Published On: Mon, Jan 30th, 2017

Five South Florida Humanitarians Honored by the 19th Annual OPAL Awards

opal_baronoffFive South Florida leaders and humanitarians were recently honored with the esteemed Outstanding People And Leaders (OPAL) Award. Those awarded were Peter and Carmel Baronoff,  Jordan Zimmerman, Arthur Adler and Yvonne Boice-Zucaro  during an awards dinner held at the Boca West Country Club on Jan. 14, 2017.

The Opal Awards recognizes citizens in Boca Raton who have demonstrated an on-going commitment to serve their neighbors and their city through Philanthropic, Professional Leadership, Education, Governmental, Community Service and Medical Service Endeavors.  

“The honorees were selected for their good works and devotion to higher education,’” said Neil Saffer, co-chair of the Opal Awards for the Boca Raton Rotary Club. “Each person awarded has given their time and efforts in raising money for college scholarships. These scholarships create opportunities for young people who are challenged with limited funds.””

“We help kids realize their dreams, whether it’s to become a doctor or lawyer or whatever their aspirations,” says Carmel Baronoff, one of the five honored at the Rotary event. “We are making their dreams come true by enabling them to go to college.”

Proceeds from the gala will benefit the Rotary Club of Boca Raton’s service missions, including Youth Scholarship Programs.

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