At Junior Achievement’s 2016 Business Hall of Fame Awards on April 19, 2016, Alan Goldberg, President of Diversified Companies and Trustee of the Leo Goodwin Foundation, was honored with the Melissa Aiello Character Award for the unique and selfless qualities he possesses. Alan is a community leader, he believes strongly in giving back and is an extremely caring and dedicated humanitarian.
Alan is well-known for his commitment to volunteerism and has devoted his time and resources to helping those in the community. In addition to his ongoing efforts to support Junior Achievement, he is also a strong supporter of United Way, Women In Distress, Hands On Broward, as well as countless other charitable organizations. In addition, Alan serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County and the American Diabetes Association.
This high-profile event honored community leaders who have been held to a standard that many may never achieve. The evening began with a warm greeting by young, precocious students from various Broward County schools. Once you entered Junior Achievement, guests had the opportunity to stroll through the halls where they had the pleasure of seeing images of the many past and present Hall of Fame honorees.
In order to become a distinguished Laureate in the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, an individual’s record of business achievement must demonstrate business excellence, vision and innovation, inspiring, courageous leadership, and community responsibility. Laureates are chosen by previous honorees; a group of peers that live the values inherent to the free enterprise system and serve as excellent role models for our young people.
The Laureates that were honored this year included James and Cathy Donnelly from The Castle Group, Ramola Motwani from Merrimac Ventures, David Schulman from MassMutual, and Jordan Zimmerman from Zimmerman Advertising. In addition, Wayne and Marti Huizenga received the prestigious and well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award for the tireless efforts to support Junior Achievement.
This was a wonderful evening that was attended by the who’s who of Broward County, included great food in a perfect setting and culminated with moving presentations honoring the 2016 Business Hall of Fame recipients. The event generated more than $50,000 in contributions to Junior Achievement of South Florida.