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 Peńate, 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


Ballroom