36th Biscayne Bay Gala
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Miami attorney Ron Lowy, who has spent his life dedicated to public service, equality and justice, will be the recipient of the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club’s 2015 Michael Shores Citizen of the Year Award. Lowy will receive the prestigious award at the 36th Biscayne Bay Gala on October 24, 2015, at Jungle Island. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction.
Lowy, of Lowy & Cook, P.A., has been involved in a wide variety of community service organizations, including the Miami Beach Jaycees (where he was named national Outstanding Chapter President in 1985), the Miami-Dade County Addiction Services Board and Friends of the Miami-Dade Drug Court. Lowy currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Plaza Health Network, the largest not-for-profit nursing home group in South Florida.
Past recipients of the Citizen of the Year Award include Dolphins founder Joe Robbie, coach Jimmy Johnson, broadcaster Ralph Renick, Miami Commissioner Athalie Range, U.S. Rep. William “Bill” Lehman, former Miami Herald publisher David Lawrence, Jr., Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson, Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman Rodney Barreto, Miami Dolphins’ Nat Moore, Lauren Book and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients Dr. Pedro Greer, Jr., U.S. Rep. Dante B. Fascell, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
Tickets to the gala are $150 ($1,500 for a table of ten). For further information on table purchases, event sponsorship, or program advertising, contact the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club at 305-814-2225 or Gala@BiscayneBayKiwanis.org.
About the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club
The Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club, founded in 1950, is one of the leading service clubs in South Florida, helping to change lives and brighten the futures of disadvantaged children and adults for more than 60 years. Our Downtown and Brickell based charity achieves a variety of charitable and philanthropic goals in the community through the Kiwanis Club of Biscayne Bay Youth Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. Our primary effort provides material support, uplifting life experiences, and educational programs for school-aged children in much of the City of Miami proper, including Downtown/Overtown, Allapattah, Midtown, and Upper East Side. For information about Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club, please visit www.BiscayneBayKiwanis.org.
Some of Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club’s programs for youth include (see photos right):
Top – Members go to local elementary schools and help students improve reading skills;
Middle – The Club works with Key Club members to participate in “Baynanza,” a project to clean up Biscayne Bay;
And bottom – For the 11th straight year, the Club’s annual back-to-school project for homeless and disadvantaged children provides more than 100 kids with backpacks containing a week’s worth of school uniforms and supplies.