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®Doing Well While Doing Good Humanitarian Award Nominees
Orlando Health
Orlando Health is a $2.8 billion not-for-profit organization and leading healthcare
providers in Central Florida. Its mission is to improve the health and quality of
life of the individuals and communities it serves. Orlando Health maintains a rich
tradition of serving the community and promoting cultural diversity. In addition
to the many services it provides, including health fairs, screenings and wellness
activities, the hospital is proud of its relationships with more than 100 organizations
in Central Florida. In 2010, Orlando Health, the only Level One trauma center in
Central Florida, re-established the Emergency Response Initiative. Orlando Health’s
Emergency Preparedness Department finds ways to help the organization be better
prepared for disasters of various magnitudes in order to provide the level of care
needed during an emergency at any time.This training allowed the center to save 35
victims of the Pulse tragedy in 2016. The hospital waived all charges to victims and
families of the Pulse shooting tragedy.The total value of Orlando Health’s community
benefits program is $437 million.
The Miami Herald Media Company
For more than 30 years, the Miami Herald Wish Book Program has spotlighted the
needs of less-fortunate individuals in South Florida. This 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization donates more than $600,000 to help people in need by granting special
wishes each holiday season. Miami Herald readers, together with Spanish-language
readers of El Nuevo Herald, have contributed several millions of dollars to assist some
of the neediest people in the community with a variety of wishes ranging from food,
clothes and toys for the holidays to more desperately needed items such as medical
services, wheelchairs, lifts, housing and home repairs, beds, and dental work; it has
helped more than 50,000 people. In 1959, the past publisher of the Miami Herald,
John S. Knight, instituted The Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards, which is one of
the nation’s most highly regarded student awards programs. The awards program
recognizes outstanding students who have good grades and applied their knowledge
and talents to contribute significant service to their schools and communities.
Zones, a Seattle-based global provider of IT products and solutions, and Firoz Lalji,
its President and CEO, have been longstanding supporters of the London School
of Economics, having first endowed a master’s degree scholarship in 2009 for
students from Uganda. Then, in 2012, their support enabled the establishment of
the Programme for African leadership (PfAL) at the school, which has awarded 80
full scholarships to Africans as well as leadership development activities for graduate
students. Through the Lalji Family Foundation, an endowment was established to
create the Africa Centre with a gift of £10 million ($13,038,000), which was the
largest contribution ever received from an alumnus.
Zones has also donated equipment and volunteer hours to support Pacific Gas
& Electric’s renovation of a service center internet café for homeless veterans in
Rancho Cordova, California. Zones has in total provided $2,780,000 in philanthropic
initiatives, which includes the London School of Economics, United Way and
University of Washington. All team members are encouraged to participate in
volunteer opportunities with local charities.

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