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HERIBERTO J. SOSA - President | pronouns: he, him, his | herb@unitycoalition.org
                   
A proven track record in verbal & written communications & excellent public relations/cause marketing successes

Herb Sosa serves as Founder & President of Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida.  Sosa also is Pubisher|Editor-In-chief
of AMBIENTE Magazine, the first & only LGBT publication offered in English, Spanish & Portuguese since 2003.
Mr. Sosa brings over 20 years of corporate and not-for-profit leadership experience in the community. Previously, Mr.
Sosa was Corporate Creative Director for Burdines Dept. stores, was Executive Director of Miami Design
Preservation League and the Art Deco Weekend Festival in Miami Beach. In 1995 Mr. Sosa created and developed
the Ba-Balu Store concept in Miami & Miami Beach, earning the store the unique distinction of being named one of
Conde Nast Traveler Magazines top 100 destinations in the world in 1996.   

In January 2004, Herb Sosa was named one of Tentaciónes Magazines Top Ten Latina/o activists in the U.S. and
in 2005 was named one of OUT magazines Top 100 LGBT Activists and featured on LOGO TV.

On April 2008 Sosa was named Terra.com's Activist of the Month. In 2009 Sosa received a City Proclamation from
Miami Beach – Herb Sosa Day - for his community work; was nominated for a Glaad Media Award in 2009 for
Outstanding Digital Journalism and was named one of the 25 Most Influential GLBT Latinos by miapogeo.com;
served as chairman of the City of Miami Beach Historic Preservation Design Review Board; was named one of 5
"People To Know" in Miami Beach by the Miami Herald (May 2011); and was part of the documentary The Day It
Snowed in Miami, about LGBT rights in South Florida.
2017 Board of Directors | Junta Directiva

Herb Sosa
President & Founder

John O. Buckley
Vice President
Volunteer Director

Michael Gongora
Legal Counsel

Diamante Jones
2017 Anita Priest Memorial
LGBT Scholarship Recipient

Aryah Lester
Vice President
Transgender Coordinator
TransTech Program Director

Ariel Morel

Christopher Padron
Secretary
Video Production Coordinator

F. Jouseph Sliba
Volunteer Coordinator

Harold Sloan-Marrero
Treasurer
Elevate & Educational Coordinator
In Memory...
LUIS PENELAS
Mr. Penela was a nationally respected civil activist, preservationist and community leader.
As a  spokesperson for LGBT issues, HIV/AIDS and civil rights, Mr. Penelas served on varoius community boards, as well as on the
Board of Advisors of Unity Coalition.
Mr. Penelas passed away July 2006 and will be greatly missed.
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2002 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa – President, Luisa Rondón-Lassen -Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer “Ron” Saul Brenesky- Secretary, Dahlia Canes, Dr. Laura Leyva, Isabel
Morgado, Dr. Manuel Laureano-Vega
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      ADVISORS: Doralba Muñoz
2003 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa – President, Luisa Rondón-Lassen -Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer “Ron” Saul Brenesky- Secretary, Dahlia Canes, Dr. Laura Leyva, Isabel
Morgado, Dr. Manuel Laureano-Vega
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      ADVISORS: Doralba Muñoz

2004 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa - President, “Ron” Saul Brenesky - Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer, Miguel Trujillo - Secretary, Dahlia Canes, Maria DeLak, Dr. Laura
Leyva
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      ADVISORS: Luis Penelas, Dr. Manuel Laureano-Vega

2005 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa – President, “Ron” Saul Brenesky - Vice President, Christian Aguilar – Treasurer, Dahlia Canes – Secretary, Arturo Alvarez, Alex Fernandez, Axel
Javier, Efren Martinez Pulgarón, Dr. Laura Leyva, Miguel Trujillo                                            
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      

2006 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa - President, “Ron” Saul Brenesky - Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer, Dahlia Canes - Secretary, Arturo Alvarez, Alex Fernandez, Axel Javier,
Dr. Laura Leyva, Efren Martinez-Pulgarón, Miguel Trujillo                                           
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg      

2007 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa - President, “Ron” Saul Brenesky - Vice President, Christian Aguilar - Treasurer, Dahlia Canes - Secretary, Dr. Laura Leyva,
Dr. Arturo Alvarez, Alexis Fernandez, Dr. Manuel Laureano Vega, Efren Martinez-Pulgarón, Oscar Medina, Tony Rodriguez
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg    

2008 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa - President, Dahlia Canes, Dr. Laura Leyva, Dr. Arturo Alvarez, Christian Aguilar, “Ron” Saul Brenesky, Dr. Manuel Laureano-Vega, Efren Martinez-
Pulgarón, Oscar Medina
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg   


Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida, Inc.

