The Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce the . Chaired by Phillis Oeters the awards will recognize outstanding women whose efforts have made significant contributions to the quality of life in South Florida. This year’s Honorary Chair is Swanee DiMare and the Philanthropic Chair is Trish Bell. This year, Phillis Oeters will be honored with the Silver Anniversary Lifetime Achievement Award for her years of service to the American Red Cross and Spectrum Awards.
On Friday, November 16, 2018, the celebrated community leaders will gather at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove for the annual ceremony. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with a reception and market place. At noon, honorees and guests will enjoy a luncheon and the awards presentation.
“Spectrum” refers to women’s impact across the broad scope of community life as well as the diversity of cultures represented in the community. More than 400 people are expected to attend the awards ceremony, which will raise funds for the vital life-saving programs and services of the American Red Cross Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter. These leadership awards acknowledge the humanitarian principles of the American Red Cross: Humanity, Impartiality, Independence, Unity, Neutrality, and Voluntary Service.
The 2018 Award recipients are:
Committee members include: Phillis Oeters, chair; Mona Ignatz Adams, co-chair; Jessi Berrin, Julia Bianchi, Ileana Bravo, Elda Brouwer, C.L. Conroy, Gloria Danovitz, Pamela Garrison, Josie Goytisolo, Dolly Hernandez, Doreen Lima, Patricia Lubian, Emily Marquez-Dulin, Hilda S. Mitrani, Arely Ruiz, Penny Shaffer, Joanie Stringer, Kenia Tedesco, Ana VeigaMilton, Marielena Villamil, Roz S. Zacks.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support for families affected by disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that saves lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. For more information, visit redcross.org/southflorida or visit us on Twitter at @sflRedCrossSFLRedCross.
Sponsorship opportunities for the 25th Annual Spectrum Awards are available by contacting Diana.Rojas@redcross.org. To buy tickets, visit redcross.org/spectrum25.