Sarasota Magazine is proud to host our 2018 Unity Awards, a celebration of the people, companies and projects advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in our community and around the world. This is our company's eighth year honoring these inspiring champions. Our winners are advocates for the poor, for the physically and mentally disabled, for those from difference cultures, races and religious backgrounds, and those in crisis.
Please join us for a luncheon celebration at Michael’s On East, Feb. 8, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., with keynote speaker and former Unity Award winner, Neil Phillips, founder of Visible Men Academy.
Our 2018 Winners are:
Health Care: Dr. Karen Hamad, Dr. Vida Farhangi and Dr. Wilhelmine Wiese-Rometsch at the Jean & Alfred Goldstein Health Center at Sarasota Memorial Internal Medicine Practice-Newtown
Nonprofit: Tom Waters, Easter Seals Southwest Florida
Arts: Embracing Our Differences
Education: Vickie Oldham, Newtown Alive
Public/Private Partnership: Sarasota Community Homeless Partnership
Business: Tarnisha Cliatt, Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce
Hurricane Heroes: Dr. Myrdalis Diaz-Ramirez, Ana Maria Suarez, Myreli Zamora of SRQ Florida Helps Puerto Rico
Alumni: 12th Judicial Circuit Judge Charles Williams and Charlie Ann Syprett, Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Committee