2008 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Dahlia Canes, Dr. Laura Leyva, Dr. Arturo Alvarez, Christian Aguilar, “Ron” Saul Brenesky, Dr. Manuel Laureano-Vega, Efren Martinez-
Pulgarón, Oscar Medina
OF COUNSEL: Alan Ginsberg

2009 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa|President, Dahlia Canes, David Carcache-Guzman, Armando Diaz, Jr.,Efren Martinez-Pulgarón

2010 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa|President, Vanessa Brito, Dahlia Canes, Milan Rodriguez,  Luis E. Gonzalez, Eddie I Sierra, David A.C. Turley

2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Luis E. Gonzalez- Treasurer, Vanessa Brito, Ile Morales, Cathy Toruño,
Antonio Lopez Ferez, Michael "Moses" Stein, Darvin "Will" Williams
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Walker Burttschell, Linda Horton, Milan Rodriguez, Tim Harrises, David A.C. Turley
OF COUNSEL: Darvin Williams

2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Luis E. Gonzalez- Treasurer, Ile Morales, Cathy Toruño, Antonio Lopez Ferez, Michael "Moses" Stein, Darvin "Will" Williams
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Walker Burttschell, Linda Horton, Milan Rodriguez, Tim Harrises, David A.C. Turley
OF COUNSEL: Darvin Williams


2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Luis E. Gonzalez- Treasurer, Ile Morales, Cathy Toruño, Maria Lago, Antonio Lopez Ferez, Michael "Moses" Stein,
Darvin "Will" Williams (0f counsel)
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Linda Horton, Milan Rodriguez, Tim Harrises, David A.C. Turley


2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Luis E. Gonzalez- Treasurer,  Maria Lago, Max Brava, David Kessler, Antonio Lopez Ferez, Michael "Moses" Stein, Ken Carrington
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Linda Horton, Ile Morales, Milan Rodriguez, Tim Harrises, David A.C. Turley


2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Angel Camacho, Michael Gongora - Of Counsel, Aryah Lester, Christopher Padron, Michael "Moses" Stein,
Sasha Westerman-Keuning, Ken Carrington
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Max Brava, David Kessler, Maria Lago, Milan Rodriguez, David A.C. Turley


2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Heather Susan Carr | Treasurer, Michael Gongora - Of Counsel, Aryah Lester, Christopher Padron, Harold Sloan-Marrero, Michael
"Moses" Stein, Sasha Westerman-Keuning, Ken Carrington, Weslee Lim, Mari Zapata
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Max Brava, David Kessler, Maria Lago, Milan Rodriguez, David A.C. Turley


2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Heather Susan Carr | Treasurer, Michael Gongora - Of Counsel, Mari Alexander, Holam Antonetti, Aryah Lester, Christopher Padron,
Ariel Morel, Harold Sloan-Marrero, Mil Ocampo, Sasha Westerman-Keuning
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Ken Carrington, Sandra Holiday, Milan Rodriguez, Angela Salter, David Kessler, Hernan Valverde


2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Michael Gongora - Of Counsel, John O. Buckley, Aryah Lester, Christopher Padron, Ariel Morel, F. Jouseph Sliba, Harold Sloan-Marrero,
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Sandra Holiday, Milan Rodriguez, David Kessler, Hernan Valverde
MILAN RODRIGUEZ  | pronouns: she, her, hers |  mrodriguez@unitycoalition.org
Milan Rodriguez is one of Miami’s leading graphic designers, owner of the popular website “Milancita.com” and a
successful nightclub promoter. As a graphic designer she has designed for top 10 companies such as the Carlisle
Development Group among others. Her website, Milancita.com, has had over 120,000 hits since its launch three
years ago. Milancita.com was recently named “Website of the Year” at the Latino Press Awards. With the creation of
this website, a dream was born that someday Milan would be recognized as having contributed something positive
to the gay community through a work that she has done, and loved, all of her life. The long hours, the sleepless
nights and the thousands of pictures have all contributed to this accomplishment.

Milán Rodríguez, creativamente  reconocida como Milancita.com   
Cubana-Brasilera Estudio Comunicaciones, Diseño Grafico y Luego estudio Diseño de Website en el Miami Dade
Community Collage, especializándose en Flash, una técnica novedosa para crear impresionantes sitios de Internet.
Esta certificada por Microsoft como Especialista de Software que produce esta gran Empresa, también Milancita es
certificada por Adobe, la Poderosa compañía de Software como, Photoshop, Illustrator, GoLive, Premiere, In
Design, After Effects, Encore, Audition y muchos mas, Milancita tiene una tercera certificación por la Mundialmente
conocida empresa de Software Macromedia, como especialista en Flash.
Hoy por hoy podemos decir que Milancita y su reconocido website
Milancita.com son un Orgullo de nuestra
comunidad Latina.
SPECIAL EVENTS & EDUCATION
All the responsibilities relating to upcoming and future events that UC|CU will host and/or will participate in. They will organize and
set-up the event, as well as handle all procedures prior to the event. This can include contacting vendors, determining locations for
events, and ensuring a smooth and successful outcome.  Committee will oversee Leaders. Legends & Lovelies Lecture Series,
Exhibits, Workshops and all other UC|CU Events.

MARKETING, MEDIA & PROMO  
Overseeing & ensuring that UC|CU is presented in a positive light and ensuring that UC|CU is associated with individuals & orgs that
will endorse and promote our cause and mission.
coverage, Board Member & Donor recruitment, UC|CU Member Card promotion and all other forms of public relations.

FINANCE & FUNDRAISING
Oversees all financial & accounting for UC|CU. Chair & committee handle all money related issues such as contacting prospective
donors for sponsorship, and the development of a budget that will allow UC|CU to properly manage their finances and for new funding
ideas to be developed for the organization.


