Award Winners

An archive of FACE Excellence Award Winners

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Carlos Alvarez, Esq.

2019

Professional and Sports Excellence Award 

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Jorge Mas Santos

2018

Business Excellence Award

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Benjamin Leon, Jr.

2017

Entreprenurial Excellence Award

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Carlos Migoya

2015

Public Service Excellence Award

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Carlos Alberto Montaner

2004

Journalism Excellence Award

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Dr. Virgilio Beato

2004

Medicine

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Ana Rosa Nuñez, Posthumously

2000

Cultural Heritage

Cuban Heritage Collection, UM

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Sirio del Castillo

2000

Director's Award

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Marcel Martinez

2000

Special Award

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Sister Jeanne O'Laughlin

2000

Appreciation

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George Feldenkreis

1999

Entrepreneurship

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Jennifer Rodriguez

1999

Sports

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Joe Cardona

1998

Visual Arts

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Livan Hernandez

1998

Sports

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Cristina Saralegui

1998

Performing Arts: Television

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Netor Carbonell-Arellano

1997

Special Award

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Adolfo Fanjul

1997

Business

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Julio Larraz

1997

Fine Arts

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Madeline Albright

1997

Special Appreciation Award

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Council for Cuban Detainees

1996

Humanitarianism

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Guantánamo Refugee Assistance and Service Program

1996

Humanitarianism

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Gustavo Perez-Firmat

1996

Special Award

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Amaya Altuna de Sanzhez, Ph.D.

1994

Appreciation Award

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Pedro José Greer, M.D.

1994

Pro-Bono

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Jose Basulto

1994

Humanitarianism

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Manuel Carbonel

1991

Visual Arts: Sculpture

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Guillermo Martinez-Marquez

1991

Journalism

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Martika

1991

Special Award

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Frank Calzon

1990

Human Rights

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Carlos Marquez-Sterling

1990

History

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Andres Valerio

1990

Visual Arts

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Lourdes Aguila

1989

Humanitarian

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Leslie P. Pantin, Sr.

1989

Civic Activities

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Mary Joe Fernandez

1989

Special Award

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Cuban Exodus Relief Fund of the

Cuban American National Foundation

1988

Civic Activities

Polita Grau Aguero and Ramon Grau Alsina

Polita Grau de Agüero &

Ramon Grau Alsina

1988

Human Rights

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Gina Pellón

1988

Plastic Arts

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Andy Garcia

1988

Special Award

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Bishop Agustin Roman

1988

Directors' Award

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César L. Álvarez, Esq

2019

Business and Professional Excellence Award

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Cesar Pizarro

2018

Director's Award

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Felipe Valls, Sr.

2017

Business Excellence Award

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Armando Codina

2004

Business Excellence Award

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Soledad O'Brien

2004

Journalism

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Rosa Abella

2000

Cultural Heritage

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Lesbia Orta Varona

2000

Cultural Heritage

Cuban Heritage Collection, UM

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Aurelio de la Vega

2000

Music

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Rosendo Rosell

2000

Entertainment

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Catholic Relief/CARITAS

1999

Humanitarianism

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Leopolod Fernández Pujals

1999

Business

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Teresa Maria Rojas

1999

Performing Arts - Theater

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Nat Chediak

1998

Film

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Israel López (Cachao)

1998

Music

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Monsignor Emilio Vallina

1998

Humanitarianism

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Willy Chirino

1997

Music

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Ariel Hidalgo & Teté Machado

1997

Human Rights

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Dr. Modesto Maidique

1997

Directors' Award in Education

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Sebastián Arcos Bergnes

1996

Human Rights

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Elena Diaz-Verson Amos

1996

Altruism

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Manuel A. Herran

1996

Business

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Arturo Sandoval

1996

Music

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Delia Fiallo

1994

Scriptwriting

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Luis V. Manrara

1994

Civic Awareness

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Guillermo Alvarez Guedes

1991

Performing Arts

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Cynthia Cidre

1991

Screenwriting

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Humberto Medrano

1991

Human Rights

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United States Coast Guard

1991

Appreciation Award

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Andres Duany

1990

Urban Planning

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Segismundo Pares

1990

Public Service

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Alex Fernandez

1990

Special Award

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Centro de Derechos Humanos (CEDEHU)

1989

Human Rights

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Herminio Portell-Vila

1989

Literature

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Joaquin Blaya

1989

Appreciation Award

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Oscar B. Cintas

1988

Philanthropy

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Mother Margarita Miranda, R.S.C.G

1988

Humanitarianism

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Mario Ernesto Sanchez

1988

Performing Arts: Theatre

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Leon Kellner

1988

Friendship Award

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Nestor Almendros

1988

Film Award

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Miguel “Mike" B. Fernández

2019

Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

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Gus Machado

2018

Entreprenurial Excellence Award

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Alex Villoch

2015

Business Excellence Award

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Lian Fanjul de Azqueta

2004

Performing Arts Excellence Award

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Terea A. Zubizarreta

2004

Director's Award

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Esperanza de Varona

2000

Cultural Heritage

Cuban Heritage Collection, UM

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Emilio Cueto

2000

National Patrimony

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Orlando G. Esteva

2000

Poetry

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Carlos Saladrigas

2000

Entrepreneurship

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Gloria Estefan

1999

Music

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Harold Koh

1999

Appreciation

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Sam Verdeja 

1999

Director's Award

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Roberto Goizueta (Posthumous)

1998

Business

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Jorge Mas Canosa

1998

Director's Award (Posthumous)

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Bob Vila

1998

Special Award

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Jose Diaz-Balart

1997

Journalism

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Leon Ichaso

1997

Visual Arts