Legal Services: Fourteenth Annual Heart of Giving Celebration and Judicial Reception
The event honored esteemed leaders Alan G. Greer and Dr. Pedro “Joe” Greer at the Rubell Museum in the flourishing Miami Arts District.
Legal Services of Greater Miami honored two esteemed leaders: Alan G. Greer, a prominent trial lawyer and former Miami partner at Day Pitney LLP, and Dr. Pedro “Joe” Greer, a distinguished doctor who established Camillus Health Concern and Saint John Bosco Clinic in Miami, and more recently the founding Dean of the Roseman School of Health Sciences in Las Vegas at the 14th Annual Heart of Giving Celebration and Judicial Reception.
Well-regarded WPLG Local 10 Reporter and This Week in South Florida host Glenna Milberg served as Master of Ceremonies of the event held at the stunning Rubell Museum in the heart of the flourishing Miami Arts District.
Legal Services Board Director Laura Zapata-Kim, Assistant General Counsel at Ryder, the event’s title sponsor, presented Dr. Greer with the 2023 Equal Justice Humanitarian Leadership Award for his professional accomplishments and service. Dr. Greer has been a long-time advocate for health equity and a champion of the homeless and underserved communities. The chair of this signature event, Lilly Ann Sanchez of The L∙S Law Firm, presented Alan Greer with the 2023 Equal Justice Leadership Award for his noteworthy career achievements, as well as his outstanding contributions to the pursuit of justice through his relentless efforts in the fight against homelessness.
“We are incredibly proud of both of these remarkable honorees who have been tireless and effective advocates for the homeless for decades, and we are grateful for their lifelong dedication to service,” said Monica Vigues-Pitan, CEO of Legal Services. “Their leadership and vision are an inspiration for many of us who aspire to create a more fair and equitable community where all have access to greater economic opportunities despite the zip code where they reside.”
The celebration drew over 350 members of the legal, business, and civic community, and guests enjoyed specialty drinks from E11EVEN Vodka, the exclusive liquor sponsor, as well as a mojito specialty bar sponsored by Miami Club Rum during the elegant cocktail reception and silent auction.
Legal Services, the largest provider of broad-based civil legal services for low-income residents in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, acknowledges and thanks the more than 70 event sponsors, as well as all the attendees and partners, whose generous support and participation made it a memorable evening.
About Legal Services of Greater Miami
Legal Services of Greater Miami is the largest provider of broad-based civil legal services for the poor in Miami-Dade and Monroe and is recognized in the state and in the nation as a model legal services program. In any given year, Legal Services provides services which benefits almost 20,000 vulnerable members of our community who have nowhere else to turn for help – women, children, seniors, veterans returning from combat, people with disabilities, low wage workers and the homeless–who have problems in the areas of tenants’ rights, homeownership, health and income maintenance, employment, special education, tax and consumer rights. For more information, visit www.legalservicesmiami.org and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.