Unity Awards 2018

Meet the Winners of Our 2018 Unity Awards

Our champions of diversity inspire us every day.

01/23/2018 By Anu Varma, Susan Burns, and Cooper Levey-Baker

Unity Awards 2018

Easter Seals CEO Tom Waters Follows His Passion for Philanthropy

From his first job with the United Way to his role as CEO of Easter Seals of Southwest Florida, Waters has followed that passion.

01/23/2018 By Anu Varma

Unity Awards 2018

After Hurricane Maria Devastated Puerto Rico, a Group of Sarasotans Got to Work

The need remains great, and the group has no plans to stop.

01/23/2018 By Anu Varma

Unity Awards 2018

Meet Tarnisha Cliatt, CEO of the Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce

Cliatt surveyed the local landscape for African-Americans in business and decided she would found a black entrepreneurs club “to network with people who look like us.”

01/23/2018 By Anu Varma

Unity Awards

Meet Our 2017 Unity Award Winners

Our 2017 Unity Award winners see strengths in differences.

02/24/2017 By Sylvia Whitman, Susan Burns, and Anu Varma Photography by Barbara Banks

Milk and Money

Karen and Jerry Dakin Have Built a Diverse Agri-Empire at Dakin Dairy

Dakin Dairy has taken family farming to a multidimensional agricultural operation.

10/26/2016 By Anu Varma

Champions of Diversity

Meet the 2016 Unity Award Winners

Meet our 2016 champions of diversity.

01/11/2016 By Susan Burns and Anu Varma