Primary Award Criteria

The individuals honored have contributed personal financial resources or have established a tax-exempt philanthropic entity through which their contributions, and those of others, are directed to non-profit organizations that serve communities in the Chicago metropolitan area where a significant number of Latinos reside, work, worship and/or conduct business.

All nominees must: contribute personal financial resources to non-profit organizations and/or groups serving Latino communities in the Chicago metropolitan area.

The awards will be presented on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at a festive holiday dinner celebration held at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

$35.00 per person (includes dinner and drinks) with online RSVP / $45 at the door.

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Previous Recipients

2008 - Edgar Hernandez, Amigas Latinas, Al and Inez Galvan
2007 – CCT Latino Giving Circle and Nuestro Futuro Fund, Mona and Gloria Castillo, Jesse and Michelle Ruiz
2006 – Rosa Zavaleta, Maria Mangual, Tito Rodriguez and Erie Neighborhood House Teen Program Volunteers
2005 - Barbara Castellán, Doris Salomón Chagin, Assir and Linda DaSilva, Rey B. and Hilda Gonzalez, and the Loyola University Latino Alumni Board (LULAB)
2004 - Maria Bechily, Diana Palomar, and Fabio Naranjo
2003 -Amalia Rioja Castro & Martin "Marty" Castro, Maria Medina, Rafael Ravelo and Arthur & Joanne Velasquez
2002-Susana Gonzalez, Julio Rodriguez, The Menchaca Hernandez Endowment and Virginia F. Ojeda
2001- Mariita Arosemena Conley, Virginia Martinez, Dr. Jorge and Luz Prieto, and Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund
2000 - Lt. Col. Belén B. Jaquez, USAF Ret., and Hipolito "Paul" Roldan
1999 - Michael Gonzalez and Hispanic Bankers Foundation (Scholarship Fund-Chicago Chapter)
1998 - María Mangual, Roberto Ramirez of the Jesus Guadalupe Foundation (Scholarship Fund), Dr. Luis Yarzagaray, and The Mr. & Mrs. Society (Scholarship Fund)

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