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Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute: La Gala 2019!

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The Unanue Latino Institute's Annual Gala, one of the organization's largest and most anticipated events of the year, is a festive celebration that takes inspiration from the extraordinary Latino leaders, scholars, and humanitarians in our community. This year's gala, being held on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the famed New York Athletic Club, is dedicated to our Latino/Hispanic roots, three talented leaders across the business, diplomacy, and banking community, and the students whose lives are forever impacted by the generosity of others. We anticipate an evening filled with dinner, dancing, exciting silent auction bidding, and a special recognition of our distinguished honorees. All proceeds raised from our annual gala benefit the Unanue Latino Institute scholarship endowment supporting initiatives including, but not limited to, scholarship aid, cultural programs, professional development and leadership training, and outreach programs for first-generation college students.

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Become a Valued Partner

We hope you will join us for this festive event as an Event Sponsor to help us continue the important work of the Unanue Latino Institute. Please click here to view our impact statement and a list of all the benefits associated with your sponsorship opportunity, including having your brand presented to the 200 business leaders, accomplished professionals, scholars, and luminaries from the NJ/NY metropolitan area in attendance. We hope you will find our sponsorship opportunities a worthy social investment for you and your organization. Thank you in advance for supporting our efforts to empower the next generation of student leaders and the legacy of the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute.

Thank you to our generous event sponsors!


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  • Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
  • Location: The New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019
  • Cocktail Hour: 6:30 p.m.
  • Dinner & Dance: 7:30 p.m.
    Festive Attire
    Limited Seating; R.S.V.P. by October 15
  • Parking: The New York Athletic Club suggests the following partners for attendee parking, please click here.


Stacie deArmasExcelencia Award:
Stacie deArmas
Vice President Strategic Initiatives and Consumer Engagement, Nielsen

Claudia Romo Edelman Humanitaria Award:
Claudia Romo Edelman 
Special Adviser at the United Nations and the We Are All Human Foundation

Jeffrey Martinez, Executive Vice President, PNC Magno Award:
Jeffrey Martinez
Executive Vice President, PNC 


Master of Ceremonies

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Presenter, NBC Telemundo

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News Anchor, Univision


Latino Institute 2019 Scholars

Can't Attend?

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to make a donation to The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute, please click here »

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