VOLUNTEERS
Communicate with all members and potential members who support UC|CU and are interested in helping with our mission.
Committee will oversee all aspects of volunteering including event volunteer recruitment, scheduling and logistics.


ADVOCACY
Committee is responsible for all distribution of UC|CU Questionnaires, their mailing & collection, presentation to board for
consideration, and coordinating of phone banks, promos & special events relating to political endorsements.


BOARD OF ADVISORS
This elected group serves as advisors to the UC|CU Board of Directors on issues of policy, mission, education & membership, and
will assist on fundraising & promotion of UC|CU programming & mission.      
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COMMITTEES
2015 Board of Directors | Junta Directiva
Board of Advisors | Junta de Asesores
Board of Advisors | Junta de Asesores


Sandra Holiday
LGBT Scholarship

Milan Rodriguez
Equality, Women & Trans Issues

David Kessler
Education and Programming

Hernan Valverde
Vendor & Sponsor Coordinator



Celebrate ORGULLO
2017 Board of Advisors | Junta de Asesores

Herb Sosa
Karyn Larrea
Rafael Canton
Hernan Valverde
CHRISTOPHER PADRON - Secretary | pronouns: he, him, his | cpadron@unitycoalition.org

Christopher Padron has been building his career as a creative artist in Filmmaking and TV production. He was
engaged with a good number of short films and documentary films as Director, Editor, Writer, or Producer, or
Associate Producer. As an independent filmmaker, he has demonstrated proficiency in scripting, filming and use
of all types of professional video cameras and studio editing technologies.
Christopher Founded his own production company named CP Production, from where he organized number of
teams of artists and led production team members to serve clients’ needs of project management and production
tasks in South Florida. Christopher is now pursuing for Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing
Management from American InterContinental University, Miami, Florida.
Christopher owns excellent communication and organizational skills. He is a native speaker in both English and
Spanish and thereby competent to serve as bilinguals. He has also outstanding customer service skills achieved
through achieved through experienced in sales, retail marketing, and fashion expert. He is willing to utilize his
marketing experiences and technical capabilities to projects and productions involving sales and generate money
for donations.     
Christopher is an active contributor to humanitarian support organizations. His short term goal is to deliver and
execute film and media project based on LGBT community at South Florida and eventually starting his own
network channel. In the long term, Christopher is looking to open a non-profit organization, providing all forms of
Art Education and Media Communication to low income communities, and Fundraising for AIDS and Breast
Cancer patients nationwide.
DAVID KESSLER | pronouns: he, him, his     
David S. Kessler, LCSW is a Life Improvement Specialist™ who has been helping people live fuller, happier lives
for over 20 years. He works with individuals, couples and groups, offering Counseling, Psychotherapy and Life
Coaching services.
His approach is focused to meet your specific needs. David utilizes a variety of tools, styles and techniques to give
you what you need and help you identify and achieve your goals. His objective is to provide you with the tools,
support and guidance to help you, based upon your unique life situation.
David specializes in: Stress Management, Anxiety, Depression, Improving Relationships, Compulsive
Eating/Behaviors, Grieving and Coping with Loss, Low Self Esteem, Coping with Medical/Chronic Illness, Goal
Setting and Achievement, Sexual Identity/LGBT Issues.
ARYAH LESTER - Vice President | pronouns: she, her, hers  

Aryah Lester, speaker/author/educator, is a transwoman of color from New York that has been a Miami-Dade
resident since 2005.  Ms. Lester is the current chair for the State of Florida Health Department's Transgender Work
Group, and a member of: the Miami-Dade HIV/AIDS Partnership, Prevention Committee and County Trans Work
Group.  She also sits as a member on the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)
Transgender Networking Group.  This year, Aryah Lester opened the Trans-Miami Center, as well as continuing the
network of her National Alliance of Transgender Advocates and Leaders (NATAL).            
MICHAEL GONGORA, Esq. - Of Counsel | pronouns: he, him, his     

Gongora has been Lead community association litigator in the Miami office of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. since 2005.
He served as the first & only openly gay elected commissioner in the city of Miami Beach from Nov 2009 to Nov 2013,
representing the interests of Miami Beach residents in good government.

He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Class of 1994 · J.D., Law, Cum Laude · Coral Gables, Florida,
and attended Lakewood High School in Saint Petersburg, Florida
HERNAN VALVERDE | pronouns: he, him, his     
Hernan Valverde has a long & successful career in Liquor Sales, Marketing & Management. Currently the account
director for HIRO Sake.  Valverde is a proud father of 2 boys, works tirelessly in his support for the LGBT
community, and also serves on the Miami Beach Gay Pride board of directors.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
LOGROS
2007 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2007
2004 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2004
2003 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2003
2002 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2002
2005 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2005
2006 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2006
2003
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2009 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2009
2008 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2008
2010 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2010
2011 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2011
2012 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2012
2013 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2013
HAROLD SLOAN-MARRERO - Treasurer | pronouns: he, him, his |  Harold@unitycoalition.org

