The Hispanic Alliance has the pleasure of introducing you to its signature event

La Fiesta is a vibrant celebration of Latin cultures, celebrating six years of honoring the trailblazing leaders who are

building a more inclusive Upstate.

Guests are immersed in a world of Latin music, dance, and flavors; featuring fine cuisine and wines from Latin America and Spain. 

 Did you join us for our most recent La Fiesta? Enjoy shots of your friends and colleagues, supporting our work and letting loose,

in our 2019 Gallery.

Relive the excitement and growth of the previous five years of La Fiesta with our Look-Book feature.  Venues and fashion may change, but the joy in our community only grows.

FOR SIX CONSECUTIVE YEARS, LA FIESTA HAS

BEEN PRESENTED BY

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LA FIESTA 2019 WAS SPONSORED BY

LÍDER SPONSORS

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SOCIO SPONSORS

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ANFITRIONES

Bank of Travelers Rest

 

Susan & Michael Cinquemani

 

Clemson University

Office of Inclusion and Equity

 

Dority & Manning

 

Furman University

Liberty Fellowship

 

Nathalie M. Morgan, LLC

 

Northwestern Mutual

 

Mahler Nuñez State Farm Agency &

Luis Caicedo, New American Funding

Ricardo & Coreen Urbina

The Grek Law Group, LLC  &

Community Works Carolina

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LA FIESTA 2019 AWARD WINNERS

CAMPEÓN AWARD • SISTERS OF CHARITY FOUNDATION

Recognizing organizations which are pioneering outreach to underserved communities, Campeón Award winners leverage our collective ability to effect courageous systemic change providing every individual with the opportunity to thrive. In 2016, this visionary organization provided the seed funds for the pilot of the Student DREAMers Alliance, and has been the sustaining contributor each year since, growing this fledgling leadership accelerator into an internationally recognized program.

AMIGO AWARD • MAHLER NUÑEZ

The Amigo Award recognizes exemplary individuals opening doors for the Hispanic community. Mahler’s successful State

Farm agency, and servant leadership have changed the landscape of local financial services for Hispanic families. He was key in

the formation of the Hispanic Alliance Financial Stability Team, served six years as a Hispanic Alliance board member (Treasurer in 2014; Chair in 2016), and volunteered many years as an expert instructor for financial Literacy and home-buying classes.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD • CARLOS CAMARGO

As its volunteer chair, Carlos has generated committed and talented membership, innovative programing, and effective partnerships for the Hispanic Alliance Financial Stability Team. They debuted the first Spanish language class for business entrepreneurs in 2018, and will follow this success with financial outreach to youth in collaboration with our Education Team. He and his wife, Rocío are the owners of Unlocked Coffee Roasters, specializing in beans from their Colombian homeland.

BOARD MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD • ELLEN STEVENSON

Chosen by her peers, Ellen has played a key role in strengthening our governance structure and positioning Hispanic Alliance for success. She has brought over 30 years of expertise in leadership and organizational development to our growing organization. Her leadership on our three-year strategic plan and our comprehensive planning around statewide expansion has

carried us firmly through a period of unprecedented growth.

Her visionary and collaborative leadership has earned the

respect of staff and board members alike.

RISING STAR AWARD • SARAÍ BAUTISTA

The Rising Star is a young leader, pushing boundaries in themselves and within their community. When Sarai began advocating for DACA rights, her story deeply impacted listeners, building confidence in herself and in her demands for awareness and equity. She has taken her story to Columbia and Washington, D.C., generating amazing energy around current legislation to allow DACA recipients equal access to higher education. She is a volunteer, friend and liaison for Hispanic Alliance, rooting us in the reason for the change we seek.

LEGACY AWARD • WILFREDO LEON

As a Hispanic Alliance board member of four years (Treasurer from 2015-2016), and a formative influence on the Hispanic Alliance in its grassroots infancy, we are proud to call Wilfredo one of our own. Best known as the founder and editor of Latino Newspaper, the first Spanish language newspaper in South Carolina, Wilfredo has given decades of service in numerous capacities to the Hispanic community across the state, anchoring our heritage and laying the framework for our future.

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Greenville, SC 29606

864-250-8968

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