunteerism and commitment to bringing hope, promise and opportunity into the lives of others;

Guarione M. Diaz, an established author and activist who has dedicated his life’s work to building bridges for minorities in this country;

Dr. Robert D. Nolan, a leading authority and advocate for children’s mental health services who is devoted to improving the lives of children, and

Ted Granger, a community leader who tirelessly advocates at the state level to improve services for children, families and older adults.

The Outstanding Youth Award, which recognizes an individual 18 years of age or younger for leadership, commitment and character through service and volunteerism, will be announced during the ceremony.

Individual tickets are $50 each and a table of 10 is $500. RSVP by Monday, June 4, with Chantell King at kingc@unitedwaymiami.org or 305- 646-7021.

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