12 Good Men Honorees
Ronald McDonald House Charities recognizes leading men with a history of outstanding community involvement, civic service and participation in one or more of South Florida’s charity organizations.
Each year, Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida honors leading men with a history of outstanding community involvement, civic service and support of one or more of South Florida’s top charity organizations. It’s considered to be among the greatest philanthropic achievements, as honorees are first nominated by former 12 Good Men award recipients before the event committee members select the 12 finalists.
The Twelve Good Men Luncheon, when the honorees are recognized, has become the organization’s premier fundraiser. It’s known for drawing the city’s most prominent politicians, corporate leaders, legal minds and civic personalities. The money raised helps fund the operation budget that supports the health and well-being of children by providing lodging, meals, activities and a community of care to critically ill children and their families who need to be near a hospital for treatment.
Here’s a preview of the men honored this year at the lunch, held at the Loews Coral Gables Hotel before the official pictures are published on SocialMiami.
Dr. Alonso Martin
Dr. Walter T. Richardson
Robert (Robin) Shelly
Vince C. Lago
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