2014 Gala: Celebrating LSF's 20th Anniversary
2013 Gala: PERU
On the evening of March 13, 2013, the Latino Student Fund (LSF) held its 13th Annual Gala, “PERU,” at the Organization of American States in Washington, DC. The event was hosted by His Excellency, Ambassador of Peru and Mrs. Harold Forsyth. As the biggest fundraising event of the year, the Gala was a great success, raising over $200,000 to support the LSF’s mission to provide opportunities for a strong academic foundation for PreK-12th grade students of Hispanic descent to promote higher education and professional leadership.
The Gala was attended by friends and supporters of the Latino Student Fund, as well as prominent members of the Latino community of Washington, DC. Among the guests were Secretary General to the Organization of American States, Jose Miguel Insulza, H.E. Ambassador and Mrs. Harold Forsyth, Embassy of Peru; H.E. Ambassador Muni Figueres, Embassy of Costa Rica; Alcides Montiel, Minister Counselor of the Embassy of Nicaragua; Ana O’Brien, Chief of the Office of Protocol of the Organization of American States; Chris Simmons, Managing Partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) for the Washington Metro Region; Angela Franco, President and CEO for the GWHCC.
The evening featured a cocktail hour and silent auction followed by dinner and a live auction. Speeches were delivered by His Excellency, Harold Forsyth, Ambassador of Peru and Honorary Patron of the Gala, as well as LSF Board Chair and Co-Founder, Rosalia Miller, LSF Executive Director, Maria Fernanda Borja, and Gala Chairs, Lisa Fuentes and Dianela Urdaneta de Ratha. Auction Co-Chairs, Alice and Maria Pereira were also recognized for their efforts and dedication. The Student Keynote Speaker was LSF Scholar Natalie Reynolds, a senior at Georgetown Visitation. During the program, the Ambassador of Costa Rica, Muni Figueres, was presented the 2013 Ambassadorial Award by LSF Board President, Idalia Fernandez. The award was presented on behalf of the Latino Student Fund with appreciation and respect for Her Excellency’s steadfast support of the LSF and the Latino community.
2012 Gala: 'Costa Rica, Color Caribe'
The 12th annual LSF Gala took place on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the Organization of the American States. We would like to thank Her Excellency H.E. Muni Figueres, the Ambassador of Costa Rica, for hosting the event.
The Gala is an evening of celebration, music, cocktails, and food from around the Latin World and is well-attended by guests of the community including corporate, political, diplomatic, and local community leaders.