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October 09, 2013

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund to Celebrate Inductees at its 12th Annual AHOF Gala Event at the New York Hilton

LOS ANGELES, CA. –September 26, 2013 – Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, announced today the induction of five influential alumni and prominent leaders into its Alumni Hall Of Fame. This 12th Annual Gala event will be held on Wednesday, October 16 at the New York Hilton.

The HSF Alumni Hall of Fame gives special recognition to an extraordinary group of individuals who demonstrate – through their achievements, leadership, and excellence – the potential of a college education to transform the lives of students, their families, and their communities. 

This year’s inductees will include Hispanic Scholarship Fund founder, Ernesto Zazueta Robles, as well as some of the nation’s outstanding leaders in Science, Medicine and Education.

“As President and CEO of The Hispanic Scholarship Fund, I am proud to induct the 2013 members into the HSF Alumni Hall of Fame.” said President and CEO, Fidel Vargas. “As an organization, we are committed to providing scholarships and resources to give students the opportunity to succeed in college and excel in life. Our inductees support our mission. They are living testimony as to why we remain so deeply committed to providing needed resources to talented students, HSF Scholars, and Alumni.”

In addition to celebrating the achievements of this year’s Hall of Fame inductees, HSF will also honor The Coca-Cola Company, in recognition of its continued support and dedication to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the furtherance of Latino Higher Education.

The 2013 honorees being inducted into the HSF Hall of Fame are:
Ernesto Zazueta Robles, Founder of the (National) Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Raul Yzaguirre, American civil rights activist, life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and former President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza
Lisa Aponte-Soto, Research Assistant at University of Illinois at Chicago
Raul Mateo Magdaleno, Chief Education Consultant, Magdaleno LLC
Dr. Christian Arbelaez, Assistant Residency Director of the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program and the Associate Director of the Office for Multicultural Careers at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston

HSF also recognizes the generous support of our Alumni Hall of Fame sponsors:
Diamante $100,000 level: Wells Fargo, Target, The Coca-Cola Company
Platino $75,000 level: Toyota, Anheuser-Busch
Oro $50,000 level: USA Funds, Nielsen, Darden Restaurants, Camarena Adelante Foundation, Orrick
Plata $25,000 level: ExxonMobil, FedEx Corporation, Southwest Airlines, Univision Communications Inc., Pennant Park Investment Advisers, Mattel, NASCAR, P&G, Google
Additional sponsors:  Bank of America, Altria Group, Marriott International Inc., Thomson Reuters, Paul Weiss Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Ford Motor Company, YUM!, The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation

For more information about our honorees, please visit our event page.  For information about purchasing tickets or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Gloria King,

About the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services.  HSF seeks to give students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come.  As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, HSF has awarded over $400 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for students, scholars, and their families. HSF further strives to make college education a top priority for every Latino family across the nation and to mobilize our community to proactively advance that goal – each individual, over a lifetime, in every way he/she can.  For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund please visit:

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