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United HomeCare's Annual Awards Overview

Thank you for joining us for the

29th Annual Claude Pepper Awards Luncheon
Thursday, May 9, 2024

United HomeCare® is celebrating 50 years of improving the lives of tens of thousands of elderly and disabled adults in Miami-Dade County. United HomeCare is proud of its fundamental mission to provide our clients with the dignity, independence and compassionate care they deserve. Our mission remains as vital today as when the agency was created.

For 29 years, United HomeCare's Annual Claude Pepper Awards event has emerged as South Florida's signature, charitable event honoring individuals and organizations exemplifying the spirit and ideals of the prestigious awards' namesake, The Honorable Claude Pepper. Senator Pepper once said, “Life is like riding a bicycle: you don't fall off unless you stop pedaling.” In this spirit, United HomeCare continues our commitment to the community by championing causes that deliver proven quality care solutions and continues to carry on Claude Pepper's legacy at what has become a gathering of camaraderie for South Florida's most dedicated community champions and advocates.


Lifetime Achievement Award
David Lawrence, Jr.
Founder and Board Chair
The Children's Movement of Florida
Public Service Award
The Honorable Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer, State Fire Marshal, and Member of the Florida Cabinet
The State of Florida
Thelma Gibson Community Service Award
Nelson L. Adams, III, M.D.
President and Founder
Metro-Miami OB/GYN Associates
Chair of the Board
Sunshine Health
Corporate Service - Healthcare Award
Nestor Plana
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Independent Living Systems and Florida Community Care
Media Service Award
Sandra Figueiredo
Managing Editor and Founder
Ettore Sabatella
Doral Family Journal
Education & Advocacy Award
Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Florida International University
Community Builder Award
The Honorable Roberto Martell
The Town of Medley, Florida
A special thank you to our generous sponsors and donors for supporting our charitable mission of caring for older and disabled adults on our 50th Anniversary.

Presenting Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors
Alemán Law
Alliance for Aging, Inc.
City of Doral
FIU Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Guerra Wealth Group
Ingham Group
Jet Fuel Meals
S.T.E.P.S. in the Right Direction
The Town of Medley
Thelma Gibson Health Initiative
Silver Sponsors
All Covered
Anthem Advisors, LLC - Brickell Team
Anthony Brunson, P.A.
Avison Young
Bank of America
City of Hialeah
First Quality Products, Inc.
Francisco's Cafe and Services
Metro-Dade Firefighters Local 1403
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Juan Carlos Bermudez
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Keon Hardemon
New Health Partners
Out of Foster Foundation
Primary Health Physician Group
Residential Plaza at Blue Lagoon
Sharp Business Systems
The Elias Law Firm, PLLC
Trish and Dan Bell
United Way Miami
VITAS Healthcare

Dare to Dream Sponsors
Claris Healthcare
Cuban Buffet
Forrestal Capital
Maria G. Lamas, MBA
The Claude Pepper Foundation, Inc.
Vemax Insurance Agency

In-Kind Sponsors
Doral Family Journal
Miami Empresarial
Miami's Community Newspapers
South Florida Hospital News & Healthcare Report
 Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
Stacy E., Inc.
The Pullman Hotel Miami
To learn about our future Claude Pepper Awards Ceremony and other events, please contact Amber Rodriguez.