Photography by Betty Alvarez
Carlos Martinez, Nestor Plana
United HomeCare® (UHC), a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to serving older and disabled adults at home and in community-based settings hosted the 25th Annual Claude Pepper Awards Dinner on May 16, 2019 at Jungle Island’s Treetop Ballroom in Miami Beach. To continue Claude Pepper’s legacy, United HomeCare annually recognizes individuals and corporations who have demonstrated leadership and compassion for the elderly and disabled and inspired others through their actions.
The 2019 Claude Pepper Award Honorees are: Tibor Hollo, Chairman & President of Florida East Coast Realty, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award; Marile & Jorge Luis Lopez Esq. Family Foundation, recipient of the Community Builder Award; Alfred Sanchez, President & CEO of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, recipient of the Corporate Service Award; Ana “Teri” Busse-Arvesu, Senior Advocate Office of the Mayor Miami-Dade County, recipient of the Advocacy Award; Rene Ruiz Esq., Co-Founder and Chairman and Armando Christian “Pitbull” Perez, Co-Founder, SLAM! Charter School, recipient of the Education Award; Arquimedes and Rebeca Trujillo, Miami Empresarial, recipient of the Media Award; Carlos A. Migoya, President and CEO, Jackson Health System, recipient of the Corporate Service-Healthcare Award; and, Alexander Penelas Esq. and Lilliam Penelas, recipient of the Thelma Gibson Community Service Award.