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Honorable Henry Cisneros
Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
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The Hispanic Heritage Foundation's (HHF) Hispanic Heritage Awards were established by The White House in 1987 to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in America. For 26 years since then, the Awards have honored Latino leaders who have made a positive impact on America, and globally, in various fields. The Awards are unique in that physicians, scientists, educators, innovators, public officials, community and business leaders, and even young leaders stand alongside cultural superstars and celebrities at the venerable John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. For a one-minute video please visit 


On September 5th, 2013, the Awards will once again celebrate another class of Honorees in front of an influential audience of 1,200 black-tie, invitation-only guests which include White House officials, Members of Congress, community and business leaders, Ambassadors, celebrities, youth, and representatives from 40 national Hispanic organizations who co-host the program. During this special evening, an entertaining and moving stage production featuring the hottest Latino entertainers will pay tribute to the Honorees. The White House also supports the Awards.  


The Hispanic Heritage Awards have traditionally been aired on network television and Armed Forces Network. The Awards will be broadcast on Mundo FOX on September 15, 2013 at 7 PM EST. 


Sponsors have the unique opportunity to share the stage and make an indelible impression on the Latino community in and out of the theatre through cross-promotional opportunities, packaging of the Awards as an educational tool distributed by HHF, and through HHF's year-round programs.  The Awards serve as the launch of HHF's year-round mission to inspire, identify, prepare, and position Latino leaders in the classroom, community, and workforce to meet America's priorities (visit HHF is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit which means all sponsorships are tax deductible.