United Way Miami Celebrates ’24 Volunteer Award Winners

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United Way Miami held its Annual Meeting and Volunteer Awards at the Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove, on Monday, June 17.

Each year, United Way Miami welcomes supporters to join president and CEO Symeria Hudson, alongside the board of directors chair, to recognize volunteers who have made an incredible impact on the community.

Guests included United Way’s corporate partners, non-profit partners, community leaders, award honorees and members of United Way’s Giving Communities.

2024 Volunteer Award Winners:

Public Service Leadership Award

Florida State Rep. Vicki  L.  Lopez, District 113.

Monsignor Walsh Outstanding Human Services Professional Award

T. Willard Fair, president and CEO, Urban League of Greater Miami Inc.

Essie Silva Community Builder Award

Thelma Gibson, founding sponsor, board member and namesake, Thelma Gibson Health Initiative Inc.

Dorothy Shula Outstanding Volunteerism Award

Robert E. Sanchez, chair and CEO, Ryder System Inc.

Outstanding Youth Award

Milana Lamdan, eighth grade, Norman S. Edelcup Sunny Isles Beach K-8.

Zahra Marie Ronizi, 12th grade, Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Sr. High.

About United Way Miami

United Way Miami is a driving force in the community, successfully responding to emerging needs and transforming people’s lives. Since 1924, it has worked together with a network of donors, volunteers, and partners, to generate and amplify resources, and advocate for policies that improve the quality of life for all.


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