MCCJ 80th Anniversary Gala
Benefiting the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews
Joseph T. Natoli, Michelle Ramirez Patricios and Alberto Ibarguen

Since 1946, MCCJ has awarded the coveted Silver Medallion to outstanding leaders who have exhibited extraordinary humanitarian efforts in the community that mirror MCCJ’s mission of creating an inclusive community. This year’s “pop up” gala celebrated MCCJ’s 80th Anniversary. The event, themed as “Building a More Inclusive Community”, took place for one-night only high above the city on the 19th floor of the Marriott Marquis.

The 80th Anniversary celebration highlighted the efforts of five individuals who have helped build a more welcoming, inclusive, just and cooperative society.

Award recipients included Maria C. Alonso, Dr. Doured Daghistani and Joseph T. Natoli. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award went to Arthur Hertz, and the Clergy Medallion went to Eduardo Diaz. WPLG Local 10’s Calvin Hughes and Glenna Milberg hosted the event along with chairs Sheldon and Florence Anderson and honorary chairs Al and Earlene Dotson, Sr. and Tony and Conchi Argiz. MCCJ’s Board Chair is Michelle Ramirez Patricios.

Following the beautiful dinner, guests were treated to bowling, billiards, chocolate and champagne during the after-party.

Award recipients Eduardo Diaz, Arthur Hertz, Maria C. Alonso, Dr. Doured Daghistani and Joseph T. Natoli

Florence & Sheldon Anderson

Michael Peñate, Kamal, Noor, Sahar & Dr. Doured Daghistani

Gerald & Jennifer Grant

Maria C. Alonso and David Lawrence Jr.

Arthur Hertz

Danet Linares and Matt Haggman

Alex Villoch, Harve Mogul and Penny Shaffer

Dan & Trish Bell

Priscilla Felisky Whitehead, Father Patrick O’Neill, Florence & Sheldon Anderson, Rabbi Sol Schiff, Eduardo Diaz and Imam Khalid Salahuddin

Jane & Brian Mormile

Ben Kuehne and Lynn Kislak

WPLG Local 10’s Glenna Milberg and Calvin Hughes

Angel Medina, Bob Dickinson and Adolfo Henriques

Rovina & Wali Salahuddin

Michael Smith & Elena Carpenter-Smith

Max and Harve Mogul

Rashid & Sali Abbara

Andrew & Deanna Barnett

Francis Suarez, Donald Bierman and Xavier Saurez

Ben Mollere, Alina Gjerpen and Maurice Zarmati

James Cassel & Dr. Mindy Cassel

Richard & Donna Militello

Katie & Marc Crocquet

Jose Antonio & Aubrey Hernandez-Solaun

Dorothy & Aaron Podhurst

Mark & Nedra Oren

Joseph & Grace Zumpano