For the Love of Art

Sapoznik Insurance Public School Alumni Achievement Awards

The Education Fund is pleased to present the Sapoznik Insurance Public School Alumni Achievement Awards at the For the Love of Art Annual Charity Auction to community and business leaders who embody success on behalf of Miami‐Dade County Public Schools.

The Education Fund is requesting nominations for the 2017 awards. Each nominee must be a graduate of a public high school with priority given first to graduates from Miami‐Dade County Public Schools, then to graduates of public schools in the South Florida area, and then to graduates of other public schools . All nominees will be reviewed by a nomination committee to determine their qualifications for the award. If you would like to make a nomination, please click here to complete a nomination form by Friday, March 10, 2017.

Here's a look at the 2016 honorees. The Education Funds honors successful graduates of our public high schools each year at the For the Love of Art Annual Charity Auction. These honorees have demonstrated that with a public school education, you can achieve amazing success. A hallmark of our honorees is that they have made an impact on the economic vitality of Miami-Dade County.

  • Alan Alvarez

    Director, Marlins Foundation

  • Matthew Anderson

    Senior Associate, Foundry Commercial

  • Sheldon T. Anderson

    Former Chairman & CEO of the Southeast Region, Northern Trust

  • Carlos J. Arboleda

    Managing Director, COI access

  • Nancy Audain Allen

    CEO, Women’s Business Development Council of Florida

  • Manuel del Cañal

    Executive Vice President and Head of Wealth Management Division, Ocean Bank

  • Juan Carlos Espinosa

    Associate Dean and Fellow, The Honors College, Florida International University

  • Dan Gelber

    Founding Partner, Gelber Schachter & Greenberg, P.A.

  • Soley Gonzalez

    Senior Community Relations Specialist, South Florida Employee Federal Credit Union

  • Robert Goodman

    VP of Sales, Southeastern Division, Wente Vineyards

  • Karla Hernandez-Mats

    Secretary/Treasurer/President-elect, United Teachers of Dade

  • Arthur H. Hertz

    Chairman & CEO, Wometco Enterprises, Inc.

  • Yolanda Cash Jackson

    Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff

  • Robert A. Kaufman, CPA

    Principal, Kaufman & Rossin & Co., P.A.

  • G. Eric Knowles

    President & CEO, Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce

  • Misha Kuryla-Gomez

    CEO, Misha’s Cupcakes

  • Jose Mallea

    President, Biscayne Bay Brewing Company

  • Lydia Martin

    Columnist, The Miami Herald

  • Alberto Milo, Jr.

    Principal/Senior Vice President, Related Urban Development

  • Jason Mizrachi

    Digital Sales Manager, CBS4

  • Ismare Monreal

    Dean of Students, Johnson & Wales University

  • Kasra Moshkani

    General Manager, Uber Technologies

  • Patricia San Pedro

    Director of Communications, Frost School of Miami, University of Miami

  • Cathy Swanson-Rivenbark

    City Manager, City of Coral Gables

  • Peter Verbeeck

    President, Transportation Equipment of Florida, Inc.

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