Mujeres Giving Back Recognition Luncheon

The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade honored ten outstanding Hispanic women philanthropists at their inaugural Mujeres Giving Back recognition luncheon at the Westin Colonnade Coral Gables. Mujeres Giving Back is the first event of its kind in South Florida, highlighting the philanthropic impact of Hispanic women leaders who use their power and influence to give back and make our community stronger. Mistress of Ceremonies Myriam Marquez, Executive Editor of El Nuevo Herald, set the tone for an emotional, inspiring and groundbreaking afternoon in South Florida.

Nominated by South Florida residents and selected by an independent judging panel of community leaders, the celebrated women honored were: Isabel C. Diaz, Kristy Nuñez, Jocelyn Cortez-Young, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Lourdes Castillo de la Peña, Maria Figueroa Byrd, Marile Lopez, Liliam Lopez, Lilliam Machado and Roymi V. Membiela. “Our Director of Philanthropy and Creative Strategies, Ana Martinez, was the visionary behind this event. More and more, we are seeing Hispanics give in our community and as an organization we saw the need to celebrate this reality,” said Women’s Fund Executive Director Marilyn March. For more information, visit

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