Heide and Jose Dans honored for exceptional commitment to the South Florida community

WOW MKTG Founder and President Jose “Pepe” Dans, and his wife, Heide Dans, were honored with the prestigious Trish & Dan Bell Community Empowerment Award by the nonprofit organization Branches for their exceptional commitment to the less fortunate in South Florida. Their dedication was highlighted during Branches’ Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala, a vibrant event celebrating Miami’s diverse Latin cultures on April 20, 2024. Named after philanthropic leaders Trish and Dan Bell, this esteemed award recognizes individuals who exemplify compassion, generosity, and a commitment to creating opportunities for all members of society.

Heide and Jose Dans, recognized as selfless philanthropists, serve on the Board of Directors for Chapman Partnership, the Dolphin Challenge Cancer and the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, demonstrating their deep-seated belief in supporting causes that improve the well-being of individuals and families in their community. Their tireless efforts include their involvement with Branches, an organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of generational poverty.

Heide and Jose were chosen for embodying attributes such as being guided by faith, serving all members of the community, fostering a sense of unity among neighbors, and inspiring philanthropy and community involvement. Pepe and Heide Dans join a distinguished list of past awardees, including leaders such as former Miami Herald publisher and children’s advocate David Lawrence Jr., Los Angeles Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, Miami Dade College President Emeritus Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón and Ana VeigaMilton and Cecil Milton of the Milton Foundation.

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