Hollywood Notables Attend Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s Leaders in Education

Los Angeles, CA — NBC4’s Emmy Award-winning reporter Kim Baldonado will host the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s (HSF) Second Annual Leaders in Education Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, May 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the JW Marriott Hotel at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.  HSF, the nation’s leading provider of college scholarships to outstanding Latinos, and its distinguished board will honor a new generation of Southern California students, parents, teachers, schools and volunteers for being champions for education in their communities. By sharing their stories, HSF hopes to inspire others to follow in their footsteps. 

“We are pleased to honor these outstanding members of our community in Southern California,” said Frank Alvarez, HSF CEO/President.“We have more scholarship recipients and alumni here than in any other part of the country, and education leaders, such as the ones we honor today, help HSF achieve its goal of ensuring that every Latino household across America includes at least one college graduate.”

“We applaud the Hispanic Scholarship Fund for their dedication and efforts to support and prepare tomorrow’s leaders for a successful future,” said Tim Hanlon, executive vice president, Wells Fargo Philanthropy Group and HSF board member. “Wells Fargo’s partnership with HSF at a national and local level is a valuable investment in our diverse communities and demonstrates Wells Fargo’s commitment to quality education for our young people. We look forward to underscoring this commitment with a special announcement at the luncheon.”

HSF’s Board of Directors will be on hand at the event, led by Jim McNamara, HSF Board Chair and founder and Chairman of Panamax Films; Anthony Salcido, vice president, North American Financial Integration of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.; Tim Hanlon, executive vice president, Wells Fargo Philanthropy Group; actor/comedian Cheech Marin;President of Galan Entertainment, Nely Galan; and Partner at Centinela Capital, Fidel Vargas, are also among our distinguished guests.

Also on hand will be Los Angeles Unified School District Board President Mónica García and Los Angeles Councilmember José Huízar, himself a recipient of an HSF scholarship.  Councilmember Huízar will present HSF with a Proclamation from the Los Angeles City Council at Council Chambers on Friday, May 4th at 10 AM.

Location: JW Marriott @ L.A. Live! (Diamond Ballroom) 900 W Olympic Blvd., Downtown Los Angeles

For more info visit: http://www.hsf.net/