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SDG Leaders Awards

Join us at the Sustainable Development Goals Leader Awards Luncheon!

On Thursday, September 28th, United Nations Association of Broward County (UNA Broward) will recognize socially responsible citizens making tangible impact towards economic development, environmental conservancy, and social equity. The luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the City of Tamarac Community Center Ballroom.

"This is what we are talking about scaling up the impact! Citizens doing projects greater than themselves."

The recognitions will be according each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and there will be one honoree per Goal. UNA Broward has recognized SDGs leaders since its creation in 2015 in conjunction with the United Nations Day. Now in Sept. 2023, we are separating the efforts, by retaking this in-person fundraiser luncheon to highlight the people who are making the difference in Broward County.

"We appreciate the supporters of this event, they walk the talk by acting and facilitating forums like these ones."

Caremax, City of Tamarac, Top Of Mind - Public Relations Agency, Neighgbors4Neighbors, Humana, and AEDRA are some of the sponsors of the SDGs Leaders Awards Luncheon.

Congratulations to all the Nominees:

  • Alejandro (Alex) Betancourt Buzás, Vice President- Brand, Procter & Gamble

  • Alessandra Medri, Executive Director, South Florida Wildlife Center

  • Amoy Reid, Dean Academic Affairs, Broward College

  • Anagha Iyer, Chair for the Broward Sierra Group - Junior

  • Calvin Mathew, Director, Immigration Action Alliance

  • Chris Baker, Co-Owner and Director of Business Development Visuals by Momo LLC

  • Denise Grant Commissioner City of Lauderhill

  • Derek Burkholder, PhD Research Scientist at Nova Southeastern University and Vice President with Sharks4Kids Inc.; NSU Florida Halmos Colleage of Arts and Sciences

  • Dr Melanie Geddes, CEO, Lifenet4families

  • Dr. Jennifer Jurado, Broward County's Chief Resilience Officer and Director of the Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division- Broward County Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division

  • George Gremse, Chairman at SCORE Mentors BrowardSCORE

  • Jeffrey Fine, Regional Director of Sales, iThink Financial

  • Joyce Davis, Founder of Pearl Girlz

  • Karey L. Greenstein, Director of Planned Giving, Memorial Foundation

  • Kaysia Earley, Esq. Criminal Defense Attorney/ Civil Rights, Earley Law Firm

  • Marty Kiar, Broward County Property Appraiser

  • Maurisia Jeffers, CEO, Cruzan International

  • Melissa P. Dunn, Co-Founder of LHPP Commissioner

  • Michel Jacques, Dance & Music Researcher, American Dance Language Centers Inc

  • Michel Thomas, CEO, The ECO Channel

  • Natalia Allen, Chair Broward County Racial Equity Task Force

  • Natasha Mathias Co-Founder & President, We Stand Together, Inc.

  • Olivia Cantu, Executive Director of International Defenders Council Advocacy Associate at Defenders Council

  • Paola Isaac Baraya, Florida International Trade anc Culture Expo

  • Roger Panta, Founder Sustainable Fashion Tech Week

  • Shelby Thomas, CEO, 1000 Mermaids

  • Terry Dyer, Director of Donor Development, CAN Community Health

  • Zeina Zein-Wolland, Founder and President of Mobile School Pantry


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