MIAMI – On Friday, February 23, at its third annual Black History Month Celebration, over 200 attendees and community leaders reveled in the festive atmosphere of the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts to honor David Wilson for his contributions to the development and realization of Carnival Center for the Performing Arts.
With his family present, David Wilson accepted the award of Firm Partner Star, presented in 2005, its inaugural year, to Ruth Shack and The Dade Community Foundation, and in 2006 to Dorothy Jenkins-Fields of The Black Archives of South Florida, for their ”contributions to uplifting all communities of African descent in Greater Miami”. David Wilson, president of Equifinancial LLC., in Miami, built a group of companies that provide investment strategy, insurance, pension, estate and tax planning, and real estate services to his scores of clients throughout the United States, including several prominent sports and entertainment figures and professionals. In addition to his professional achievements during the past 20 years, Wilson has also built a distinguished record of community leadership.
L-R Adrian Delancy, Michelle Delancy, Carole-Ann Taylor; David Wilson; Olivia Benson; Marlon Hill
”In continuing this Firm tradition, we are committed to acknowledging and honoring community leaders who demonstrate consistent leadership for the common good of African Diaspora communities in South Florida. David Wilson has been a very effective and unsung advocate for the interests of the black community in various forums in South Florida. His work related to the realization of Carnival Center demonstrates the power of one, as a part of a greater community effort,” stated Marlon A. Hill, partner, delancyhill.
“This celebration permitted us to highlight another community achievement and to thank our clients and firm partners for supporting our development. David is a very special honoree because he is truly and example of what can happen when we give our youth an opportunity to reach their real potential,” commented Olivia S. Benson, of Counsel partner of delancyhill.
Denise Mincey-Mills; Michael Hardy, President/CEO, Carnival Center
Those attending the celebration included Michael Hardy, President/CEO, Carnival Center; Parker Thomson, Chairman of the Board, Carnival Center; Carole-Ann Taylor, Board member Ricardo Allicock, Consul General of Jamaica; Gerald Greene, Consul General, Trinidad & Tobago; Donald Graham, U.S. District Court Judge; and Bill Diggs, President, Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce.
David Wilson; Parker D. Thomson, Chairman of Board, Carnival Center Trust
L-R Marlon Hill, Michelle Delancy, David Wilson
L-R Irvine Headley, Michelle Delancy, Marlon Hill, Lillian Headley
Reception partners include Miami Parking Authority, Circle of One Marketing, News/Talk 1080 AM, SouthFloridaCaribbeanNews.com, Bilmor Advertising with Specialties, Ego Records, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, and Jazz in The Gardens.