27th Annual Twelve Good Men
Raising more than $70,000 for RMHC Families
 

Once again, the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of South Florida decked the Coral Gables Country Club in a celebration of its 27th annual Twelve Good Men with a luncheon on April 4. WPLG Channel 10's Calvin Hughes served as the master of ceremonies for the fifth consecutive year, where more than 300 movers and shakers within the community gathered to pay tribute to the hand-picked 2019 honorees.

Each year, RMHC of South Florida honors leading men with a history of outstanding community involvement, civic service and support of one or more of South Florida's top charity organizations. Honorees are first nominated by former 12 Good Men award recipients and then the event committee members select the 12 finalists. This year's event raised more than $70,000 to benefit RMHC children and families.

"Celebrating these 12 men for their contribution to our community and who share our passion in helping those who are less fortunate is an honor," said Soraya-Rivera Moya, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House. "I would like to extend a very special thanks to our event chairs, James Murphy, Linda Levy-Goldberg and Sonia Gibson, for their arduous work ensuring the event was perfect, once again, and our main sponsors, Trish and Dan Bell for the generosity."


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The Twelve Good Men: 2019 Honorees
Alan Alvarez Director of Community Relations, Miami Marlins
Carlos R. Fiallo, DMD Family Dentist and Orthodontist & Co-Founder of The Kevin Garcia Foundation
Sebastian Garcia Founder & CEO, The Lapel Project & My Grooms Room
Cecil MiltonPresident & CEO United Property Management & Jose Milton & Associates
Drew Monaghan President of Private Exchange Group Inc. & District Governor Rotary International District 6990
Gabriel Montoya Founder & CEO, Dvdendo
Carlos Lopez-Cantera Former Lieutenant Governor of Florida
James E. Morgan III Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, LLP
Ralph G. Patino President & COO, Patino & Associates, P.A.
Camillo Ricordi, M.D. FNAI Director, University of Miami, Diabetes Research Institute and Cell Transplant Center
Todd “Edwards” Rubenstein Educator, Coach, Author, Sunshine State Tennis & Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Matthew W. Lazenby Owner & Manager General, Whitman Family Development


Emcee Calvin Hughes of WPLG Channel 10

Co-Chairs Linda Levy Goldberg, Jim Murphy,
Sonia Gibson and RMHC Executive
Director Soraya Rivera-Moya


Brian Garcia, Erica Munoz, Jennifer Tavarez, Carlos Fiallo
and Dayton Blanco

Jim Murphy and William Meyerson


Ana and Cecil Milton

Guitars Over Guns


Soraya Rivera-Moya with Trish and Dan Bell

The exclusive lapel denotes a "Good Man"


Alan and Ana Alvarez

Jim Murphy

Linda Levy Goldberg


Ana and Cecil Milton with friends

Soraya Rivera-Moya


Soraya Rivera-Moya and Linda Levy Goldberg

Linda Levy Goldberg presenting award
to Sebastian Garcia


Exclusive Twelve Good Men Lapel by The Lapel Project

Guitars Over Guns musicians entertain during lunch


J.J. Suarez walks the runway with his family

Linda Levy Goldberg and Alan Alvarez


Linda Levy Goldberg presents award to Dr. Carlos Fiallo

Honoree Ralph G. Palino on the runway


Linda Levy Goldberg and Cecil Milton

Honoree Gabriel Montoya


Soraya Rivera-Moya and Carlos Lopez-Cantera

Soraya Rivera-Moya and Drew Monaghan


Linda Levy Goldberg and
Dr. Camillo Ricordi

Matthew W. Lazenby


Honoree James E. Morgan, III

Soraya Rivera-Moya and Sebastian Garcia

The funds donated each year during the Twelve Good Men Luncheon helps RMHC support the Ronald McDonald House located at the Jackson Memorial Hospital campus, which provides a "home away from home" for families with seriously ill children receiving medical treatment at pediatric facilities in South Florida.For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida, please visit rmhcsouthflorida.org.