6:00 p.m.

Jungle Island 

Sand In My Shoes Award Honoring Manny Medina



Presenting Sponsors

Greenberg Traurig, LLP


Greenberg Traurig, LLP, founded in Miami in 1967, has over 2500 attorneys in 43 locations in the United States and worldwide. The firm, with six offices in Florida, reported gross revenue over $2 Billion for FY 2021 and is among top firms on the Am Law 100 and NLJ 250.


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

Bank of America / Merrill


Our commitment to help strengthen the communities we serve is unwavering. We’re partnering with local leaders and organizations to advance racial equality and economic opportunity, support diverse and women entrepreneurs, build job skills and create opportunities to help people succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s economy. We’re investing in benefits and resources for our employees who serve our clients in their communities. And we’re doing our part to protect our planet.



Platinum Sponsors


AvMed provides quality, cost-effective health plans, including self-funded options, for businesses of all sizes. For more than 50 years AvMed’s mission has been to help our Members live healthier.


CareerSource South Florida

South Florida Workforce Investment Board d/b/a 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.


Cisco Systems

Cisco designs and sells broad lines of products, provides services, and delivers integrated solutions to develop and connect networks around the world.


Coastal Wealth, MassMutual Firm, and The ELITE Family Office

Elite Family Office serves ultra-high net worth clientele by providing comprehensive generational holistic financial planning, custom tailored insurance solutions, disciplined investment strategies and proactive personal service.


Florida International University

Miami’s Carnegie R1 Public Research University.


John S. & James L. Knight Foundation

We are social investors who support a more effective democracy by funding free expression and journalism, arts and culture in community, research in areas of media and democracy, and in the success of American cities and towns where the Knight brothers once published newspapers.



Honorary Host Committee

Leslie Miller Saiontz/Achieve Miami

Jayne and Leonard Abess

Amerant Bank 

American Airlines


Bank of America / Merrill


Baptist Health


CareerSource South Florida 

Carlton Fields

Cisco Systems

Coastal Wealth, MassMutual Firm, and The ELITE Family Office

Codina Partners


eMerge Americas

1First Bank

Florida International University

Florida Memorial University

Florida Power & Light

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Jackson Health System

John S. & James L. Knight Foundation

Kaufman Rossin

Miami-Dade College

Miami Herald

Professional Bank

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

rbb Communications

Royal Caribbean Group

South Florida Business Journal

South Florida PBS

TD Bank

The Miami Foundation

Trish and Dan Bell

University of Miami

Wells Fargo



Gold Sponsors

Barry University

Berkowitz Development Group

Camillus House

City National Bank 

Florida Blue 

Greater Miami Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

Holland & Knight LLP

Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition

Murgado Automotive Group

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Ocean Bank

The Children’s Movement of Florida



Silver Sponsor


Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman



Bronze Sponsor


Akerman LLP

Berkshire Hathaway EWM Realty

Blanca Commercial Real Estate

Brown & Brown of Miami Dade

Carnival Cruise Line

Chapman Partnership

Coastal Construction Group


Endeavor Miami

Florida Funders 

Miami-Dade Beacon Council

Miami Jewish Health

Miami Marlins

Miami Parking Authority

Orange Bowl Committee

Perry Ellis International

Republica Havas

St. Thomas University

Ussery Automotive Group


Supporting Sponsor

Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

Ronald L. Book, P.A.

Easter Seals South Florida

Express Travel

First Horizon Bank

Grant Thornton LLP

Miami-Dade Aviation Department

Miami Dolphins

Office of Miami-Dade County Mayor

United Way of Miami


Top Investors

Baptist Health South Florida
CareerSource South Florida
Carlton Fields
Florida Power & Light
TD Bank
University of Miami
Wells Fargo