Red Cross presents Spectrum Awards to 12 outstanding women
The American Red Cross honored 12 outstanding women, including several civic leaders from Coral Gables, with the Sarah Hopkins Woodruff Spectrum Awards for Women during a luncheon March 5 at the Hotel InterContinental in downtown Miami.
The honorees serve as exceptional examples of the humanitarian principles of the American Red Cross: humanity, impartiality, independence, unity, neutrality and voluntary service. “Spectrum” refers to the impact these women have on a broad scope of community life and also reflects the spectrum of cultures represented in our community.
Ileana Bravo served as mistress of ceremonies for the awards, which was chaired by Phillis Oeters. Swanee DiMare was the honorary chairman. Ms. Bravo also narrated a video tribute to each of the Spectrum honorees produced by José Goytisolo. The Leonora B. Hopkins Foundation was the presenting sponsor.
This year, a special Global Pioneer Award was presented to Lorena Vasquez, master blender of Ron Zacapa Centenario, distributed and marketed by Diageo, which donated the wine and spirits for the luncheon. The centerpieces were provided by Petal Productions.
The 2013 Hopkins Woodruff Spectrum Awards for Women Honorees:
Florida Blue Philanthropy Award: Irene Korge
Rosalind Ludwig Chairmen’s Award: Jeannett Slesnick
Cervera Real Estate Ambassador Award: Penny Shaffer
Bank of America Cultural Award: Kathryn Q. Mikesell
White & Case LLP Education Award: Mary Young
Mercantil Commercebank Entrepreneurial Award: Olga M. Ramudo
Baptist Health South Florida Healthcare Award: Sabrina Cohen
Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association Hospitality Award: Julie Grimes
Ethel and W. George Kennedy Family Foundation Volunteerism Award: Patricia Robbins
Barbara Nelson Red Cross Service Award: Janelle Patty
Swanee and Paul DiMare Youth Award: Marina Bryant
Global Pioneer Award: Lorena Vasquez