South Florida philanthropists recognized at ceremony
COCONUT GROVE, Fla. (WSVN) -- The spirit of giving was recognized with a big event in Coconut Grove, Tuesday night.
The honorable Charles and Sue Cobb received the United Way of Miami-Dade's highest honor, the Tocqueville Award for outstanding philanthropy.
The award recognizes those who not only contribute money but also time and leadership to community causes.
WSVN station president Ed Ansin, who received the same honor himself in 1995, presented this year's winner. "The United Way has business leaders, has art leaders, education leaders," said Sue Cobb. "It just does such a good job of looking at the community and helping those of us who are able to do so, to give a little bit more back."
"The people are so generous in South Florida," said Charles Cobb, "and the United Way represents that generosity."
The annual reception brings together more than 300 of Miami's most generous philanthropists who contribute at least $10,000 annually to make our community better.
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