Harold Sloan-Marrero is the Director of Communications at St. John’s on the Lake United Methodist Church on
Miami Beach where he specializes in web development and print design. Harold is Cuban-American, and was
born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. He was legally married to his husband Alex Sloan-Marrero, on January 6, 2015, the day
that same-sex marriage became legal in Florida. Harold and Alex have worked with many non-profit organizations
throughout South Florida, helping with media production, fundraising efforts, volunteer organizing, and online
outreach. Harold is also the coordinator and founder of No Reservations, an ecumenical, progressive Christian
group for people seeking faith in Miami where all are welcome regardless of ethnicity, race, color, national origin,
sexual orientation, or gender identity.
2014 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2014
2014
2015 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2015
2015
SANDRA HOLIDAY |  pronouns: she, her, hers |   sanholiday@bellsouth.net
Founder - Anita Priest Whispering Angles Foundation
Born & educated in London, England. Sandra Holiday has been a resident of the USA since 1974.

Trained as a Professional Championship Ballroom & Latin American dancer, Sandra taught dance in London for
10 years as well as performing with her dance partner Geoffrey Clapham on cruise ships based in New York. After
returning to London, her career brought her back to the USA where she continued teaching. In 1985 while living in
South Florida she partnered with Anita Priest both personally & professionally.

For 23 years Sandra was the project manager for the Anita Priest Interior Design Co. and the Administrator for her
successful school for Interior Decoration & Design.

Sandra established the ANITA PRIEST “Whispering Angels” Memorial Scholarship Foundation, a legacy
scholarship in memory & honor of her. Anita’s mission in life was to help people, as she had overcome so much in
her life.

Sandra has a dream that one day she will be able to help more members of the LGBT community continue and to
advance their dreams in the Design & Arts fields. The possibilities are endless.
OUR MISSION
UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA is the First & Only organization for the So. Fla. Latinx|Hispanic|LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning)
Community - advancing Equality and Fairness through Education, Leadership & Awareness since 2002 - offering tools and programming, like ELEVATE- a day of being Nicer;
LGBT Scholarships for the Arts, Design, Education & Cosmetology; TRANSART series – showcasing transgender art & artists; the 7th annual Celebrate ORGULLO Hispanic
Pride festival, and various other workshops, services & empowerment for the community.    
                                                         
NUESTRA MISION
UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA es la Primera y Unica organización en el sur de la Florida para la comunidad latinx|hispanx LGBTQ (lesbianas, gay,bisexual,
transgénero, queer/cuestionando)- avanzando Igualdad, Liderazgo y Conciencia desde el 2002 - ofreciendo herramientas y programación, como ELEVATE - un día de ser más
agradable; Becas para las Artes, Diseño, Educación y Cosmetologia; Serie TRANSART - exhibición de artistas y artistas transgéneros; El 7º festival anual Celebre el Orgullo
Hispano de ORGULLO y varios otros talleres, servicios y empoderamiento para la comunidad.                   
ARIEL MOREL | pronouns: he, him, his     

Ariel is currently the Director of Clinical Support Services for FIU Health, Health Care Network under the Herbert
Wertheim College of Medicine. Prior to joining FIU, Ariel was the Director of Quality Assurance & Quality
Improvement for a local non-profit - Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade, Inc. In addition, Ariel has previously
worked in state government, specifically with the Florida Department of Children and Families as a Child Protective
Investigator and the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County as a Manager within the Healthy Start
Program.

Ariel has an extensive educational background having several undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida
in History, Political Science and a Certificate in International Relations. Ariel also has a Masters of Science degree
in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Public Administration from Florida International University (FIU) and is
pursing a 2nd graduate degree - Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at FIU as well.

Ariel is committed to his community and has volunteered his time with various organizations to include: Big
Brother/Big Sister, Habitat for Humanity, March of Dimes, American Cancer Society. In addition, Ariel is civically
involved as he is a member of various local and national political organizations and has served as a Director on
several Boards to include the Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade (2012) and a local political organization.
JOHN O. BUCKLEY -Vice President | pronouns: he, him, his     

A Native of Florida, John was born in Vero Beach to parents who came to US from Honduras back in 70s.

An only child from a large extended family, he is currently General Manager of Calvin Klein Accessories at Dolphin Mall,
Miami and has been in retail over 10 years. Buckley also has over 8 years of Banking Experience.

His current goal is to finish his B.A. in Organizational Management and Leadership.

John believes in giving his time and efforts to build a strong resource for our LGBT Community than will leave a lasting
footprint in history.
2016 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2015
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EDUCATION | EDUCACIÓN
AWARENESS | CONCIENCIA
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
CALENDARIO DE EVENTOS

ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS

MEET THE BOARD

SPONSORSHIPS | PATROCINIO

VOLUNTEER & DONATE NOW
VIDEO LIBRARY |  ARCHIVO
EVENT PHOTOS | FOTOS
NEWS | NOTICIAS
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
CALENDARIO DE EVENTOS

ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS
MEET THE BOARD | JUNTA DE DIRECTORES

SPONSORSHIP | PATROCINIO
VOLUNTEER & DONATE NOW
DIAMANTE JONES | pronouns: he, him, his     

