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LCF GALA 2017
Celebrating Philanthropy con Sabor Latino
LCF invites you to the premier Latino event of the year: The 12th Annual Celebrating Philanthropy con Sabor Latino Gala!
At our Gala, we celebrate Latino leadership in California and bring together over 600 Latino corporate, political and community leaders. Past speakers and honorees have included the Honorable Henry Cisneros, the Castellano Family Foundation, and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.
Get ready for an evening that includes: a reception with Latino restaurateurs and wineries; an empowering dinner program with Latino speakers; an exciting live auction; and finish the night with the After Fiesta until midnight! (Tickets solely for the After Fiesta are also available).
View photos from our Gala 2016
Past Annual Galas
2016 Speakers and Awardees
Keynote Speaker: Darren Walker, President of Ford Foundation. As president of the nation’s second largest philanthropy, Darren brings two decades of visionary leadership on topics related to social justice including education, human rights, urban development, and free expression.
Leading Change Award: Maricela Gutierrez, Executive Director of SIREN (Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network). SIREN empowers low-income immigrants and refugees in Santa Clara County through community organizing, leadership development, policy advocacy, and naturalization services.
Trailblazer in Philanthropy Award: Catalino Tapia, Founder and President of Bay Area Gardeners Scholarship Foundation. BAGSF provides scholarships and mentorship to students in the Bay Area facing significant financial barriers to educational attainment.
2015 Speakers and Awardees
Keynote Speaker: Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente.
Leading Change Award: National Compadres Network.