PBS Promo Video: http://youtu.be/V_EOQNu1zCM
The 2014 Honorees were:
Education –Carl Hayden High School Robotics Team presented by Target
Vision – Zoe Saldaña, presented by Hershey’s
STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) – Rep. Ruben Hinojosa presented by ExxonMobil
Master of Arts – Pepe Aguilar, presented by Southwest Airlines
Legend – Carlos Vives, presented by AARP
Sports – Bernie Williams presented Amtrak
Leadership – Henry R. Munoz III presented by Univision and Fusion
Special Recognition – 65th Infantry Regiment of the US Army “The Borinqueneers”
“Zoe Saldaña, Carlos Vives, ‘Borinqueneer’ veterans receive Hispanic Heritage Awards … The stars are not recognized for their stardom, but for what they do with it.”
“Carlos Vives, Zoe Saldana, Pepe Aguilar and a high school robotics team were among the honorees receiving awards from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation in a gala emceed by Edward James Olmos and Judy Reyes at the Warner Theater. The night’s program included recognition of veterans of the U.S. Army’s 65th Infantry Regiment from Puerto Rico, which fought in World Wars I and II and in the Korean conflict”
HIGH RESOLUTION PICTURES AVAILABLE BY REQUEST – All Photo Credits: Renee Regan/Hispanic Heritage Foundation
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
EDWARD JAMES OLMOS AND JUDY REYES HOSTED THE HISPANIC HERITAGE FOUNDATION’S 2014 HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS ON SEPTEMBER 18 AT WARNER THEATRE IN WASHINGTON, DC
“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to honor yet another inspiring group of Latino leaders, and having past Honoree Eddie Olmos and longtime supporter and great friend of our organization Judy Reyes host made the evening even more special,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO of HHF. “The Hispanic community has made significant contributions throughout history, and we are proud to recognize that impact. I can’t think of a greater sampling of music, culture, and the Latin spirit than the line-up we assembled tonight thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Target and our amazing sponsors. We are also thrilled to partner with PBS so that America can share in our celebration during the September 29th broadcast on local PBS stations.”
Additional sponsors of the Hispanic Heritage Awards included UPS, Coca-Cola, PhRMA, Adelante Capital, BBVA Compass, Google, CVS Caremark, NFL, FOX Audience Strategies, Saber es Poder, Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, The Raben Group, Entertainment Software Association, Crowell & Moring, Es Tiempo, US Army, and NRCCUA. Erwin Gomez’s Karma Beauty Lounge was the Official Stylist. Southwest Airlines was the Official Airline.
The Hispanic Heritage Awards were established in 1987 by the White House 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. The Awards are supported by nearly 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions who co-host the program.
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 also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions. HHF is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. For more information on the year-round, high-impact programs and work of HHF, including the Awards, visit www.hispanicheritage.org. HHF is headquartered in Washington, DC and has offices in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and the LOFT (Latinos On Fast Track) Institute is housed at Michigan State University.
Contact: John Reilly, Rogers & Cowan JReilly@rogersandcowan.com.
Nordhia Centeno, Rogers & Cowan NCenteno@rogersandcowan.com