Currently enrolled in Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, Diamante is our 2017 Scholarship Recipient.
" I want to pursue a career in fashion, I feel deep within my heart that I have a passion for fashion and I would keep
pursuing it. Over the years I have got involved with volunteering not only as a model but also as a style assistant, helping
me  finding my true passion. I love fashion because it is like an extension of my personality and what kind of mood I'm in.
Fashion is my form of self-expression through the use of clothes. Fashion is one of the art forms that you live your life in.
Not everyone likes poetry, not everyone likes paintings, but fashion is one of the art forms which everyone in the world
takes part in. Our choice of clothes represent our inner desires and emotions which we want to show,  and it is as
diverse as each persons DNA"  
F. JOUSEPH SLIBA | pronouns: he, him, his |  

F. Jouseph Sliba is Lebanese/Colombian and grew up in New York. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Fashion
Merchandising from LIM College in New York City and worked 10 years in luxury retail management. Now he works
at Nova Southeastern University helping students with financial aid issues. Jouseph is also a College Student
Affairs graduate student. After graduation, he would like to continue working in higher education. His goal is to help
LGBTQ students reach their full potential and strengthen the relationship between LGBTQ students and allies.  

Sliba also volunteers with other organizations in South Florida. He enjoys supporting the community and helping
the LGBTQ youth. On his free time, he likes to train for Crossfit and enjoys the art and music scene in South
Florida.  
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TITLE SPONSOR | $ 5,000. – Exclusive
• Lead name & Logo listed on all Ads, Promos & Press Releases.
• Listing on website with weblink.
• 6 Social Media promos with name & logo.
• 2 tables at event.
• 10 VIP tickets to event.
• 4 banner placement opportunities at event.
• Placement of promo materials in Gift Bags
• Donation is tax deductible to the extent of the Law.

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR | $ 2,500.
• Name & Logo listed on Ads, Promos & Press Releases.
• Listing on website with weblink.
• 4 Social Media Promos with name & logo.
• 1 table at event.
• 5 VIP tickets to event.
• 2 banner placement opportunities at event.
• Placement of promo materials in Gift Bags
• Donation is tax deductible to the extent of the Law.

SUPPORTING SPONSOR | $ 1,000.
• Logo listed on select Ads, Web & Promos.
• Listing on website with weblink.
• 2 Social Media Promos with name & logo.
• 1 table at event.
• 2 VIP tickets to event.
• Placement of promo materials in Gift Bags
• Donation is tax deductible to the extent of the Law.


MEDIA SPONSORS
Proposals & value considered, based on presentation & value.



$10,000. +
Scholarship Presented By recognition, co-host at our Scholarship
Reception & VIP at our LEGENDS BALL Gala.


$5,000.
Name & logo recognition as a donor, and participation in our
Scholarship Reception.







ELIGIBILITY
- You must be a resident of the U.S.        
- Submit a completed and signed application.  
- Recent photo or digital photo in jpg, gif, or bmp format, and a
scan of Driver’s License/State Issued ID.  
- Most recent academic transcript to be sent by the school by e-
mail or by mail.
- At least two and no more than three letters of recommendation,
including references to your academic work.
- Scholarship recipients will be invited to serve a 12 month Junior
Board member position at UC|CU, to foster & encourage
Community Service, Leadership & involvement – ongoing.
- Winning applicants are awarded up to a $2,500. scholarship for
tuition expenses related to Design, the Arts or Education, paid
directly to the school. Scholarship applications are available every
January, and awards are announced in March.





TITLE SPONSOR | $ 10,000. – Exclusive
• Lead name & Logo listed on all Ads, Promos & Press Releases.
• Listing on website with weblink.
• 6 Social Media promos with name & logo.
• 2 tables at event.
• 10 VIP tickets to event.
• 4 banner placement opportunities at event.
• Placement of promo materials in Gift Bags
• Donation is tax deductible to the extent of the Law.

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR | $ 5,000.
• Name & Logo listed on Ads, Promos & Press Releases.
• Listing on website with weblink.
• 4 Social Media Promos with name & logo.
• 1 table at event.
• 5 VIP tickets to event.
• 2 banner placement opportunities at event.
• Placement of promo materials in Gift Bags
• Donation is tax deductible to the extent of the Law.

SUPPORTING SPONSOR | $ 2,500.
• Logo listed on select Ads, Web & Promos.
• Listing on website with weblink.
• 2 Social Media Promos with name & logo.
• 1 table at event.
• 2 VIP tickets to event.
• Placement of promo materials in Gift Bags
• Donation is tax deductible to the extent of the Law.

MEDIA SPONSORS
Proposals & value considered, based on presentation & value.





TITLE SPONSOR | $ 10,000. – Exclusive
• Lead name & Logo listed on all Ads, Promos & Press Releases
(…PRESENTED BY).
• Listing on website with weblink.
• 6 Social Media promos with name & logo.
• 2 VIP tables at event.
• 10 VIP tickets to event.
• 4 banner placement opportunities at event.
• Placement of promo materials in Gift Bags
• Donation is tax deductible to the extent of the Law.

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR | $ 5,000.
• Name & Logo listed on Ads, Promos & Press Releases.
• Listing on website with weblink.
• 4 Social Media Promos with name & logo.
• 1 VIP table at event.
• 5 VIP tickets to event.
• 2 banner placement opportunities at event.
• Placement of promo materials in Gift Bags
• Donation is tax deductible to the extent of the Law.

