The Junior League of Tampa in partnership with WEDU PBS presents The Luminaries – an annual recognition program to showcase outstanding individuals, as exemplified by inspiring leadership, commitment to lasting community impact through advocacy, and achievement of prominence or distinction in a particular sphere.

This leadership award takes recognition a step further by vividly capturing and preserving the influential stories of the award recipients through the creation of a primetime WEDU PBS broadcast of The Luminaries documentary and a permanent collection of digital biographies and display at the Tampa Bay History Center.


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2016 Luminaries Award Honorees

Celia Ferman

Director Of Ferman Motor Car Company and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Volunteer and Board Of Directors Member


State Senator Arthenia Joyner

Senate Democratic Leader and Former National Bar Association President


Lincoln Tamayo

Head of School at Academy Prep Center of Tampa and Vice President of Center Operations for Academy Prep Foundation


The 2016 Luminaries will be presented at the annual award event on Friday, May 6, 2016.

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Watch the 2015 Luminaries special


Presented by
Made possible through the support of
Helios Education Foundation Tampa Bay History Center Tampa Bay Times TECO Energy
Blacklidge Northstar Bank Ferman