Children’s Hero Awards Gala

Benefits Family Resource Center of South Florida

Family Resource Center board member Ed King and Claudia Figueredo

Friday, October 18, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.
Conrad Hotel
1395 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami
305-960-5536 (Dorit Matthews)

You’re cordially invited…dinner, music, and an amazing live and silent auction! Established in 2009, the Children’s Hero Awards honor community members who have shown incredible foresight and leadership in providing services and access to those youth who have suffered child abuse and neglect in Miami-Dade. This year, Family Resource Center will present three awards to prestigious leaders who have made a difference in the lives of foster children.

Harve Mogul, CEO of United Way of Miami-Dade, will be honored with the Children’s Hero Award for his leadership in advancing programs that make children and families in crisis stronger, safer and more stable.

In recognition of his sentinel contribution to the child welfare system in the State of Florida, Alan Abramowitz, Executive Director of the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program, will be honored with the Children’s Advocate Award.

And Katherine W. Ezell, a Partner at the law firm of Podhurst Orseck, P.A., will be the recipient of this year’s Children’s Volunteer Award for her extraordinary volunteer efforts as a Guardian ad Litem, a pro-bono child attorney through Lawyers for Children America, and leader of Foster Care Review.

From 6:30 to 7:30 you can sip on a signature Children’s Hero Cocktail while you check out a one-of-a-kind silent auction called “Trips, Travel & Leisure.” This auction will feature an amazing assortment of getaways here and abroad, as well as sports tickets, spa pampering and fine dining. Make sure to snag something fabulous. From there, enjoy an elegant three course dinner and a chance to win something big during the live auction.

All proceeds generated from the evening will go towards providing hundreds of newborns, toddlers, adolescents and teens with the shelter, food, medical and mental health care that they need due to experiencing abuse, neglect and abandonment by their parents.

To donate to the Trips, Travel & Leisure Auction or to reserve your tables or seats, visit or contact Dorit Matthews at 305-960-5536 or by emailing

About Family Resource Center of South Florida

Family Resource Center of South Florida (“FRC”) was founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1978 by a group of concerned citizens. Its mission is the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect through the strengthening of families. Services include integrated care for children in the foster care system, adoptions, parent education classes, mental health services, substance abuse counseling and aid in the licensing and oversight of foster homes. Today, the agency is a leader in child welfare, providing in-office, in-home and in-school support to help protect children and strengthen families.

Over the last 35 years, the agency has been dedicated to breaking the cycle of child abuse and now serves approximately 2,500 children, adolescents and adults annually. Family Resource Center is the only foster care agency in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties that is accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the gold standard of healthcare and mental healthcare excellence.

To learn more about our programs and ways to volunteer or assist a child in need, visit us at,, or on Twitter at @FRCFlorida.

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