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True & Faithful: Lisa Letson

Background For Lisa Letson, one pet didn’t just change her life, she changed many. When Letson adopted 12-year-old Itty in early 2014 she found herself with a new mission and passion: to save senior dogs. Letson’s husband agreed and in...

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Changing the Perception

Background Drawing from her own personal experiences, Broward-native Dr. Ilisa Kaufman followed her passion for helping others into a career a psychologist. “I went through personal struggles with loss and it really inspired me to want to work with others,”...

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A World of Change

Background As students at Palmer Trinity, Crews, Keller and Bacardi (the two former are freshman, the latter a sophomore) say they have been encouraged to become involved in their community. With the support of their parents, the three have each...

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Alexandra van Gemerden

Background No stranger to philanthropy, van Gemerden says she always dreamed of helping others, especially children. She translated her passion into volunteer work throughout her childhood and college, but was sidetracked into a career in hotel management and banking after...

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Saving The Forgotten: Dorcas Wilcox

A Family Legacy For Miami Bridge CEO Dorcas Wilcox, community service runs deep in her blood. Growing up, Wilcox’s schoolteacher mother (alongside her nine children) poured her own time and energy into volunteer positions at organizations around her community, efforts...

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John P. May, MD

Background A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine, May has donated his time and talents to a variety of organizations from childhood, volunteering in soup kitchens in Chicago and helping establish a home for...

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Everyday Giving: Linda Dwyer

Background You might call Linda Dwyer a professional at community service. The current patient coordinator of nonprofit Living Hope Haiti and PTSA President at Miami Palmetto Senior High School, Dwyer has, at times, acted as a big sister, court liaison,...

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Linda Peterson: Sugar 4 Kids

As the owners of Peterson’s Harley Davidson, Linda Peterson and her husband, Drew, hosted multiple toy drives, at multiple times during the year, across the area. But the couple, who call upon their customer base of more than 6,000, soon...

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