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2010 Alumni Hall of Fame & Education Summit
HSF is excited to announce that the ninth annual Alumni Hall of Fame will take place on Tuesday, October 5th in New York City. This event celebrates five individuals whose accomplishments celebrate the power of higher education. This year we will also conduct the first Education Summit, where leaders from the foundation, corporate, federal and state education arenas will discuss factors that impact Latino college attainment and graduation. Learn more about the event here.
WNBA Inspiring Women Scholarship
WNBA Inspiring Women scholarship recipients Jordana Vasquez (far left) and Jeanni Johnson (third from left) pose with New York Liberty forward Nicole Powell (second from left) and Washington Mystics guard Lindsey Harding (far right) during the fifth annual WNBA Inspiring Women Luncheon in NY on July 14. The WNBA Inspiring Women scholarship program is a precursor to the Gold Standard Scholarship Program which will be run by the NBA and BACARDI Gold in partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (photo credit: Jennifer Pottheiser/ NBAE).
Singing for Education
Budweiser and Mexican singing legend Vicente Fernández today announced a three-year partnership, with Budweiser as the presenting sponsor of his much-anticipated tour. As part of the tour, Budweiser and Anheuser-Busch Foundation will donate a scholarship at each venue through the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, resulting in an additional $100,000 to HSF.
“In addition to celebrating the music of Vicente Fernández, we are working together to give back to the community through a college scholarship program benefiting the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, which both ‘El Rey’ and Budweiser strongly support,” said Margarita Flores, senior director of community relations at Anheuser-Busch and a member of the board of directors of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). “Since 1982, Budweiser has donated nearly $23 million and awarded 20,000 scholarships to HSF, the nation’s leading non-profit organization that supports Hispanic higher education.”
“I am pleased to collaborate with Budweiser on projects that empower the community, especially the Hispanic Scholarship Fund,” said Vicente Fernández. “We are contributing to education by way of music.”