23rd Annual Claude Pepper Awards
 
Max Mogul and Harve A. Mogul, President & CEO of United Way Miami-Dade, recipient of the Claude Pepper Lifetime Achievement Award; Carlos Martinez, President & CEO of United HomeCare and Joaquin “Jack” Leon, Esq., United HomeCare, member of the Board of Directors

United HomeCare® (UHC) a leader and pioneer in the provision of home and community-based care and assisted living in South Florida, held its Annual Claude Pepper Awards dinner at Jungle Island in Miami Beach on May 11, 2017. Over 300 community leaders, healthcare professionals, and dignitaries gathered in honor of the 2017 Claude Pepper Award recipients. The signature gala, now in its 23rd year, pays tribute to the legacy of The Honorable Claude Pepper for his advocacy on behalf of the elderly and disabled, and honors exceptional individuals and organizations from the private and public sector who exemplify the spirit and ideals of the award’s namesake.

United HomeCare proudly awarded the Claude Pepper Lifetime Achievement Award to Harve A. Mogul, President and CEO of United Way of Miami-Dade, and eight other extraordinary honorees pictured below.

The gala’s main sponsors included Active Living sponsor, TD Bank; Green Living sponsor, Brown & Brown Insurance, Mobile Living sponsor and American Medical Depot; Inspired Living sponsor. For a complete list of our generous donors, click here.

“Life is like riding a bicycle: you don’t fall off unless you stop pedaling,” the inspiring quote by the late Senator Claude Pepper was the Gala’s theme conveying United HomeCare’s promise to continue its mission of caring, one that it has rendered to thousands of elders, disabled adults, and caregivers in Miami-Dade County for 43 years.

To learn more about United HomeCare or give your support to its vital cause, please visit: www.unitedhomecare.com. To learn more about The Residences of United HomeCare, United HomeCare’s newest, contemporary, LEED certified, and vibrant assisted living facility for seniors, please visit www.TheResidencesUHC.com.




Marlene Santos, FPL Vice President of Customer Service accepting Claude Pepper Community Builder Award on behalf of Florida Power & Light / Next Era Energy; Recipients of the Claude Pepper Education / Advocacy Award from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine including Dolores M. Perdomo, Ph.D., Director of the Caregiver Center at Miami Memory Disorder Center; Chin-Chin Lee, MS, MSPH, Assistant Director of the Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement CREATE Program; Sara J. Czaja. Ph.D., Director of the Center on Aging and Director of the CREATE Program at University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine; Harve A. Mogul, President & CEO, United Way of Miami-Dade, recipient of the Claude Pepper Lifetime Achievement Award; The Honorable Russell Benford, Deputy Mayor of Miami-Dade County, recipient of the Claude Pepper Public Service Award; Pablo J. Pino, TD Bank’s Market President accepting the Claude Pepper Corporate Service Award on behalf of TD Bank; Maya and Gerald Greenberg, Managers of the Thanksgiving Basket Fund, recipients of the Claude Pepper Thelma A. Gibson Community Service Award


A special thank you to TD Bank, Active Living Sponsor! Pictured l-r: Pablo J. Pino, TD Bank, Carlos Martinez, United HomeCare, Felipe Basulto, TD Bank and Jouber Oliveres, TD Bank



From the University of Miami, Center on Aging, Chin-Chin Lee, Dolores Perdomo and Sara Czaja; Maria Torre, The Residences of United HomeCare; Adrienne Jaret, UM; and Carlos Martinez, United HomeCare


United HomeCare's Board of Directors congratulate the 2017 Claude Pepper Award Honorees: Marlene Santos; Dr. Jeffrey Horstmyer, Thelma A. Gibson, Harve Mogul, Robert “Bobby” Rosenthal, Pablo Pino, Maya Greenberg, Barbara Gray, Gerald Greenberg, Michelle Barton-King, Chin-Chin Lee, Dolores Perdomo, Sara J. Czaja, The Honorable Russell Benford, Mary Ann Sprinkle, Deborah Witt-Sherman, Joaquin “Jack” Leon, and Carlos Martinez


Carlos Martinez, President & CEO, United HomeCare; Maria Torre, Administrator, The Residences of United HomeCare; and Senator Rene Garcia, District 36

Claude Pepper Honorees, Dolores Perdomo, Ph.D., Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D., and Chin-Chin Lee, MS, MSPH from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Center on Aging


Maya & Gerald Greenberg, Claude Pepper Thelma A. Gibson Community Service Award recipients


Alina Palenzuela, Communications Manager / Assistant to UHC President, Harve A. Mogul, President & CEO of United Way of Miami-Dade, and Max Mogul

Robert “Bobby” Rosenthal, United HomeCare, Chairman of the Board of Directors


Deborah Korge, The Women's Fund; Tom Korge, Korge & Korge, LLP; Guest; Max Rothman, President & CEO, Alliance for Aging, Inc.; Carlos Martinez, President & CEO, United HomeCare; and Gretta Martinez


Keynote Speaker, Dolores Perdomo, Ph.D., Director of the Caregiver Center at the Miami Memory Disorder Center of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Center on Aging

Carlos Martinez, President & CEO of United HomeCare and The Residences of United HomeCare, assisted living community

Joaquin “Jack” Leon, UHC Board Member; Marlene Santos, Florida Power & Light/NextEra Energy; and Tony Santos


Claude Pepper Honoree, Deputy Mayor of Miami-Dade, The Honorable Russell Benford and Johanna Cervone

Jeff Grainger and Blanca Ceballos, Community Liaison, United HomeCare and The Residences of United HomeCare


Claude Pepper Honoree, FPL/NextEra Energy employees with Joaquin “Jack” Leon, Esq.


Horacio Soberon and Ysela Soberon, Independent Living Systems, Event Sponsors and Carlos Martinez, President & CEO, United HomeCare and The Residences of United HomeCare

Maria Torre, Administrator, The Residences of United HomeCare, Rodger Lopez, United HomeCare, with Al and Silvia Martin


Rudy Hernandez, United HomeCare (Center rear), with guests from Amerigroup, Inc., and Simply Healthcare, event sponsor. To left of Rudy: Soraya Farrel, Melissa Jorges, Jessica Gonzalez. To the right of Rudy, Adrienne Tilley, Amerigroup, Provider Relations and her staff


“Life is like riding a bicycle: you don’t fall off unless you stop pedaling.” – Claude Pepper

Pastor Treavor Pound, Redland Church of the Nazarene


Tillie Fox, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Horstmyer, MD, United HomeCare, Member of the Board of Directors

Myriam Marquez, Executive Editor el Nuevo Herald, Master of Ceremonies


The Honorable Juan Carlos “JC” Bermudez, Mayor of City of Doral,
Carlos Martinez, President & CEO, United HomeCare and Robert Elias, Esq.


Dr. Steven Schnur and Eliane Schnur with family welcoming guests to the VIP Claude Pepper reception hosted in their Miami Beach home on May 4th


Claude Pepper Honoree, Russell Benford, Deputy Mayor of Miami-Dade County, with Blanca Ceballos, United HomeCare, Community Liaison

Maya and Gerald Greenberg, Claude Pepper Honorees, with Blanca Ceballos, United HomeCare, Community Liaison


Maylen Montoto with Eliane Schnur

Max Mogul, Harve Mogul, United Way of Miami-Dade, and Congressman Kendrick Meek


Corey Witherspoon, Jackson Health Foundation, and Irene White, Florida Power & Light