SUPPORTING SPONSOR | $ 2,500.
• Logo listed on select Ads, Web & Promos.
• Listing on website with weblink.
• 2 Social Media Promos with name & logo.
• 2 VIP tickets to event.
• Placement of promo materials in Gift Bags
• Donation is tax deductible to the extent of the Law.

MEDIA SPONSORS
Proposals & value considered, based on presentation & value.





PRESENTING SPONSOR | $35,000   
• “Presented by” on all media (Celebrate ORGULLO, Presented
by…)
• 6 VIP tickets to LEGENDS BALL Gala        
• 4 tickets to VERSOS Y VINOS WRITERS’ SALONS | Writer’s
Salon & Private Lunch with the author.
• 4 VIP tickets to DINNER & A (GAY) MOVIE NIGHT  
• 4 VIP tickets to ARTISTS STUDIOS Traveling Parties & private
meeting with the artists.
• Logo on all media, Logo with hyperlink on website & Logo with
hyperlink on social media

ORO|GOLD | $25,000                    
• 4 VIP tickets to LEGENDS BALL Gala        
• 2 tickets to VERSOS Y VINOS WRITERS’ SALONS | Writer’s
Salon & Private Lunch with the author.
• 4 VIP tickets to DINNER & A (GAY) MOVIE NIGHT  
• 2 VIP tickets to ARTISTS STUDIOS Traveling Parties & private
meeting with the artists.
• Logo on all media, Logo with hyperlink on website & Logo with
hyperlink on social media

PLATA|SILVER  |  $20,000               
• 2 VIP tickets to LEGENDS BALL Gala        
• 2 tickets to VERSOS Y VINOS WRITERS’ SALONS | Writer’s
Salon & Private Lunch with the author.
• 4 VIP tickets to DINNER & A (GAY) MOVIE NIGHT  
• 2 VIP tickets to ARTISTS STUDIOS Traveling Parties & private
meeting with the artists.
• Logo on all media, Logo with hyperlink on website & Logo with
hyperlink on social media

BRONCE|BRONZE - $10,000         
• 2 tickets to LEGENDS BALL Gala        
• Logo on all media, Logo with hyperlink on website & Logo with
hyperlink on social media
• 2 VIP tickets to ARTISTS STUDIOS Traveling Parties & private
meeting with the artists
ELEVATE... A Day of Being NICER.

We are thrilled to bring ELEVATE to Wynwood for 2018!
With a multitude of Workshops, Tools & Inspirations for being
NICER, ELEVATE provides an assortment of 45 min. segments
with life coaches, nutritionists, yoga instructors, local artists &
jewelry makers and more. Being NICER to your Mind, Body,
Soul, Planet & Others – THIS is ELEVATE.
We are proud to partner with Care Resource, Starbucks, Urban
Habitat, the Miami Foundation and more.

ELEVATE is Sunday, February 4, 2018          
$20 PER PERSON.                                              
Estimated total attendance: 300
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¡Estamos encantados de traer ELEVATE a Wynwood para 2018!
Con una multitud de talleres, herramientas e inspiraciones
para ser mas AMABLE, ELEVATE ofrece un surtido de
segmentos de 45 min. con entrenadores de vida, nutricionistas,
instructores de yoga, artistas locales,  fabricantes de joyas y
mucho más. Ser MÁS AMABLE a su mente, cuerpo, alma,
planeta y otros - ESTO ES ELEVATE.
Estamos orgullosos de asociarnos con Care Resource,
Starbucks, Urban Habitat, Miami Foundation y más.

ELEVATE es domingo, 4 de febrero de 2018.
$ 20 POR PERSONA.                                  
Estimación de la asistencia total: 300






LGBT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

With the goals of Leading & Empowering the LGBT community,
UC|CU is proud to continue the legacy of the Whispering Angels
Foundation with the UC|CU Anita Priest Memorial LGBT
SCHOLARSHIP founded by Sandra Holiday in honor of her late
partner, a legacy program that provides a scholarship for the
LGBT community to advance their education in the areas of the
Arts, Design & Education. This year we have also secured a
partnership with Beauty Schools of America to provide full
scholarships in various fields of Cosmetology.         
So far for 2017, we have given out over $50,000 in scholarships.
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Con los objetivos de Liderazgo y Empoderamiento de la
comunidad LGBT, UC|CU se enorgullece en continuar con el
legado de la Fundación Whispering Angels fundada pro Sandar
Holiday en memoria de su compañera, la reconocida
diseñadora de interiores Anita Priest, el programa de becas
conmemorativas Anita Priest Memorial LGBT SCHOLARSHIP
ofrece becas para la comunidad LGBT para avanzar en su
educación en las áreas de la Artes, Diseño y Educación. Este
año hemos agregado una asociación con Beauty Schools of
America para proporcionar becas completas en varios campos
de la Cosmetología.
Hsta ahora, hemos presentado mas de $50,000 en becas en el
2017.








