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Title Sponsor

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Florida Blue

Florida Blue, has been a leader in the health care industry for more than 75 years. As your local Blue Cross Blue Shield, Florida Blue offers families, retirees and local businesses a wide range of options that make it easy to find a health plan that fits both your health care needs and financial priorities. Learn more at FloridaBlue.com.


Presenting Sponsor

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Baptist Health

Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences.


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University of Miami

The University of Miami is a private research university and academic health system with a distinct geographic capacity to connect institutions, individuals, and ideas across the hemisphere and around the world. The University’s vibrant and diverse academic community comprises 11 schools and colleges serving more than 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs.


Diamond Sponsor

Dr. Kira and Neil Flanzraich: I helped build several large pharmaceutical companies. Now I am the Executive Chairman of two biotech companies, developing innovative drugs for cancer and Alzheimer's Disease. My darling wife Kira has advanced Alzheimer's Disease. I am devoting my life to finding solutions for people suffering from those terrible illnesses.  



Florida Power & Light

Florida Power & Light Company serves more than 5.6 million customer accounts supporting more than 11 million residents across Florida with clean, reliable, and affordable electricity. In 2020 FPL, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, won the ReliabilityOne® National Reliability Excellence Award, presented by PA Consulting, for the fifth time in the last six years.


Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

Greenberg Traurig, P.A. (GT), has approximately 2200 attorneys 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100.


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Nicklaus Children’s Health System

Nicklaus Children’s Health System is the parent organization of 309-bed Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children. Founded in 1950, the organization includes outpatient centers situated throughout southeast Florida, a 501c3 fundraising arm, a nonprofit physician practice, and a freestanding ambulatory surgery center.


Platinum Honorary Host Sponsor

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AvMed James M. Repp 9400 S. Dadeland Blvd Miami, FL 33156 Phone: 305.671.5437 One of Florida’s oldest and largest not-for-profit health plans, AvMed provides a variety of affordable health plan coverage solutions, including self-funded options, for businesses of all sizes in most major metropolitan areas of the state. We transform lives to create a WELLfluent™ world by inspiring Floridians to focus on celebrating the riches that matter most – health and happiness.


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Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual con0sumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services.



CareerSource of South Florida

CareerSource South Florida is a public-private partnership that establishes state and federally funded workforce development and training policies for Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. CareerSource South Florida’s services and resources are available to everyone at no cost through a network of centers located throughout the region.



Florida International University

Florida International University is a Top 50 public university that drives talent, innovation and opportunity in Miami with leading academic programs focused on student success. Many of South Florida leaders are among over 260,000 FIU alumni.


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John S. & James L. Knight Foundation

Knight invests in journalism, the arts, and in the success of cities where John S. and James L. Knight published newspapers. We support informed and engaged communities, which are essential for a healthy democracy.


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MBF Healthcare Partners

MBF Healthcare Partners is a private-equity group bringing transformative expertise to healthcare businesses. We analyze industry trends and invest in companies whose potential aligns with clear market opportunities. We offer more than just resources; our team has specialized leadership and industry relationships that can accelerate growth and create winning outcomes.


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Media Counselors

Media Counselors has become a legacy media buying service through our customer service, cost efficient negotiating and positive relationships with media partners while upholding the brand values of our clients.



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Miami Herald

The Miami Herald is dedicated to serving the diverse and growing South Florida region and its people as the community's most credible and dynamic source of news, information, and advertising solutions.


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Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group is a cruise vacation company that owns four global brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara and Silversea. Royal Caribbean Group is also a 50% owner of a joint venture that operates TUI Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Together, our brands operate 61 ships with an additional 15 on order as of December 21, 2020.


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St. Thomas University

St. Thomas is a Catholic university with rich cultural and international diversity committed to the academic and professional success of its students who become ethical leaders in our global community.


Honorary Host Committee:

Jayne and Leonard Abess Family Foundation

American Airlines

Achieve Miami


Bank of America

Barry University


Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.

Berkowitz Pollock Brant Advisors & CPAs

Bermont Gold Wealth Advisory

Brickell Motors

CareerSource of South Florida

Cole, Scott and Kissane P.A.


Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe

eMerge Americas


Dr. Kira and Neil Flanzraich

Florida Blue

Florida International University

Florida Power & Light Company

Goldman Sachs

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen

Heico Coporation

Holland & Knight LLP

Jackson Health System

John S. & James L. Knight Foundation

Kadre Family (manny@mannykadre.com)


Dr. Modesto Maidique (maidique@fiu.edu)

Magic City Casino

MasTec, Inc

MBF Healthcare Partners

Media Counselors

Miami Dade College

Miami Herald

Nicklaus Children’s Health System

NSU Florida

NV2A Group

Pinnacle Housing Group

PNC Bank

rbb Communications

Related Group

Republica Havas LLC

Royal Caribbean Group

Rubin, Turnbull & Associates

South Florida Public Broadcasting Systems

St. Thomas University

Charles and Roz Stuzin

TD Bank

The Children’s Trust

Trish and Dan Bell

United Way of Miami-Dade

Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman

White & Case LLP

Williamson Automotive Group


Gold Virtual Sponsor:

Akerman, LLP

Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart

Health Foundation of South Florida

Kaufman Rossin

Miami Jewish Health

NBCU Telemundo Enterprises

Northern Trust

The Children’s Movement of Florida

The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade

Wells Fargo


Silver Virtual Sponsor:

Carlton Fields

Coastal Construction

Day Pitney LLP

Dimare Fresh

Miami-Dade Beacon Council

Miami Marlins

Charlie and Maite Martinez

Orange Bowl Committee

Ronald L. Book, P.A. (Ron@rlbookpa.com)

Ryder Systems, Inc

Sky Rise Miami

Thunder Electrical Contractors, Inc.



Bronze Virtual Sponsor:

Ayiti Community Trust

Balsera Communications

Vic and Monique Bubnow

Tere and Bill Canida

Al Cardenas and Ana Navarro

Rudy and Emily Cecchi/Cristo Rey Miami High School

Chapman Partnership

Donna and Steve Feig

Florida Memorial University

Grant Thornton LLP

Greater Miami Jewish Federation

HistoryMiami Museum

IberiaBank/First Horizon

Gail S. Meyers

Miami-Dade Aviation Department

Miami Dolphins


Team Hewins LLC

The Boeing Company