Spirit of Manatee


2019 Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.
Bradenton Area Convention Center

Special thanks to premier sponsor
Milestone Financial Group at Morgan Stanley 

This year’s Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon is about possibilities.

Each honoree has shown courage and resolve to do the hard work–making new buildings come to life that give under-served youth a chance to thrive, ensuring families that their children will have food on the table, educating residents and visitors about our environment, giving life to our community through the arts, and making higher education a reality for all people.

Each honoree has stood up to say “we can make a difference,” leading the way to support the quality of life that everyone in our community deserves and inspiring others to do the same.

Lifetime Spirit Award
Steve and Sara Bayard
Nominated by Manatee Performing Arts Center

Leadership Spirit Award
Caleb Grimes
Nominated by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County

Community Spirit Award
Dex Imaging
Nominated by Mote Marine Laboratory

Young Spirit Award
Mina Quesen
Nominated by UnidosNow

Charles Clapsaddle Community Spotlight Award
Luz Corcuera, Executive Director, UnidosNow

View past Spirit of Manatee Award Winners