Gala Presenting Sponsor:
September 13 – Washington Marriott Marquis
901 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate achievement and commemorate four decades of empowering Latinos to lead in every sector of American life. Our Awards Gala is the largest and most prestigious gathering of Hispanic nonpartisan, public and private sector leaders and supporters in the nation. For one special evening, these individuals gather to honor the tremendous accomplishments of the Latino community. CHCI’s Awards Gala is the perfect ending to our Hispanic Heritage Month events and an incredible kick-off for the national observation of Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins on September 15.
This year, CHCI will be celebrating its 40th anniversary during the Awards Ceremony. As we recognize this milestone, we will highlight Hispanic culture and heroes with live entertainment and the Medallion of Excellence Awards.
CHCI’s unwavering mission is to develop the next generation of Latino leaders by providing opportunities for educational attainment and leadership development. It was instilled by our founders and continues to guide our every decision as we strive to put more young Latinos on the pathway to the American Dream. We invite you to celebrate our accomplishments and support our future efforts at the 40th Anniversary Awards Gala.
5:00 to 6:15 p.m.
40th Anniversary Awards Gala Chair’s Private Reception (by invitation only)
5:00 to 6:15 p.m.
CHCI 40th Anniversary Awards Gala General Reception (open to all Gala guests)
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
CHCI 40th Anniversary Awards Gala
8:30 to 11:00 p.m.
Gala Entertainment Finale (open to all Gala guests)
11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Post-Gala Celebration (open to all Gala guests)
CHCI Announces its 2017 Medallion of Excellence Honorees and the 2017 Chair’s Award Honoree
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and its Chair Congressman Joaquín Castro announced that Lin-Manuel Miranda and Cástulo de la Rocha will each receive a CHCI Medallion of Excellence award at the upcoming CHCI 40th Anniversary Awards Gala in the nation’s capital on Wednesday, September 13.
Honoring a prominent writing career that spans more than 40 years and her lasting positive effect on both the Latino community and the greater American society, Congressman Joaquín Castro, CHCI Chair, has announced his selection for the 2017 Chair’s Award—Sandra Cisneros.