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Edelson, Bob

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Scheinbaum, David

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David Scheinbaum is a photographer, educator and art dealer originally from Brooklyn, New York. Scheinbaum’s photographic subjects include many aspects of nature, culture human creativity, racism, politics, the wonders of the natural world, immigration and the American Dream. His grandfather’s story as an immigrant inspired his photography on retired Eastern European Jews in Florida. Scheinbaum has lived in New Mexico since 1978. He has taught at Santa Fe University for over 35 years and is former Director/Chair of the Photography Department and the Marion Center for Photographic Arts at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and Professor Emeritus, College of Santa Fe.

Mr. Scheinbaum worked with the preeminent photo historian Beaumont Newhall from 1978 until Newhall's death in 1993 and continues as co-executor of his estate. With his wife, Janet Russek, he operates Scheinbaum & Russek Ltd, private fine art photography dealers and consultants in Santa Fe, New Mexico and exclusively represents the estate of Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, and Eliot Porter.
In 2019 David Scheinbaum was appointed as a commissioner to the Arts Commission of Santa Fe. He has been the recipient of both the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, 2010, and the Santa Fe Art’s Commission’s Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, 2001. Scheinbaum has exhibited internationally, and is represented in numerous museum collections.

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Eunice Watson Liberty is a pioneer who introduced African American history in the Dade school district's regular curriculum. She produced an alternative debutante ball for young black women and their male escorts who weren't from moneyed families to mark their arrival into responsible society. She has worked for Haitian children and to create a halfway house for women in distress. At 92, she still votes and was active in campaigning for William Lehman, Claude Pepper and Maurice Ferre. She taught in Dade public schools for 42 years until retiring in 1969.

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Phoebe Morse is a legend in Dade's philanthropy circles. For decades she has raised millions of dollars for a host of charitable causes that range from castaway pets to children with AIDS. She made the Dade Humane Society into one of the best such groups in the nation. The Children's Home Society awarded her the Child Advocate of the Year for raising the money to build a daycare for children with AIDS. She has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for juvenile delinquents to be reformed through the ICARE program in South Dade. Morse was one of the early career women. She was one of the first women in the country to have her own radio program in the l930s. Since moving to South Florida, she has dedicated herself to volunteer work for more than six decades.

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Marge Pearlson, an outstanding educator, has led efforts to develop community education across Florida as well as Dade and Florida Atlantic University. She has been Florida's International Ambassador for Community Education. She has been recognized for her efforts by the National Community Education Association. She changed the course of schooling in Dade. When the school board considered moving away from using schools for the entire community, she was able to mobilize a campaign that ultimately kept schools open for adults as well as children.

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Liz Balmaseda is a nationally acclaimed columnist for The Miami Herald. Her columns explore the political, social, and cultural threads that run through Miami Dade County's diverse communities. In our great cosmopolitan South Florida, her voice is set against the provocative landscape of Miami's political passions, tourists, refugees, and celebrities. After a varied career in journalism, both with The Miami Herald and with other news organizations, Liz won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1993 for her columns on Cuban American and Haitian issues. Her writings have also earned her many other prestigious awards from a variety of organizations. She also lectures nationally and has appeared on several television shows and documentaries. Liz is a Woman of Impact who very often speaks for those without a voice in South Florida.

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Dr. Toni Margulies has devoted 25 years to the encouragement of Miami-Dade County's diverse residents to unite as a community which is open and fair to all people. Dr. Margulies has risen through the education profession from classroom teacher to Assistant Vice President, Office of Equal Opportunity, Florida International University. An expert on affirmative action and discrimination law, she has served as a consultant to many agencies and institutions, made numerous presentations and served as an expert witness in court cases. Dr. Margulies' contributions to our community are crowned by her 22 years of volunteer work as a member of Dade County's Equal Opportunity Board. She has been repeatedly elected Chairperson of this Board for the past 19 years. She was a member of the Metro Miami Action Plan's Employment Task Force for five years and is a founding member of the Feminist Alternative. Dr. Margulies has been the recipient of the President's Award for Achievement and Excellence at F.I.U. and the Individual Achievement from the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies.

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Kay Sullivan is a woman who has overcome many obstacles on her road to success, and has broken down barriers for other women and for African-Americans. She is the first woman and the first African-American to serve as Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, and the first African-American to become chair of the Miami-Dade County Commission on the Status of Women. Kay is currently serving as Secretary of the National Association of Commissions for Women and she served as Chair of the 1996 Convention of the National Association of Commissions for Women held in Miami Beach. Kay is a graduate of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. Despite her busy schedule, Kay finds the time to give back to her school, counseling inmates through the Prison Ministry at Broward Correctional Institution for Women, and serving as a mentor and foster parent to a young woman who has, in part because of Kay's involvement, just started college.

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Cynthia W. Curry is Vice President for Business and Finance at Florida International University. She had previously been Assis­tant County Manager for Metropolitan Dade County, overseeing the Department of General Services Administration, the Department of Business and Economic Development, and five other departments or agencies. She has also served as Executive Assistant to the Deputy County Manager and to the interim County Manager. From 1991 to 1993 Ms. Curry served as President for the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. She is a member of the boards of directors for Chase Federal Bank, United Way of Dade County, YWCA Greater Miami, and the Zoological Society of Florida.

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