LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, will honor Luz and Luis Miranda, HSF Alumni Angélica Gutiérrez and Ruben Navarrette, Jr., and Corporate Partner of the Year, Toyota, at its annual Alumni Hall of Fame Gala, on Wednesday, October 7th.
The Alumni Hall of Fame, which honors distinguished Latinos whose personal journeys to success exemplify the goals and values of HSF, as well as one, outstanding corporate partner, will be held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. This year’s gala will also feature a celebration of HSF’s 40th Anniversary. In addition to inducting new Hall of Fame members, and as a tribute to four decades of advancing higher education in the Latino community, the event will recognize 40 of HSF’s notable Alumni, as well as its 2015 top 40 HSF Partners. Michaela Pereira, CNN “New Day” co-anchor, will emcee.
“I am personally thrilled to be at the helm, as we mount two celebrations in one, at this year’s gala – honoring our amazing HSF Alumni Hall of Fame inductees, and toasting HSF’s 40th Anniversary! What a great opportunity to salute the 40 years of changing lives with more than $470 million in scholarships for outstanding Hispanic students. Our inductees are living proof of the impact we are having on Latino students and on the future of our nation,” said Fidel A. Vargas, President & CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
Alumni Hall of Fame Alumni Inductees:
Professor Angélica Gutiérrez currently teaches Leadership at Loyola Marymount University. She was recently listed as one of the 2015 “World’s Best 40 Under 40 Business School Professors” for “excellence in research” by Poets & Quants, a news website that covers business schools and MBA matters.
Ruben Navarrette, Jr. is a nationally syndicated columnist with The Washington Post Writers Group whose bi-weekly column appears in nearly 150 newspapers, making him the most widely read Latino columnist in the country. He also writes a weekly column for CNN.com and has appeared on numerous news and commentary programs.
Alumni Hall of Fame Honorary Inductees:
Luz and Luis Miranda are long time community activists and professionals. Dr. Luz Miranda is a clinical psychologist who teaches at NYU. Luis Miranda is the co-founder and Managing Partner of the MirRam Group, a government affairs, lobbying and political consulting firm. They are parents to Luz Miranda-Crespo who is MirRam’s CFO and Lin-Manuel Miranda, a multiple-Tony Award winner who is the author, composer, lyricist, and star of the Broadway musical “Hamilton.”
Alumni Hall of Fame Corporate Partner of the Year: Toyota
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has been a long-standing beneficiary of Toyota’s proud record of corporate citizenship. For nearly three decades, the company has supported HSF Scholars, programs, and events, on a national scale.
Alumni Hall of Fame Sponsors:
Platino Sponsors: Anheuser-Busch, Camarena Adelante Foundation, Target, Toyota, and Wells Fargo
Oro Sponsors: McNamara Family Foundation, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, The Coca-Cola Company, and Univision Communications Inc.
Plata Sponsors: Bank of America, Chadick Ellig Executive Search Advisors, Esther Rudis & Associates, Inc., ExxonMobil, FedEx, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Malecon Productions, Marriott International, Inc., Morgan Stanley, Nielsen, PennantPark Investment Advisers, LLC, Procter & Gamble, Rémy Martin, The Walt Disney Company, and Time Warner Inc.
Bronce Sponsors: AARP, Altria Group, Ford Motor Company, Macy’s, and The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation
For more information about the Alumni Hall of Fame Gala, or this year’s inductees, please visit HSF.net.
About the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible. As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, the Fund has awarded over $470 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for students, HSF Scholars, Alumni, and parents. For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, please visit: HSF.net.