Music Icon Marc Anthony to Receive 
2009 CHCI Chair's Lifetime Achievement Award
at 32nd Annual Awards Gala

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today announced Puerto Rican singer Marc Anthony as the recipient of the 2009 CHCI Chair's Award. Hon. Nydia Velazquez (NY-12), CHCI Chair, will honor Anthony, one of the most influential artists of his generation, with the prestigious "2009 CHCI Chair's Lifetime Achievement Award" at CHCI's 32nd Annual Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

Marc Anthony will be honored not only for his landmark achievements as an entertainer, but most importantly for bringing Latin music and culture into the mainstream and bringing honor and pride to the Hispanic American community. The five time Grammy winner is not only the biggest selling salsa singer of all time, but also an accomplished actor and producer.

Each year, the CHCI Annual Awards Gala is the hallmark event that launches Hispanic Heritage Month in Washington, D.C., and serves as the unifying event for the Hispanic American community. The Gala program each year is developed around a unifying theme that highlights CHCI, its mission and programs, the CHCI Medallion of Excellence honorees, and culminates with the grand finale presentation of the Chair's Award. This year's theme is Latinos Leading in the Arts. The 32nd Annual Awards Gala is hosted by CHCI's Legacy Partner, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

The Chair's Award is presented each year to an individual who has dedicated his or her public or private career to improving the lives of Hispanic Americans. The honoree is chosen wholly at the Chair's discretion. The Chair's Award was first conferred in 2003. Past recipients include:

2003 Ricky Martin
2004 Jorge Ramos
2005 Rita Moreno
2006 Maria Elena Salinas
2007 Tribute to Latino Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
2008 Hon. Solomon P. Ortiz (TX-27), Hon. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18), Hon. Jose E. Serrano (NY-16)

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from September 15 - October 15. For CHCI, it also represents an opportunity to highlight its competitive and nationally acclaimed Latino youth leadership development programs, including two fellowship programs, a Congressional internship program, scholarship awards, and a college readiness program, Ready to Lead (R2L) for high school students.

2009 Hispanic Heritage Month Registration and 32nd Annual Awards Gala Sponsorship Options are now available online at www.chci.org.

To view photos from 2008 Hispanic Heritage Month events, click here

32nd ANNUAL AWARDS GALA SPONSORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS LUNCHEON 

 

 

 AWARDS GALA WELCOME RECEPTION 

  

 AFTER-PARTY

 PATRON

Amgen
California Teachers Association
Kraft Foods
Shell
The Coca-Cola Company
Time Warner
UPS

 DONOR

Arbitron, Inc.
Banco Popular
Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation
Hewlett Packard
JPMorgan Chase and Company
Marathon Oil
Microsoft Corporation
National Cable Telecommunications Association
PG&E Corporation
Ridgewells
Wyeth 

SUPPORTER

AFL-CIO
AFSCME
American Income Life
American Express Company
American Red Cross
American Sugar Alliance
APS
BP America, Inc.
CBS Corporation
Chevron
Community Financial Services Association
DaVita
DuPont
Duty Free Americas/UETA
Ford Motor Company
Georgetown University
General Electric Corporation
General Mills
Google
Goya Foods, Inc.
HACU
Hyundai
IBC Bank
Mary Kay, Inc.
Metropolitan Pier Exposition Authority
Metropolitan Water District Authority of Southern California
Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together
Motorola
National Association of REALTORS
New York Life
Qwest Communications
PBS
Perennial Strategy Group
PMI Group
PNM Resources
Reyes Entertainment
Salt River Project
SEIU
SER Jobs for National Progress
Stellar Partners
Tyson Foods, Inc.
United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
USA Funds 

IN-KIND

Continental Airlines

 


 Reyes of Comedy Sponsors

CO-PRODUCER

 

PATRON

Anheuser-Busch Companies

 DONOR 

California Teachers Association

 SUPPORTER 

General Dynamics
Telemundo

 FRIEND

CBS Corporation
Chevron
Google
IBC Bank
Motorola
Transport Workers Union

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2009 CHCI Hispanic Heritage Month Sponsors 

HOST

 

  PREMIER

 


  
MILLENNIUM

 


   

 

 
PARTNERS

  


  

   

  

  

 

  

PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE

CHAIR'S PRIVATE RECEPTION

 CHAIR'S WELCOME RECEPTION

OPENING PLENARY

OPENING LUNCHEON

 

  

 MONDAY AFTERNOON PLENARY

 

TUESDAY MORNING PLENARY



CLOSING LUNCHEON

CLOSING PLENARY

 


 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BREAKFAST

 


DONOR

Dell
Raytheon Company
SEIU
Takeda Pharmaceuticals
USDA

 PUBLIC POLICY SUMMITS

EDUCATION 

HEALTH

 
 

   


 

HOUSING

 LABOR

TELECOMMUNICATIONS/
ARTS/CORPORATE AMERICA

CAREERLIDER LIVE

 

 
READY TO LEAD (R2L) LUNCHEON

 

 READY TO LEAD (R2L) WORKSHOP

 

 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION FUNDRAISER

   

CONFERENCE BAG 

SUPPORTER

California Teachers Association
Cox Enterprises
Ford Motor Company
Grocery Manufacturers Association

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