Since 1946, MCCJ has hosted the annual Humanitarian Dinner honoring outstanding leaders in Miami.  Each dinner is an opportunity to come together and celebrate Miami’s diversity, in appreciation of those who have helped to build a more welcoming, inclusive, just and cooperative society.

Humanitarian Dinner and Silver Medallion Presentation
March 7, 2015
JW Marriott Marquis Miami

Dinner Chairs
George Feldenkreis and Marita Srebnick

Honorary Chairs
Thelma Gibson
Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst
Jackie and Robert Traurig

2014 Humanitarian Awards were presented to:
Dr. Nelson Adams
Martin Fine
Dr. Barth Green
Penny Shaffer

2014 Clergy Medallion
Archbishop Thomas Wenski



2014 Humanitarian Dinner Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

  • Duty Free Americas
  • George Feldenkreis and Marita Srebnick
  • ​Perry Ellis International

Gold Sponsors

  • Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
  • American Airlines

Silver Sponsors

  • Trish and Dan Bell
  • Cypen Family/ Jerome Yavitz Foundation
  • Carl and Gail Icahn
  • ​Miami Herald
  • Miller Family Foundation
  • Perry Ellis International Board of Directors

Table Sponsors

  • Dr. Nelson and Effie Adams
  • Georgina and Frank Angones
  • Archdiocese of Miami
  • Baptist Health South Florida
  • Broad & Cassel, P.A.
  • Fairholme Foundation
  • Florida Blue
  • Deborah and Larry Hoffman
  • Holland and Knight, L.L.P.
  • Isaco International
  • Jackson Health System
  • Kaufman and Rossin
  • ​Mallah Furman
  • Northern Trust Bank
  • Norvell IP llc
  • ​Podhurst Orseck, P.A.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, L.L.P.
  • Patricia A. Thorp and Joseph Nader
  • University of Miami
  • Wells Fargo


  • Southern Wine and Spirits, Wine
  • Miami Herald, Media
  • Georgina and Frank Angones, Leon and Michele Ramirez Patricios, After Party
  • Squire Sanders, Awards
  • Patricia Papper, Invitations
  • Leslie and Marty Steinberg, Décor​
  • Southern Audio Visual, AV Services
  • Johann A. Ali, and Andrew and Shari Menachem, Parking 
  • 420 Lincoln Road Building, Paul Cejas, Audiovisual