Annual Scholarship Dinner 2012

Every year we hold a Gala Dinner to celebrate the women who receive our scholarships and other leaders in the community. This year we also celebrated a milestone, of 35 years as an organization, supporting Latinas in higher education. It turned out to be our biggest celebration ever as we hosted over 800 people on October 12, 2012 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco.

World famous author Sandra Cisneros honored us with her presence by being our Keynote Speaker and sharing in the launching of her new book, Have You Seen Marie?, with illustrations by artista extraordinaire, Ester Hernandez. Visit Sandra's website for complete details and biography http://www.sandracisneros.com/.

Our Emerging Leader Award was given to amazing local artist, Favianna Rodriguez, who has been making a name for herself as an artist and seeker of social justice. Please visit her website to see some of her powerful prints and learn more about her important work http://www.favianna.com/.

See the complete list of the 35 inspiring 2012 Scholarship Awardees. And click below to see pictures courtesy of photographer, Julio Cesar Martinez.

See the list of the 2012 Scholarship Awardees.

Pictures from our 2012 Anniversary Dinner

       

 

 

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