2018 Partners in Paradise Celebration

Congratulations to this year’s honorees and thanks for joining us for a terrific celebration of ALL our community’s efforts to help the Keys recover following Hurricane Irma.

2018 Partners in Paradise Honorees

Jon and Julie Landau
Outstanding Individual/Family

Academy Award-winning film producer Jon Landau and his wife Julie created the Landau Family Hurricane Relief Fund for the Upper Keys at CFFK which fostered significant contributions from around the world and supplied thousands of residents in the hard hit Upper Keys with relief, recovery and rebuilding.

Florida Panthers Foundation
Outstanding Business

The professional ice hockey team generously donated over $1 million to four organizations in South Florida for critical Keys recovery efforts, which included a lead gift of $250,000 to CFFK’s Florida Keys Emergency Relief Fund that assisted residents throughout Monroe County with food, housing, medical care and more.

Lower Keys Medical Center
Community Service Award

The hospital’s emergency room reopened within hours of Hurricane Irma’s strike on the Keys, enabling first responders to conduct search and rescue efforts and restore water and power. LKMC also assisted hundreds of Lower Keys residents through a generous contribution to CFFK’s disaster relief initiative.

Video: “Partners in Paradise” — Learn More About Our Key Partnerships with Nonprofit Organizations (Video Produced by Jeff Ware)

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2017  Honorees:

Outstanding Individual: John Padget

Outstanding Business: The BottleCap, owners Carmelo Vitale and Carolyn Sullivan

Outstanding Nonprofit Organization: Star of the Sea Outreach Mission