TRANSART

Showcasing the Talent, Vision and Possibilities within the
transgender Community, the 3rd annual TRANSART will bring
together a collection of talents, individuals & artistic genres to
create awareness, nurture aspiring artists and enlighten the
general population about the many layers of this community.
TRANSART is presented in partnership with the BETSY South
Beach, Trans Miami, Trans Justice Funding Project, Miami
Dade College – Wolfson & Tuyo restaurant, Gaythering Hotel,
Reading Queer, Stonewall Museum & Archives and more, June
8-11, 2017.         

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE.                                      
Estimated total attendance: 300
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Presentando el talento, la visión y las posibilidades dentro
de la comunidad transgénero, el 3er anual TRANSART reunirá
una colección de talentos, individuos y géneros artísticos para
crear conciencia, nutrir artistas aspirantes e iluminar a la
población en general sobre las muchas capas de esta
comunidad.
TRANSART se presenta en asociación con BETSY South
Beach, Trans Miami, Trans Justice Funding Project, Miami
Dade College - Wolfson y Tuyo Restaurante, Gaythering Hotel,
Reading Queer, Stonewall Museum & Archives y más, del 8 al
11 de junio de 2017.

TODOS LOS EVENTOS SON GRATUITOS.   
Estimación de la asistencia total: 300




LEGENDS HONORS

Celebrating Greatness in our Community.        
Since 2009, UC|CU has produced LEADERS, LEGENDS &
LOVELIES Ball. It is about celebrating the good, positive &
outstanding within our community, and how we can inspire
others to be proud of whom they are. Each year we honor
outstanding community leaders with our LEGENDS MEDAL at
the event.  The Ball is also our crowning event to Celebrate
ORGULLO Hispanic PRIDE Month of events.   

October 2017   7-11pm.         
Expected attendance is 200+. LGBT friendly, conscious & loyal
allies. $100.
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Celebrando la grandeza en nuestra comunidad.
Desde 2009, UC | CU ha producido LEADERS, LEGENDS &
LOVELIES Ball (Gala). Se trata de celebrar lo bueno, lo positivo
y lo destacado dentro de nuestra comunidad, y cómo podemos
inspirar a otros a estar orgullosos de quienes son. Cada año
honramos a líderes destacados de la comunidad con nuestra
MEDALLA DE LEYENDAS en el evento. & la Gala es también
nuestro evento culminante para celebrar
Celebrate ORGULLO
Hispanic PRIDE Month of events
.

Octubre 2017             7-11pm.
La asistencia esperada es de 200+. LGBT amigable,
consciente y leales aliados. $ 100.







Celebrate ORGULLO Festival

Entering our seventh year, Celebrate ORGULLO continues to
bring quality events, artists, performances & programming to
Miami’s first Hispanic LGBT Pride festival.
Kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month, Celebrate ORGULLO
offers 15 days of events, including our LEGENDS Awards Gala
– honoring leaders in our community; a live Jazz series;
International authors’ salons; Artists Showcase, ballet & theatre
events; and our popular Artist’s Studios Bus Tours, with
celebrity hostesses on board. This year we will expand the tours
to 3 destinations – Bird Road Arts District, North Miami Arts
District & Little Havana… and all culminating in Little Haiti at
Fountainhead Studios for a festival of food, live music,
performances, 30+ artist studios and more!      
                  
MOST EVENTS ARE FREE.                                
Estimated total attendance: 6,500
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Comensando nuestro séptimo año, Celebramos ORGULLO
continúa trayendo eventos de calidad, artistas, actuaciones y
programación al primer festival Hispano LGBT Orgullo de
Miami.
Comenzando el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, Celebrate
ORGULLO ofrece 15 días de eventos, incluyendo nuestra Gala
de Premios LEGENDS; Una serie de Jazz en vivo; Salones de
autores internacionales; Artistas Showcase, ballet y eventos de
teatro; Y nuestro popular tour de autobuses de Estudios de
Artistas, con azafatas de celebridades a bordo. Este año
ampliamos los tours a 3 destinos - Distrito de Artes de Bird
Road, Distrito de Artes de Miami y La Pequeña Habana ... y todo
culminando en Little Haiti en Fountainhead Studios para un
festival de comida, música en vivo, actuaciones, más de 30
estudios de artistas y más!

LA MAYORÍA DE LOS EVENTOS SON GRATUITOS.  
Estimación de la asistencia total: 6.500
SPONSORSHIPS
PATROCINIOS
UC|CU COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP SPONSOR | $60,000
•        Exclusive name & logo listing on events & programs for 12 months, including: Celebrate ORGULLO, LEGENDS Ball, ELEVATE, UC|CU PRIDE Float, TRANSART
 & LGBT Scholarship Program (…PRESENTED BY).
•        VIP tickets & Priority Entrance to all UC|CU Events.
•        Weblinks & regular e-blasts.

UC|CU COMMUNITY PILLAR SPONSOR | $30,000
•        Name & logo listing on events & programs for 12 months of 4 events of your choice: Celebrate ORGULLO, LEGENDS Ball & UC|CU PRIDE Float, ELEVATE, TRANSART
 and the LGBT Scholarship Program (…SPONSORED BY).
•        Preferred List on all tickets & Events.
•        Weblinks & regular e-blasts.

