Hispanic American Foundation Works for Cultural Enrichment

NOCHE DE GALA: Entertaining guests at the 2014 Noche De Gala fundraising event at Southern Hills Country Club are, from left, Gordon Marshall, 2014 Noche De Gala chair; Tom Bueno, president; Veronica Donnelly, executive director; and Jeff Nevins, chairman of the board.

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The Hispanic American Foundation recently held its annual fundraising event, Noche De Gala, at Southern Hills Country Club. The foundation awards scholarships, provides programs for cultural enrichment, and partners with, among others, Tulsa City County Library, Tulsa Ballet and the San Miguel School of Tulsa.

The Hispanic American Foundation, a non-profit organization operating under Rule 501 © 3 was founded in October 1990. The foundation is dedicated to the preservation, appreciation, and promotion of Hispanic culture through scholarships, grants and the presentation of cultural programs.

The Hispanic American Foundation established The Award of the Americas in 1992 to be given to a person(s) who demonstrated an outstanding appreciation of Hispanic culture.

This person could be Hispanic or non-Hispanic. This award could also be given to an organization or institution that has been instrumental in furthering the mission and goals of the Hispanic American Foundation.

Past Honorees:
Moscelyne Larkin Jasinski, The Honorable James Inhofe, Aurora Ramirez Helton, Eisenhower International School, Intercultural Service Center, Catholic Charities, Sebastian Lantos, Pan-American Round Table, Dr. Julio Cuadra, University of Tulsa, Fred Bendaña, CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Yolanda Charney, The Tulsa City-County Library System, Ben Windham, The Rotary Club of Tulsa, Maxine and Jack Zarrow, Tulsa Community College, Denny Saunders, OU Tulsa’s Center for Studies in Democracy and Culture, Dr. Luis Reinoso, Consul of Peru, Xavier Medical Clinic, American Airlines, Phil Wood, Bank of Oklahoma, Henry Zarrow, Samson, Tulsa Global Alliance, Dr. Nilda Reyes, Marcello Angelini and Tulsa Ballet.

Updated 11-23-2014

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