Steven Mariano has been chosen to be honored at this year’s Blacks’ Annual Gala. Mariano is the Chief Executive Officer of Patriot National Company and one of the top donors of the Gala. He supports multiple charities at the local and national level, like programs benefiting from this year’s gala, Teach for America and Breakthrough Miami. He is also the founder of Patriot Risk Services, a third party claims administrator specializing in worker’s compensation. Although this is the first time Mariano is honored at the Blacks’ Gala, he is no stranger to the gala circuit, as he has been the Chairman of the 2010 and 2011 Broward Heart Ball to benefit the American Heart Association. The Black’s Annual Gala will take place on October 25 this year, and will benefit non-profit programs with a focus on educational resources and programs for at risk youth. Take a look at last year’s event here.