Some previous recipients of note:
Life Enrichment Center
The Center provides more than 40 innovative classes ranging from dance, art, and digital photography, to academic classes including creative writing, computers and Spanish, and fitness classes such as tai chi and low impact exercises taught by certified instructors and professionals from the business and academic community.
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The Straz Center recognizes that the arts are an essential part of the quality education of children and adults and encourages participation by people of all ages and backgrounds in the performing arts. Each year students of all ages participate in educational programs offered by the Center.
Tampa Bay History Center
The Tampa Bay History Center is a non-profit educational institution in downtown Tampa that seeks to preserve and teach the remarkable history of the Tampa Bay area. Functioning as a liaison between the past and the present, the museum will honor our community's character and heritage, stirring the spirit of adventure found in all its visitors with the generations of stories it has to tell.
Each weekday, Trinity Cafe addresses the nutritional needs of the hungry and homeless of Tampa Bay by serving a well-balanced, restaurant quality meal. It is served with unconditional respect and a sense of dignity. The nutrition is critical to the well-being of the 200 daily guests representing tens of thousands of the homeless, the hungry and those facing “Food Insecurity” in our community.
University of South Florida
USF is committed to promoting globally competitive undergraduate, graduate and professional programs that support interdisciplinary inquiry, intellectual development, knowledge and skill acquisition, and student success through a diverse, fully-engaged, learner-centered campus environment.
Academy Prep Center
The mission of the Academy Prep Center of Tampa is to inspire and empower students qualifying for need-based scholarships to be future community leaders through a rigorous middle school program coupled with ongoing graduate support. The Center strives to be the premier Tampa urban middle school which prepares hundreds of economically disadvantaged students to achieve academic success and become community leaders.
The purpose of Everyday Blessings is to ensure stability and permanency not only in the lives of children whose biological parent(s) recognize their inability to care for them, but also for children who have been permanently removed from their families due to neglect and abuse. Everyday Blessings offers an alternative to abuse, neglect and lengthy stays in the foster care system.
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance one step further in fighting this disease.
Jesuit High School
Jesuit High School, in its mission as a Catholic, Jesuit, college preparatory school, labors to form men engaged in the world who are dedicated to serving God by being open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, caring, and just.
Meals on Wheels
Since 1975, Meals on Wheels has provided the homebound with hot, nutritious meals five days a week, regardless of age, special needs, or ability to pay. Over 800 meals are prepared daily in their on-site kitchen. Dedicated volunteers deliver 45 routes throughout the greater Tampa area.