UC|CU COMMUNITY PARTER SPONSOR | $10,000
•        Name listing on events & programs for 12 months of 2 events of your choice: LEGENDS Ball, ELEVATE, and the LGBT Scholarship Program (…IN PARTNERSHIP WITH).
•        Priority List on select tickets & Events.
•        Weblinks & regular e-blasts.

CONTACT Herb Sosa for Sponsorship Opportunities 786-271-6982 herb@unitycoalition.org
EVERY PENNY.
Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida, Inc. is a Florida registered 501C3 non-profit organization.
We have proudly been serving the South Florida Latinx|Hispanic|LGBTQ community since 2002, advocating for Equality, Education &
Fairness.

UC|CU | WORKSHOPS, TRAININGS & OUTREACH

Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida (UC|CU) produces various programs throughout the year, including an LGBT VIRTUAL RESOURCE CENTER, providing local, national &
international resources for LGBT & LGBT-friendly needs, such as legal counsel, immigration & binational issues, marriage, adoption, counseling, youth, family, female & senior
groups, LGBT Centers around the globe, and much more. We offer a variety of regularly scheduled WORKSHOPS, TRAININGS and COMMUNITY BUILDING PROGRAMS
throughout the year, as well as customized programs for corporations, community groups & educational institutions.

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We are proud to be CERTIFIED by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling.

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UNITY COALITION|COALICION UNIDA  has complied with the registration requirements of Chapter 496, Florida Statutes, the Solicitation of Contributions Act.  
Every charitable organization or sponsor which is required to register under s. 496.405 must conspicuously display the registration number issued by the Department and in
capital letters the following statement on every printed solicitation, written confirmation, receipt, or reminder of a contribution:

UNITY COALITION/COALICION UNIDA, INC.                  REGISTRATION#:      CH43393                       EXPIRATION DATE:  March 24, 2018

"A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE
(800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE.   REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE."
















WHAT UC|CU DID IN 2016 WITH EVERY PENNY RECEIVED…
QUE HIZO UC|CU CON CADA CENTAVO RECIBIDO EN 2016...


ASSISTED | 450+ people to much needed healthcare, housing & legal assistance.

AWARDED | 5k for LGBT College Scholarship programs in the Arts, Design & Education.

SHOWCASED | 80+ artists, writers, dancers, performers & community leaders in year round programming.

PRODUCED | ELEVATE Workshops - a Day of Being Nicer, TRANSART Conference, TransLives Project documentary & 13 personal account videos on Transgender community,
LGBT College Scholarship Fund, State of Hate Workshop, Post-Election Angst Workshop, Community Resources Online Center, New Year’s Eve Gala, A Wider Bridge Israeli
Youth Workshop, Breakfast Salon with Robert Gant, LEGENDS Ball & Honors, and month-long Celebrate ORGULLO Festival…over 50 days of Community Programming in 2016.

PARTICIPATED IN | Sewell Park & Miami River Clean-Up Day, AIDS Walk Miami, TransCon, Miami Beach Gay Pride, MiFo Film Festival, Orlando United & PRIDE Collective
program.

PARTNERED WITH | the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Bacardi, BAILO Nightclub, City of Miami, Consulate General of Britain, Consulate General of Israel, CP Productions, The
BETSY South Beach, Barry University, Care Resource, Creation Ballet, Florida International University (FIU), Fountainhead Studios, Hiro Sake, Hispanic Cultural Arts Center,
HRC, The Hub @ LGBT Visitor Center, Jackson Health, Ma’avarium (Passageways-Israel), Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach Police Dept., Miami Beach Community
Church, Miami Center for Architecture & Design (MCAD), Miami Dade College, Miami Herald, Mifo Film Festival, Pridelines, MiraTV, NBC6Telemundo, Pride Center at Wilton
Manors, QUEST Workspaces, SCORE Nightclub, Soul Sisters, St Johns on the Lake, Stonewall Museum & Archives, Starbucks, Story Corps, SunServe, University of Miami,
Whispering Angels Foundation & more, to produce programming & services.

Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida, Inc. is a Florida registered 501C3 non-profit organization. We have proudly been serving the South Florida Latino|Hispanic|LGBTQ community
since 2002, advocating for Equality, Education & Fairness.

We are fully staffed & managed by volunteer professionals. Our offices are donated space by Quest Workspaces. Imagine HOW MUCH MORE we can serve our community –
with YOUR HELP.
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FEB. 4, 2018
Miami
JUNE 7-10, 2018
Miami | Miami Beach
Wilton Manors
OCT 1 - OCT. 15, 2017
HISPANIC LGBT PRIDE
LGBT SCHOLARSHIPS
for the ARTS,
COSMETOLOGY,
DESIGN & EDUCATION
.
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COMMUNITY RESOURCES
RECURSOS COMUNITARIOS

LGBT AFFIRMING FAITH CENTERS
CENTROS ESPIRITUALES

WORKSHOPS | TALLERES  

LEADERS, LEGENDS & LOVELIES
Awards & Gala


TRANSGENDER RESOURCES
RECURSOS COMUNITARIOS

TRANS MIAMI

TRANS TECH HUB | Miami
LEADERSHIP | LIDERAZGO