Ronald McDonald House Charities of So. Fla. Honor “The Twelve Good Men” Of 2014
21st Annual Event Raises $80,000 for Families of Sick Children
 
RMHC of South Florida Executive Director Soraya Rivera Mora and Event co-Chairs: Julie Todaro, Jim Murphy, Linda Levy-Goldberg


2014 honoree Alicio Pina receiving plaque


2014 honoree Calvin Hughes


2014 honoree Harry Horgan

Over 300 people attended the 21st annual Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of South Florida Twelve Good Men luncheon on Tuesday, April 29th, at Jungle Island. At this event, RMHC of South Florida honors leading men with a history of outstanding community involvement, civic service, and involvement in one or more of South Florida’s charity organizations. Honorees are first nominated by former 12 Good Men award recipients and then the event committee members select their 12 finalists. This year’s event raised about $80,000 to benefit children and families staying at the House That Love Built®”.

“We are very pleased with the success of this year’s event,” commented Soraya-Rivera Moya, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House. “We are delighted to pay tribute to these men who have worked hard for the betterment of our community and who share our passion for helping those who are less fortunate.”

The Ronald McDonald House is a place where families of seriously ill children, who are being treated at nearby pediatric hospitals, can stay during their medical crisis. No family is ever turned away for their inability to pay. This is the 32nd year of the chapter since its first House opened in Miami on the grounds of Jackson Memorial Medical Center.


2014 HONOREES:
Steven F. Arch
Senior Vice President
Arch & McMorris Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

Frank Armstrong III
President
Investor Solutions

Richard Baron
Attorney and President
Baron, Breslin & Sarmiento P.A.

Dr. Dorsey Goosby
Physician & Chief Medical Officer
Homestead Baptist Hospital

Harry Horgan
President and Founder
Shake-A-Leg Miami

Calvin Hughes
News Anchor
WPLG Local 10

James C. Jackson III
Assistant Director
Nova Southeaster University

Alicio Pina
Managing Member
Florida Value Partners LLC

John R. Squitero
Managing Member
Katz Baron Squitero Faust

Jay A. Steinman
Attorney
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

Nick Studds
Designer
MacDonald Design Associates

Eric J. Vainder
Managing Director
Northern Trust


For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida please visit rmhcsouthflorida.org.


2014 Twelve Good Men Honorees; Standing: Jay Steinman, Frank Armstrong, Dr. Dorsey Goosby, Eric Vainder, Alicio Pina, and Steven Arch; Seating: Richard Baron, Harry Horgan, John Squitero, James Jackson, III, Calvin Hughes, and Nick Studds


Event Co-Chairs: Julie Todaro, Jim Murphy, Linda Levy-Goldberg

Jay Steinman and artist Pablo Carreno


Past honoree Leslie Bowe

Past honoree Sheldon Palley


Portraits by Pablo Carreno


Ronald McDonald House families

Ballroom


Twelve Good Prizes

Favors by Lisa’s Dessert Table


Ayisha Etan and Katiuska Carrasco

Volunteer Rosa Aguiar places boutonniere on honoree James Jackson III


House guest David Picado and mother Norma

RMHC of South Florida Executive Director: Soraya Rivera-Moya


RMH guests, the Colon Family walks the runway

For the entertainment part, a flash mob surprised the crowd


Honoree Steven Arch walks the runway

Honoree and former Air Force pilot Frank Armstrong walks the runway


Honoree Richard Baron walks the runway

Honoree Dr. Dorsey Goosby walks the runway


Honoree John Squitero

Honoree Eric Vainder walks the runway