Individuals, companies and foundations were honored for their philanthropic work at Tampa Bay Business and Wealth’s Philanthropists of the Year Awards on November 7, at Armature Works, in Tampa.
In addition, Physician Rahul Mehra, founder and creator of Emotional Vaccines, was honored as TBBW’s recipient of the Philanthropists of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.
Presenting sponsors for the event were the Community Foundation Tampa Bay, Duke Energy, LMCU and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa. The event was sponsored by Valspar Championship | Copperheads and the ReliaQuest Bowl.
The Valspar Championship | Copperheads donated $10,000 to the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Mehra chose the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast and Tampa Bay for the recipient of the evening’s silent auction proceeds.
Here is the list of 2023 winners:
Ray Mohler Jr.
Founder, chairman and CEO
Little Saint Nick Foundation
Volunteer of the Year
Bryan Cameron Stern
Founder and CEO
Lazydays Employee Foundation
Bullard Family Foundation
Smaller category (0-499 employees)
SME Solutions Group
Larger category (500+ employees)
Real Estate Professional
Smith & Associates Real Estate
Rahul N. Mehra, M.D.
Founder and Creator of Emotional Vaccines
Emotional Vaccines/National Center for Performance Health