Distinguished Honorees Join CHCI’s 35th Anniversary Awards Gala


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35th Anniversary Awards Gala

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As part of its 35th Anniversary Awards Gala, CHCI has invited all of its Highest Honors winners to attend the nation’s premier celebration of outstanding Latino achievement. 

Honoring CHCI’s past, present, and future, the following special guests have already confirmed their participation:

2012 Chair's Award-Dr. Q

Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa ("Dr. Q") 2012 Chair's Award

2012 Medallion of Excellence Lt. Col. Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch (ret.)

Lt. Col. Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch (ret.) – 2012 Medallion of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service

2012 HHM Medallion of Excellence George Lopez

George Lopez – 2012 Medallion of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service

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Arturo Sandoval 2010

Arturo Sandoval – 2010 Medallion of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service

Hon. Solomon P. Ortiz

The Honorable Solomón P. Ortiz – 2008 Chair’s Award

Hon. Jose Serrano (NY-16)

Rep. José Serrano – 2008 Chair’s Award

2012 35th Anniversary Gala-Celebrity Host Maria Elena Salinas

María Elena Salinas – 2006 Chair’s Award & 2012 Gala Celebrity Host

Delores Huerta

Dolores Huerta – 2004 Medallion of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service

Hon. Bill Richardson

The Honorable Bill Richardson
- 2003 Medallion of Excellence for Community Service

Clara Padilla Andrews

 The Honorable Clara Padilla Andrews - 1986 Distinguished Service Award

Robert Garcia

The Honorable and Mrs. Robert Garcia – 1985 Distinguished Service Award

In addition to past award recipients, the following distinguished guests have also confirmed their attendance:

CHCI Chair Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez Rep. Gregorio Sablan Texas Rep. Joaqiun Castro
The Honorable Hilda L. Solis,
Secretary of the Department of Labor
Rep. Linda T. Sánchez Texas Rep. Roberto R. Alonzo
The Honorable Shaun Donovan,
Secretary of the Department of
Housing & Urban Development
Rep. Loretta Sanchez  Colorado Rep. Crisanta Duran
Senator Robert Menendez Rep. Albio Sires
Texas Rep. Pete Gallegos
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Rep. Nydia Velázquez  Connecticut Rep. Minnie Gonzalez
The Honorable Ron Kirk, 
United States Trade Representative
Rep. Corrine Brown PR Rep. Brenda Lopez de Arraras
The Honorable Cecilia Munoz,
Director, White House
Domestic Policy Council
Rep. Judy Chu
Texas Rep. Jose Menendez
The Honorable Francisco Sanchez,
Under Secretary for International Trade,
U.S. Department of Commerce
Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver, III Arizona Rep. Catherine Miranda
Rep. Joe Baca Rep. John Dingell
Colorado Rep. Dan Pabon
Rep. Xavier Becerra Rep. Lloyd Doggett NJ Assemblywoman Anette Quijano
Rep. Jim Costa Rep. Donna Edwards Maryland Senator Victor Ramirez
Rep. Henry Cuellar Rep. Marcia L. Fudge PR Rep. Kimmey Raschke de Arraras
Rep. Raúl Grijalva Rep. Al Green Utah Senator Ross Romero
Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez Rep. Gene Green PR Senator Melinda Romero-Donnelly
Rep. Ben Ray Luján Rep. Martin Heinrich PR Senator Carmelo Ruis Santiago
Rep. Grace Flores Napolitano Rep. Sheila Jackson Arizona Rep. Macario Saldate
Rep. Ed Pastor Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Arizona Rep. Anna Tovar
Rep. Pedro Pierluisi Rep. Don Young Taboo, Black Eyed Peas
Rep. Silvestre Reyes CA Councilman Tony Cardenas  Actor Tony Plana
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard Texas Rep. Filemon Vela Director Robert Rodriguez 

Join these honorable guests and other Latino leaders, celebrities, and supporters for an evening that promotes a positive image of Latinos by showcasing the many impressive accomplishments of the Hispanic community, particularly in the areas of philanthropy, community service, and leadership.  CHCI's HHM Events remain our most important source of funding, so your participation is critical! All events support CHCI’s educational attainment and leadership development programs.

It will be a night you won’t want to miss!  Secure your table or ticket today for the nation’s largest Latino celebration on September 13 in Washington, D.C.

If your company would like to demonstrate its support of young Latinos during Hispanic Heritage Month, sponsorship opportunities are also available. Contact Gretchen Class at 202-548-5865 to pledge your commitment.