Monday, April 27, 2009

Hispanics in Philanthropy

Soledad O'Brien, CNN anchor and special correspondent, emceed CAMBIO: a change in philanthropy, an event celebrating Hispanics in Philanthropy's 25 years of increasing resources for Latino communities through philanthropy.

The event on April 23, featured Latino philanthropists, CEOs and nonprofit leaders at the Time Warner Center in New York City.

Hispanics in Philanthropy honored the contributions of five Latino leaders in sowing meaningful change for Latino communities. "It's because of organizations like Hispanics in Philanthropy that our Latino communities across America can feel empowered for real social change," O'Brien said. "I am honored to be chosen as one of HIP's distinguished Latina honorees. As a journalist who so often reports on people in need, the least I can do is shed some light on these important stories that need to be told."

Recipients of the "HIP Leadership Award" included O'Brien, Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, Lin-Manual Miranda, star, creator & composer of the Tony-winning Broadway musical In the Heights; Luis Ubinas, president of the Ford Foundation and Linda Griego, a trustee of the Packard Foundation.

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