Hispanic Federation to honor Camila Cabello at annual gala
The global singer-songwriter and humanitarian will be among the honorees of this year’s event, taking place April 28, for her contributions uplifting Latinos.
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This year’s gala will be the first to be held in-person since the start of the pandemic in 2020.
Each year, HF pays tribute to individuals and institutions working to inspire and uplift Latino communities nationwide.
Its most prestigious prize, Premio Orgullo, which is bestowed to Latinos who bring pride to the community and demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, this year will go to Camila Cabello.
The three-time Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum, and chart-topping singer and songwriter has achieved great success in both her music and work in the Latino community.
In January 2021, Cabello launched the Healing Justice Project in partnership with Movement Voter Fund. The organization works to provide long overdue, culturally relevant mental health and wellness resources to youth activists and grassroots organizations working at the intersection of racial and immigrant justice, environmental justice, GOTV organizing, and other critical movements that propel the U.S. forward.
As an immigrant herself who was born in Cuba and spent the early portion of her childhood in Cuba and Mexico before settling in the United States at the age of six, Cabello has been dedicated to supporting migrants and asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
In addition to Cabello, the other honorees are this year’s gala are:
- Raúl Alarcón Jr., President, CEO, and chair of the Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS). He will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his long-standing philanthropic commitment to Latino causes, which includes his support of the Hispanic Federation and his visionary nearly 40-year leadership in the media industry working to elevate the Latinx community and its talent and culture nationwide.
- El Grupo de las Ocho Comunidades Aledañas al Caño Martín Peña, Inc. The organization will receive the Community Service Award for leading a grassroots campaign to clean out a 3.75-mile-long tidal channel in San Juan that posed a significant environmental and racial crisis in the region.
- American Express. The notable credit card company will receive the Leadership Award for its philanthropic support of nonprofits around the world and their support of the Hispanic Federation’s COVID-19 Latinx Emergency Fund and Latinx Capacity Building Institute, which provides Latino community-based nonprofits with grants and technical assistance.
Proceeds from the gala will support the Hispanic Federation’s work and mission. This includes efforts to address COVID-19 relief, food and housing, health care, workforce development, immigration legal help, and much more.
HF supports millions of Latino families across 41 states, and Puerto Rico.
The 2022 Hispanic Federal Annual Gala will take place Thursday, April 28 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. To RSVP, fill out the form here.