The Miami Recognition Dinner is an important South Florida tradition. It not only allows the LGBT community and its supporters to honor our heroes, it also provides a vital source of funding for the community on the local and national levels. The event is produced by the National LGBTQ Task Force, the oldest national organization dedicated to achieving equality for all people, and also benefits many organizations serving the Miami-Dade LGBTQ community.

For the 18th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner, we return to the spectacular Sparkle Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on Saturday, October 11, 2014. The evening features a cocktail reception, a sit-down dinner, a silent auction, an awards ceremony, and dancing.

In addition to buying tickets, there are many ways you or your company can support the Recognition Dinner:

Become a Sponsor or Underwriter
Become a Table Captain
Purchase Tickets
Donate to our spectacular silent auction

No matter how you choose to support the Miami Recognition Dinner, your contributions are appreciated by the Task Force and our volunteer event committee:



Bradley R. Carlson, Co-Chair
Josue Santiago, Co-Chair

Executive Committee

Jeff Delmay, Honorees
Matt Dzwonkiewicz, Table Captain Liaison
Liebe Gadinsky, Auction Management
Bill Hahne, Sales
Paul Kelly, Registration Liaison
Kristin Klein, Auction Acquisition
Beco Lichtman, Production
Charles Million, Marketing & Communications
Mark Steinberg, Journal
Stephanie Sylvestre, Human Resources

Event Committee

Austin Allan
Doug Ames
Alan Behmoiras
Justin Bell
Gino Campodonico
Austen Caraker
MaryJoe Castells
Mario Castillo
Barbara Cattano
Melba De Leon
Aurelio DeMendoza
Daniel Faria
Kevin Flaherty
Tomas Frenes
Sam Gaita
Jairo Garcia
Marta Gonzalez
Bryce Goodwin
Stephen Peck
Alex Prieto
Joseph Quinones
Tom Reimann
Brian Rokicki
Davide Sahner
Juan Salazar
Richard Sherman
Elaine Soloman
Emily Triffin
Erin Stacy Visslailli
Patrick Whiteside


Michael Bath
Lisa Mercado
Donnie Luehring

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