Real estate industry leader is acknowledged for efforts in making a difference in the local community
The Allen Morris Company is proud to announce that Chairman and CEO W. Allen Morris was recently presented with the Distinguished Citizen Award by the South Florida Council of Boy Scouts of America. The award recognizes leaders in South Florida who have made a substantial impact on the local community and its residents.
Numerous business and community leaders joined Morris and fellow honoree Mike Fernandez, chairman of MBF Healthcare Partners, for the Distinguished Citizen Awards Dinner on Jan. 21. Proceeds from the event benefited the South Florida Council’s scouting programs, which instill values and life skills to more than 40,000 youth.
“I love the Boy Scouts and every day of my life I use the lessons and embrace the values I learned as a scout myself. I carry a pocket knife because I believe I should always ‘be prepared.’ And as a camper I was taught, ‘Always leave a campsite better than you found it.’ That applies in life to an organization, a business or a community,” said Morris. “Having lived and worked in this community all of my life, I appreciate the South Florida Council’s ongoing efforts to educate and build character in the young people who will soon become our community’s leaders.”
Morris, who has earned acclaim as one of real estate’s most respected industry leaders, is intimately engaged with the South Florida community, serving in numerous civic and philanthropic capacities. He and his wife, June Elizabeth Thomson Morris, currently serve as chairs of VeritageMiami wine and food festival benefiting the United Way of Miami-Dade. Morris is also the president of two charitable foundations and an art museum.
About The Allen Morris Company:
The Allen Morris Company has developed over 80 projects and is one of the largest real estate firms in the Southeast U.S. specializing in commercial and multi-family residential development, leasing, property management, and brokerage. With offices in Miami, Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Jacksonville and Atlanta, The Allen Morris Company has served its business and investment clients for over 57 years. For more information, please visit www.allenmorris.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheAllenMorrisCompany or on Twitter @allenmorrisco.