A Positive Economic Sign: Comcast Corporation and Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation Lend...

A Positive Economic Sign: Comcast Corporation and Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation Lend Financial Support to Advancing Hispanic Leadership

The two are the top sponsors for the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) 5th Annual Gala and Leadership Awards honoring Former President of Spain Jose Maria Aznar and United States Senator Robert Menendez


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WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Despite the nation’s economic challenges, two national leaders make it a priority to fund important programming to advance the Hispanic community and build future Hispanic leaders.

Comcast Corporation and the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation are the top-level supporters of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute’s 5th Annual Gala and Leadership Awards to be held Wednesday May 13, 2009.

“This is an important year for CHLI,” said Octavio A. Hinojosa Mier, Executive Director. “We are celebrating our fifth anniversary and feel extremely fortunate to have the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation and Comcast as two strong supporters of CHLI and the work we do in the U.S. Hispanic community. We have been pleased to see many individuals, companies, foundations and other partners support our 5th anniversary celebration and help us continue to advance the Hispanic community’s diversity of thought.”

This year at the awards dinner, CHLI is honoring United States Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey with its 2009 Leadership in Public Service Award and Former President of Spain Jose Maria Aznar with its 2009 Leadership in International Relations Award.

“Comcast is very pleased to support the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute and the important work CHLI does in advancing the U.S. Hispanic community,” said Susan Gonzales, Senior Director, External Affairs for Comcast. “We are proud to serve as a Platinum Sponsor for the CHLI 5th Annual Awards Dinner and want to give our congratulations to the two great leaders being honored, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez and The Honorable Jose Maria Aznar of Spain.”

Support for the Gala and Leadership Awards will also go to CHLI’s programs, including the CHLI Future Leaders Conference and the CHLI Congressional Briefing Series.

“The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation is glad to lend its ongoing support to CHLI over the years,” said Cynthia Colenda, Executive Director, Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation. “Our priority is to support education and leadership opportunities for young people, and especially of diverse backgrounds. CHLI provides valuable programming and support for the advancement of the U.S. Hispanic community and we are proud to be part of its successful five year celebration.”

The CHLI 5th Annual Gala and Leadership Awards will take place on Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. A limited number of individual tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available. Please visit http://www.chli.org/events for ticket information and event details.

About CHLI:

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, based in Washington, D.C., that advances the diversity of thought in U.S. Hispanic community in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, as well as in the international community. For more information, please visit http://www.chli.org .

SOURCE Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute

A Positive Economic Sign: Comcast Corporation and Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation Lend Financial Support to Advancing Hispanic Leadership