Latino Fund 14th Annual Gala
The Latino Student Fund celebrated 20 years of creating educational opportunities for Hispanic-Latino children in our area at an annual benefit gala at the Organization of American States, hosted by Arturo Ulises Vallarino Bartuano, Permanent Representative of Panama to the OAS, and his wife. The evening featured cocktails and a silent auction followed by dinner. Erika Gonzalez of NBC-4 emceed and Steve Little conducted an exciting live auction. The gala drew more than 230 attendees and raised more than $220,000 to benefit the organization’s educational programs for under-served youth. Services include academic tutoring and scholarships, college prep and family outreach.