Unity Awards 2019

Meet the Winners of Our 2019 Unity Awards

We’re a closer, brighter place thanks to the winners of our 2019 Unity Awards.

01/24/2019 By Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, Isaac Eger, Kay Kipling, Megan McDonald, and Ilene Denton Photography by Everett Dennison

Unity Awards 2019

Dr. April Glasco Helps People Who’ve Hit Bottom Start Over

Having found her own second chance, Glasco wanted others to have theirs, too.

01/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

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Pam Fazio Goes to Bat for Manatee County’s Special Olympics Athletes

Fazio oversees more than 300 athletes age 8 to 70, coaching bocce, bowling and swimming, and training potential new coaches across Southwest Florida.

01/24/2019 By Ilene Denton

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Mary Braxton-Joseph Taps Into the Magic of Live Theater to Spark Cross-Cultural Connections

Braxton-Joseph is sharing stories about diversity through live theater.

01/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

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Because of Hector Tejeda, Students Dare to Dream of—and Enroll in—College

Tejeda has helped 400 students enroll in college.

01/24/2019 Photography by Isaac Eger

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Claudia Baeza Gives Free Yoga Classes to Those Who Need Them Most

"Years of therapy did not help me this much.”

01/24/2019 By Megan McDonald

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Demetrius Jifunza Helped 1.6 Million Floridians Win Back Their Right to Vote

Jifunza founded the Sarasota chapter of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, the statewide organization behind Amendment 4, a measure created to restore voting rights to most felons after they have completed their sentence.

01/24/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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Shannon Fortner Started a Festival That Unites Thousands for Sexual and Gender Equality

Fortner believes the Harvey Milk Festival has changed hearts, minds and lives, including her own.

01/24/2019 By Isaac Eger

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Bob and Pat Gussin Keep Seniors Healthy, Promote Literacy and Send Kids to College

The Gussins have more energy than a roomful of preschoolers and see opportunities around every corner.

01/24/2019 By Susan Burns

Honors

Meet the Winners of Our 2019 Unity Awards

This year's winners are advocates for those in crisis, for the physically and mentally disabled, and for those from different cultures, genders, races and religious backgrounds.

01/04/2019 By Staff

Unity Awards 2019

Promote Diversity: Nominate Now for the 2019 Unity Awards!

We're searching for our region's champions of diversity.

08/27/2018 By Staff

Honors

Sarasota Magazine Hosts the 2018 Unity Awards on Feb. 8

The eighth annual Unity Awards celebrate the people, companies and projects advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in our community and around the world.

01/22/2018 By staff

Unity Awards 2018

Sarasota Magazine Hosts the 2018 Unity Awards

The Unity Awards celebrate the people, companies and projects advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in our community and around the world.

12/18/2017

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

Events

Paralympics Athlete to Be Featured at 941CEO's 2017 Unity Awards

Jacqui Kapinowski, an American Paralympian who competed in wheelchair curling at the 2010 Paralympics and in rowing at the 2016 Summer Paralympics, will be the featured speaker at our 2017 Unity Awards.

01/18/2017 By staff

Unity Awards

2017 Unity Awards

Nominate the people and companies who champion diversity in our community.

10/07/2016 By 941CEO Staff

The Seen

Unity Awards 2016

Celebrating our region's champions of diversity at the 2016 Unity Awards.

02/18/2016 Photography by Lori Sax

Champions of Diversity

Meet the 2016 Unity Award Winners

Meet our 2016 champions of diversity.

01/11/2016 By Susan Burns and Anu Varma