Past Concern Awards' Recipients
The Concern Awards was a recognition program originally created in 1980 by Cedars Medical Center (now University of Miami Hospital). Health Foundation upheld the tradition and made it more inclusive by enabling the community to nominate candidates to be honored. The outstanding efforts of volunteers and professional leaders who went above and beyond to improve health for those in need were recognized for their outstanding efforts.
In 2002, the program was enhanced by providing finalists and the Concern Awards’ recipients with special grants for their nonprofit health - related organizations. More than $650,000 was awarded until the program concluded in 2008.
And although the Concern Awards program is over, the outstanding efforts made by the recipients to improve health is forever recognized in our hearts and in our community.
PAST CONCERN AWARDS RECIPIENTS INCLUDE….
2008 Virginia Jacko and Pedro Rodriguez
2007 Janvier Gasana,MD and Peggy Sapp
2006 Michael Aptman, MD and Fatima Zafar, MD
2005 David Mitchell and John Walsh
2004 Thelma Gibson and Francois Leconte
2003 Kyle Amber and Nick Buoniconti
2002 Ramon Poo and Victor Rosario
2001 Eugene Schiff, MD
2000 Dr. Marilyn Segal, Dr. Wendi Masi and Rachel Masi
1999 Jane & Leonard Abess
1998 Karen & Ron Fraser
1997 Anthony Abraham
1996 Joyce & Anthony Burns
1995 Alvah Chapman, Jr.
1994 Barbara Weintraub
1993 William O. Cullom
1992 Coach Don Shula