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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 & CEO of Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida.  Sosa also is Pubisher|Editor-In-
chief of AMBIENTE Magazine
since 2003. Sosa brings over 25 years of corporate and not-for-profit leadership
experience in the community in the Arts, Retail Design & Management, Branding & Marketing, Historic Preservation,
and Equality issues.

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.
In 2009 Sosa
received a City Proclamation from Miami Beach – Herb Sosa Day - for his community work;  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
CEO, President & Founder

John O. Buckley
Vice President
Volunteer Director

Michael Gongora
Legal Counsel

Aryah Lester
Vice President
TransArt Program Director
TransTech Program Director

Jose Aybar
Millennial Programming

Morgan Mayfaire
Transgender Programming

Christopher Padron
Secretary
Video Production Coordinator

F. Jouseph Sliba
Volunteer Coordinator

Harold Sloan-Marrero
Treasurer
Elevate & Educational Coordinator



CONTACT OUR UC|CU BOARD at:
info@unitycoalition.org
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 | Sandra Holiday, Milan Rodriguez, Angela Salter, Hernan Valverde


2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Herb Sosa | President, Michael Gongora - Of Counsel, John O. Buckley, Aryah Lester, Jose Aybar, Morgan Mayfaire, Christopher Padron, F. Jouseph Sliba,
Harold Sloan-Marrero,
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Sandra Holiday, Milan Rodriguez,  Hernan Valverde
MILAN RODRIGUEZ  | pronouns: she, her, hers
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

Hernan Valverde
Vendor & Sponsor Coordinator












Celebrate ORGULLO
2017 Board of Advisors | Junta de Asesores

Herb Sosa
Aryah Lester
John Buckley
F. Jouseph Sliba
Rafael Canton
Hernan Valverde
CHRISTOPHER PADRON - Secretary | pronouns: he, him, his

Christopher Padron has been building his career as a creative artist in Filmmaking and TV production.

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 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.
MORGAN MAYFAIRE | pronouns: he, him, his

Dr. Morgan Mayfaire is a Jewish Trans man who was born in New York to a Cuban father and Dominican mother.
He earned a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Morgan has a
personal history of fighting for LGBTQ+ rights, starting as a young Feminist and a member of Act Up and the
Names Project. He is a passionate advocate for HIV prevention and treatment programs in South Florida, serving
on multiple advisory groups for the Florida Department of Health in Broward County. He was named one of the Out
50 by South Florida Gay News for 2017 for his role as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of TransSOCIAL, Inc.
Morgan and his wife, Ashley, founded TransSOCIAL to help build unity in the local Trans and LGBTQ+
communities. TransSOCIAL is providing name change and gender marker change assistance, LGBTQ+
competency training, and facilitating social and support groups for the Trans community. Morgan is also committed
to using his visibility as a multi-racial Trans man to educate others about the Trans experience.
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 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.                   
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 K
reations Accessories at Brickell City
Center
, 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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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
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, MARCH 23, 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 4th 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.

JJANUARY 18-21, 2018     

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 contnues 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 ORGULO
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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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:

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"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 Latinx|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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COMMUNITY RESOURCES
RECURSOS COMUNITARIOS

LGBT AFFIRMING FAITH CENTERS
CENTROS ESPIRITUALES

WORKSHOPS | TALLERES  

TRANSGENDER RESOURCES
RECURSOS COMUNITARIOS

TRANS MIAMI

TRANS TECH HUB | Miami
LEADERSHIP | LIDERAZGO
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MARCH 24, 2018
Miami
JANUARY 18-21, 2018
Miami | Miami Beach
Wilton Manors
OCT 1 - OCT. 15, 2017
HISPANIC LGBT PRIDE
LGBT SCHOLARSHIPS
for the ARTS,
COSMETOLOGY,
DESIGN & EDUCATION
EDUCATION | EDUCACIÓN
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).            
JOSE AYBAR | pronouns: he, him, his

Jose Aybar is a graduate of BAAM Bridge Prep Academy of Arts & Minds. Originally from the Dominican republic,
Aybar call Miami home, and attends Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, where he is a Music major.

Aybar is the president of MDC PRIDE, and LGBT leadership club, and spearheads College Campus Outreach &
Millennial Programming for UC|CU.