You Are Here: Home » Local News » Philanthropist and Florida Lottery Winner Honored by Broward County Commission

Philanthropist and Florida Lottery Winner Honored by Broward County Commission

­­Friends and family join Broward Commissioners to celebrate Miguel Pilgram Day­­February 8, 2018 .

­­Friends and family join Broward Commissioners to celebrate Miguel Pilgram Day ­­February 8, 2018 .

Philanthropist and Florida Lottery Winner Honored by Broward County Commission

Submitted by Kimberly Maroe

      BROWARD COUNTY, FL -Coral Springs resident and Florida lottery winner Miguel Pilgram garnered quite a bit of media attention this week when he was recognized by the Broward County Commission for his philanthropy and ongoing efforts to improve local neighborhoods.  ­­

“Giving to the community, learning from the community, using your resources, not just financial resources, your experience as well. That’s how you give back to the community: service to others, because you’re also serving yourself,” said Pilgram. ­­

Pilgram picked the winning numbers in the Florida Lottery in April 2010 and chose a one-time, lump sum payment for his winnings in the amount of $29 million. He routinely volunteers at local organizations including the Boys & Girls Club, United Way and the Pace Center for Girls. He’s also invested in efforts to improve the Sistrunk Boulevard Corridor, which runs east and west through some poorer communities earmarked for economic development. ­­

Commissioners presented Pilgram with a proclamation declaring Tuesday, February 6th as “Miguel Pilgram Day” in Broward County. ”It always a-mazes me to get an award or a proclamation for doing what I think you’re supposed to do,” Pilgram said.­­

Pilgram is a military veteran who served in the United States Navy during Operation Desert Storm.  He later founded the Pilgram Group specializing in the renovation of commercial, residential and maritime properties in Broward County. ­­                                                                              For more information on the Broward County Commission follow us on Facebook and Twitter.   ­

 

Be Sociable, Share!

    Leave a Comment

    Scroll to top