Join Latino Community Fund of Washington State for our Annual Gala!
Tickets sold out! Thanks everybody!
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Doors Open at 6:00 PM
Four Seasons Hotel
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 USA, LatinoUSA.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.
BRAVE STORIES FROM THE COMMUNITY
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 ready to dance? Get your dancing shoes ready and join La Clave Cubana for an evening filled with sabor Latino and dancing. Enjoy Latin Afro Caribbean beats of Latin Salsa dance and see you on the dance floor!
"We understand that dancing is not just about dancing, but a way of making new friends and being a valued member of a community. Our classes are designed around this philosophy." - La Clave Cubana
If you want to see a preview of this year's Annual Gala and venue space, check out this interactive clickable 360-degree image.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS