Florida Blue Names Miami Lighthouse Winner of
2015 Sapphire Award
Miami Lighthouse was honored at the Florida Blue
Foundation’s 2015 Sapphire Awards as an outstanding nonprofit organization
in community health care in recognition of distinguished leadership,
innovation and achievements in community health. Penny Shaffer, Market
President at Florida Blue, said "The Sapphire Awards embody our desire to
recognize excellence among organizations, programs and individuals that
have made a significant, positive impact on health-related outcomes for
Florida's at-risk people and communities. Miami Lighthouse for the Blind
has demonstrated excellence and serves as a model for others to emulate
addressing their community's needs with unmatched dedication and courage."
Finalists were selected by an independent panel of experts with state and
national expertise in community health best practices. The announcement
was at the Sapphire Awards Symposium luncheon on April 23, 2015. Miami
Lighthouse is honored to have received such distinguished recognition.
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In the News
2015 Young Professionals of the Lighthouse (YPOL) host “Miami Lighthouse
Legislative Luncheon” Underwritten by All Aboard Florida
The Young Professionals of the Lighthouse hosted the annual Legislative
Luncheon on July 1st, honoring Miami Lighthouse champions in the Florida
Legislature during the recent legislative session.
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Miami Lighthouse Received Beacon Award in Education
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired was recognized at the
13th Annual Beacon Awards on April 2, 2015, presented by the Beacon
Council. Miami Lighthouse was selected as the recipient of the Beacon
Award in Education. Beacon Council Chair Donna Abood noted that "Miami
Lighthouse is both an employer and enables the visually impaired to be
employed, and helps drive Miami's economic engine through capital
improvement projects." We are honored to receive this recognition and
express our sincere gratitude to the Beacon Council and our community.
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