The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) announced today its 2014 inductees for the Alumni Hall of Fame Gala. The event, set to take place on October 8, 2014, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York, gives special recognition to an extraordinary group of individuals who demonstrate – through their achievements, leadership, and excellence – how a college education can transform the lives of students, their families, and their communities.
The 2014 Alumni Hall of Fame inductees include Corporate Partner of the Year, Wells Fargo; Honorary Inductee, Frank Ros, Board of Directors, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and Vice President, Hispanic Strategies, The Coca-Cola Company; HSF Alumni Inductees Juan Sepúlveda, Senior Vice President, Station Services, PBS, and Dr. Vasti Torres, Dean and Professor, University of South Florida.
Author and television journalist, Carmen Rita Wong, will emcee the Gala. Ms. Wong is recognized for having been host of CNBC’s On the Money, correspondent for The Today Show, and a four-time national advice columnist.
“I’m thrilled to be hosting the Alumni Hall of Fame Gala,” said Wong. “Having hosted now for five years — each time better than the previous — I can attest to the fact that HSF is an incredible organization. A college education is key to success and mobility and HSF makes that goal accessible for our country’s best and brightest Latino students. This event serves as a testament to all the amazing work they do at HSF and the lives they change each and every day.”
HSF’s 2014 corporate sponsors include Presenting Sponsors: Wells Fargo, Target, The Coca-Cola Company, Anheuser-Busch, and Toyota; Platino Sponsors: Camarena Adelante Foundation, McNamara Family Foundation, Nielsen, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and Univision; Oro Sponsors: Darden Restaurants, ExxonMobil, FedEx, Mattel, Marriott International, Morgan Stanley, The Procter & Gamble Company, PennantPark Investment Advisers, LLC, Remy Martin, Time Warner, and The Walt Disney Company; and Plata Sponsors: Altria, Bank of America, The Ford Motor Company, W.W. Grainger, JPMorgan Chase & Company, and Travelers.
“With the help of these generous organizations, HSF has raised over $1 million dollars to support our efforts,” said Fidel A. Vargas, President & CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund. “The money raised will go to Latino students across the country in the form of scholarships and ancillary programs for students, HSF Scholars, and their families.”
For more information about the Alumni Hall of Fame Gala or this year’s inductees, please visit HSF.net.