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October 13, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 13, 2013 – The Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the nation’s largest non-for-profit supporting Hispanic-American higher education, announced today their VIP guest list for the 13th annual Alumni Hall of Fame Gala. Every year, Hispanic Scholarship Fund 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. 

The night will be kicked off with the vocal talents of Sebastien De La Cruz, best known as El Charro De Oro from America’s Got Talent singing the National Anthem and will end the night with a performance from Latin music superstar Frankie Negrón. The Gala will be co-hosted by actor Adam Rodríguez, and television & online journalist, Carmen Wong Ulrich. Adam is most notably known for his time on the CBS hit drama “CSI Miami” while Carmen is recognized for her contributions on the Dr. Oz Show and her blog on on personal finance.


"I'm thrilled to be co-hosting the 12th Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Awards.” Said Ulrich. “Having hosted now for five years--each better than the previous--I can attest that HSF is an incredible organization filled with opportunity.  A college education is key to success and mobility in this country and HSF makes that goal accessible for every Latino family. This event serves as a testament to all the amazing work they do and the lives they change each and every day."

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: Anheuser-Busch, Toyota

Oro $50,000 level: Camarena Adelante Foundation, Darden Restaurants, McNamera Family Foundation, Nielsen, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP., Univision Communications Inc., USA Funds

Plata $25,000 level: ExxonMobil, FedEx Corporation, Google, Mattel, NASCAR, PennantPark Investment Advisers, P&G, Southwest Airlines, Time Warner Inc.

Additional sponsors:  Altria, American Express, Bank of America, Corinthian Capital Group, Marriott International Inc., Travelers, Ford Motor Company, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation, Thomson Reuters, YUM!

For more information about our honorees, please visit  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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