The LULAC National Legislative Awards Gala highlights critical legislative issues affecting Hispanic Americans and recognizes key leaders who have served the Hispanic community well. LULAC will present awards to three distinguished elected officials at our twelfth gala, which will occur on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC. The hotel is located just two blocks from the White House and Washington Mall area. We will also celebrate the 80th anniversary of LULAC, which was formed on February 17, 1929.
Proceeds from the LULAC National Legislative Awards Gala support the important work of the LULAC National Office. This includes LULAC’s policy and legislative advocacy, as well as its organizing of Hispanic communities through the creation of LULAC councils throughout the United States. Contributions to the legislative gala are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution, but may be deductible as a business expense.
With over 700 councils across the United States and Puerto Rico, the League of United Latin American Citizens is the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operated by LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups.
THE LULAC CORPORATE ALLIANCE
The LULAC Corporate Alliance, an advisory board of Fortune 500 companies, fosters stronger partnerships between Corporate America and the Hispanic community and provides advice and assistance to the LULAC organization. Corporations participating in the Alliance work with LULAC in developing national and community-based programs to address the needs of the Hispanic community and to ensure that the nation’s future work force obtains the necessary education and skills to keep America productive.