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HHF Announces 29th Annual HHA Date!

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

WASHINGTON, DC – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced the 29th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards will take place on September 22, 2016, at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, DC. The 2016 Hispanic Heritage Award Honorees will be announced in the spring. The Awards will recognize the contributions and accomplishments of Hispanic leaders in various categories while celebrating cultural pride and the great promise to America (visit: Sponsorship opportunities are available.

“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to be able to honor yet another inspiring group of Latino leaders with the Hispanic Heritage Award,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO of Hispanic Heritage Foundation. “The Hispanic community has made significant contributions throughout history, and we are proud to recognize that impact in the present and the future as well. Now more than ever, Latinos will play a vital role in moving America forward and this year’s Honorees will carry on the rich tradition of past recipients.”

The Hispanic Heritage Awards were established in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in America. Since that time, the Hispanic Heritage Awards are considered among the highest honors for Hispanics by Hispanics. Top Latino performers and personalities will pay tribute to the Honorees from the stage. The Awards are unique in that celebrities take the stage along with educators, innovators, community and business leaders, elected officials, and others. The Awards are supported by nearly 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions who co-host the program. Surrounding events include an Honorees Dinner, Youth Leadership Summit and festive After-Party.

Past Honorees include: Anthony Quinn, Alejandro Sanz, Ricky Martin, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Placido Domingo, Isabel Allende, Juan Luis Guerra, Zoe Saldana, Juanes, US Reps Ileana Ros Lehtinen and Xavier Becerra, Oscar de la Hoya, Mana, Rosario Dawson, Los Tigres Del Norte, America Ferrera, Olga Tañon, Pedro Martinez, Arturo Sandoval, Eva Longoria, Antonio Banderas, Pepe Aguilar, Carlos Vives, and Rita Moreno, to name a few.

The Awards serve as a launch of HHF’s year-round award-winning programs which inspire, identify, prepare and position Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. HHF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information on the year-round, high-impact programs and work of HHF, including the Hispanic Heritage Awards, visit

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About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is a national nonprofit which inspires, prepares, positions and connects minority leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. Through HHF’s Code as a Second Language initiative, thousands of Latino students across the nation, K-12, are introduce and taught to code. Participating students are then funneled into and tracked by HHF’s award-winning LOFT (Latinos On Fast Track) workforce development program for further development, connectivity and placement into the workforce



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