In recognition of his commitment to creating space in Orlando to celebrate world-class art, Downtown CREDO is pleased to extend the CREDO Conduit Impact Award to Benoit Glazer. This award is given in recognition of individuals or initiatives that showcase the valuable creative endeavors of our city and the world. In doing so, they inspire people to live with meaning and help build community. Mr. Glazer’s tireless effort to establish, fund, organize, and curate the Timucua White House has affected the cultural landscape of Orlando. His commitment to see art and music in Orlando grow is one CREDO resonates with, and we are honored to recognize him for it.
In recognition of his commitment to fighting hunger and poverty by leveraging Second Harvest’s reach into restaurant culture through the Darden Foundation Community Kitchen, Downtown CREDO is pleased to extend the CREDO Coffee Impact Award to David Krepcho. Each year this award is given to an individual or initiative working thoughtfully in the food sector with an awareness of the value in living with meaning, impact and community. His commitment to provide a stable and consistent source of food to the food banks of Central Florida while at the same time thoughtfully addressing poverty and joblessness is admirable. From our perspective it looks like a decision to reject apathy at not only hunger, but also its causes. The combination of generosity and ingenuity to find sustainable and honest ways to impact Orlando is one with which CREDO resonates.
In recognition of his commitment to thoughtful, human centric development in Orlando’s historic neighborhoods, Downtown CREDO is pleased to extend the CREDO Rally Impact Award to Eddy Moratin. This award is given each year to an individual or initiative attacking social problems with dedication, resiliency and efficacy. In doing so, they call people around them to lives of deeper meaning and impact. The strategy and goals of LIFT Orlando are truly admirable. Their dream of honest, sustainable development is one with which CREDO strongly resonates. LIFT has such a broad and deep understanding of neighborhood revitalization that it ought to awaken hope in Orlando’s future on the west side of I-4. Their team is like none other, and they’ve already demonstrated ability beyond the norm.
Some time ago I read a book called Urban Tribes. It gave me hope. It felt like an affirmation. Like someone had gone ahead of me into cities bigger and more complex than mine. The book was their reconnaissance report: the pull toward meaningful community is real, it’s stronger than buildings and masses of anonymousContinue reading »