Ismael Cala Foundation and the First Lady of Panama organize fundraising dinner...

Ismael Cala Foundation and the First Lady of Panama organize fundraising dinner for people with HIV/AIDS

To be held on September 13, at 6:00 pm, at the Hotel Miramar Intercontinental in Panama.


MIAMI, Sept. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Ismael Cala Foundation (FIC – Fundación Ismael Cala) and Lorena Castillo de Varela, First Lady of Panama, are organizing the “Leadership and Zero Discrimination” dinner this coming September 13, the purpose of which is to raise funds for people living with HIV/AIDS in Panama.

The assistance will be allocated to the Home of the Good Samaritan (Hogar El Buen Samaritano), “a light at the end of the tunnel for low-income people living with HIV, or who have developed AIDS,” explained Dilcia Ruán, manager of the FIC.

Funds will also be allocated to the CALA Program, Academic Center for Leadership in Action (Centro Académico para el Liderazgo en Acción), which is a driving force for the training for adolescents in emotional leadership and entrepreneurship in Latin America and the Caribbean.

“My thanks to the First Lady and to all the Panamanian institutions that are organizing this event. Our foundation is continuing to work for the inclusion of low-income people, or those suffering discrimination for any reason at all,” said Ismael Cala, President of the FIC.

The dinner will be held at 6:00 pm on September 13, at the Hotel Miramar Intercontinental in Panama City. Fundación Cable&Wireless Panamá is also sponsoring the event. Reservations can be made through  and to arrange for an entire table, please inquire at the offices of Ticket Plus at Calle 50, Plaza Los Portales or Albrook Mall.


The Foundation is a non-profit organization under the leadership of Ismael Cala, which seeks to have an impact on communities in Latin America and the Caribbean by training adolescents in leadership and entrepreneurship; to strengthen organizations for social development serving children and adolescents with cognitive impairments, and to forge connections between young people and our allies to foster their education and training through the awarding of scholarships.


Life and business strategist; bestselling author on themes of leadership, entrepreneurship and personal development; ambassador for the concept of productive happiness in Latin America.

For more than five years he was the host of CALA during prime time on CNN en EspañolThe New York Times has called him “the Latino Larry King.” He is currently considered one of most important communicators in the Americas, and his message of social entrepreneurship, mindfulness and wellbeing has had an impact on millions of people who follow his work in books, seminars, workshops and lectures.  Cala has visited more than 25 countries.   

Author of the bestsellers Despierta con Cala (‘Wake up with Cala’), La vida es una piñata (‘Life is a piñata’), El analfabeto emocional (‘The emotional illiterate’), El poder de escuchar (‘The power of listening’), Un buen hijo de P…(‘A real S.O.B.’) and El secreto del bambú (‘The secret of bamboo’), Cala was born in Santiago de Cuba in 1969, and holds a degree in Art History from Universidad de Oriente.  He is the co-author of the book “Beat the Curve,” with Brian Tracy.  He graduated from the School of Communication at York University in Toronto, and has a diploma from Seneca in Television Production.

He has worked with great teachers such as Deepak Chopra y John C. Maxwell, and has studied with coaches such as Tony Robbins and Miguel Ruiz. Cala belongs to the faculty of adjunct professors at Atlantis University and Next University.  He is President of Cala Enterprises Corporation and the Ismael Cala Foundation.  Come visit:   


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Ismael Cala Foundation and the First Lady of Panama organize fundraising dinner for people with HIV/AIDS