2018 Gala

Join Latino Community Fund of Washington State for our Annual Gala! 


Saturday, September 8, 2018


Doors Open at 6:00 PM

Four Seasons Hotel, Downtown Seattle 

Join us at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel for a night of dancing under Seattle's stunning bay views,

and help us continue our mission of building a strong vibrant community for Latino families.

- Live music
- Plated three-course dinner
- Stunning views of the Seattle waterfront
- Inspirational speakers

. . . and much more!


KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Julio Ricardo Varela

As Digital Media Director for Futuro Media, Julio (Julito) Ricardo Varela works with all of Futuro's shows and is a key voice in shaping the company's digital vision. He is also a frequent contributor to Latino USALatinoUSA.org editor and co-host (with MariaHinojosa) of In The Thick.

Before joining Futuro, Julio was a digital producer for Al Jazeera America’s “The Stream” and his work has been featured in many global outlets, including the Guardian, ESPN, the New York Times, Quartz, Le  Monde, WGBH, WNYC, Face the Nation, MSNBC, Fusion, Univision, and Telemundo. He has made numerous national TV appearances for Latino USA and Futuro.

In 2015, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists honored Julio with its inaugural DALE (pronounced like Pitbull would say it) Award, given to “given to an individual or company that steps up and goes above and beyond to ensure Latinos are fairly and accurately represented.” A native of Puerto Rico, Julio spent his childhood between San Juan and the Bronx. He was also a contributing reporter at The Boston Globe. Julio graduated cum laude from Harvard College.

In 2011, Julio founded LatinoRebels.com, one of the top U.S. Latino digital media sites in the world.



This year's Annual Gala presents Brave Stories, a collection of stories highlighting community leaders who are making a difference in the community. Each week we will feature a new story of community leaders interviewed by Yesenia Ruiz. So grab your cup of coffee and learn about the contributions of these outstanding leaders who are cultivating a hopeful future.



Read about the inspiring brave story of Daniela, an Alianza Youth Fellow and a student at the University of Washington Bothell, who shares a passion for working with students of color on developing their leadership skills in community organizing, storytelling, and civic engagement.




Are you Gala ready? Enter to WIN a FREE styling session with Tannya Bernadette!! #styledbytannyab

All who purchase a ticket to the Gala between now and August 20 will be entered to win a FREE private styling session with Tannya Bernadette (valued at $260). Contest ends on August 20 at 5 PM.

If you have previously purchased a ticket to the Gala please fill out this form to be entered in the contest: (https://goo.gl/forms/wbHEeQT3PmgxcO7O2).

If you want to see a preview of this year's Annual Gala and venue space, check out this interactive clickable 360-degree image.












Join our current sponsors or purchase a company table for 10. Contact Lilliane Ballesteros, Director of Development and Capacity Building, at lilliane@latinocommunityfund.org - to join this event.

  • September 08, 2018 at 6pm – 10:30pm
  • Four Seasons Hotel
    801 2nd Ave
    Seattle, WA 98104
    United States
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  • $165.00 USD
  • Lilliane Ballesteros

    (206) 354-1487

Will you come?

$1,500.00 Company Table - Includes 10 seats and company logo on table
$165.00 Individual Ticket - Enter number of tickets needed (1 per ticket per person)
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