Don’t miss the star-studded lineup of this year’s CHCI 38th Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, October 8, featuring renowned actress and celebrity emcee Roselyn Sanchez. During the ceremony, CHCI will present its 2015 Medallion of Excellence Awards to NFL hall of famer Anthony Muñoz and education advocate Sonia Gutierrez. Both honorees exemplify service, excellence, and a firm commitment to the Latino community.
This year’s CHCI Gala will include appearances by CHCI Chair Rep. Linda T. Sánchez, House Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Hon. Julián Castro. The event will also feature special performances by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Men’s Ensemble and Grammy Award–winning band La Santa Cecilia, who will bring the evening festivities to a close during the Gala Entertainment Finale.
CHCI and its Alumni Association will also recognize CHCI Alumnus Alejandra Ceja (1996-97 Public Policy Fellow) as the recipient of the 2015 Medallion of Excellence for Distinguished Alumnus, during this year’s CHCI’s Public Policy Conference Education Luncheon on Wednesday, October 7. This prestigious annual award recognizes a CHCI alumnus who has made an outstanding contribution to the Latino community, highlighting the impact of CHCI’s programs and the prominence of its alumni.