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AL DÍA News honored the contributions of five local archetypes of Hispanic Heritage within their selective fields during the 2018 Hispanic Heritage Awards Luncheon, which was held at the Union League of Philadelphia on Oct. 10. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick
AL DÍA News honored the contributions of five local archetypes of Hispanic Heritage within their selective fields during the 2018 Hispanic Heritage Awards Luncheon, which was held at the Union League of Philadelphia on Oct. 10. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick

Honoring our heritage at the Hispanic Heritage Awards Luncheon

Influential leaders and public figures joined AL DÍA in celebrating the accomplishments of five Philadelphia area residents of Hispanic descent making a…

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Nearly three hundred people attended the AL DÍA 2018 Hispanic Heritage Awards Luncheon at the Union League in downtown Philadelphia on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The event, now in its third year, was held to acknowledge five individuals of Hispanic descent living in the Philadelphia region who have excelled in the fields of Public Service (Judge L. Felipe Restrepo), Education (Dr.Gloria Bonilla-Santiago), Business (Alba Martinez), Non-Profits (Peter Gonzales) and Health (Dr. Jose Russo).

Speakers at the event included Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Mayor Jim Kenney and former U.S Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros. Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez, Brian C. Eury of Cabrini University and Vice President and General Counsel for PECO Energy, Romulo Diaz, were among those in attendance.

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Check out highlights below and stay tuned for in-depth coverage from AL DÍA of the ceremony.

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