Women’s Fund luncheon to honor Hispanic women philanthropists

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The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade has announced 10 Hispanic women philanthropists who will be honored at the inaugural “Mujeres Giving Back” recognition luncheon scheduled for Friday, Nov. 14, at the Westin Colonnade Coral Gables.

“To highlight the economic impact and leadership of Hispanics in our community, we recognize women who have been leaders in leveraging their power and influence to give back,” said Leticia Carrazana, BB&T vice president, Small Business Development Officer, and Women’s Fund board member who co-chairs the event committee.

Mujeres Giving Back is the first event of its kind in South Florida to highlight the philanthropic impact of Hispanic women leaders in Miami-Dade. Nominated by South Florida residents and selected by an independent judging panel of community leaders, these women give back to our community through time, talent or treasure.

The 2014 Mujeres Giving Back honorees are: Lourdes Castillo de la Peña, Jocelyn Cortez-Young, Isabel Díaz, María Figueroa Byrd, Liliam Lopez, Marile Lopez, Lilliam Machado, Roymi Membiela, Kristy Nuñez and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

“We are excited and proud to recognize these powerhouse Latinas who have made Miami better through their commitment to serve,” said co-chair Carmen Gonzalez- Sanfeliu of Intelsat.

With 54 million in the U.S. population, Hispanics have an impressive buying power of $1.2 trillion; Miami-Dade’s 65 percent Hispanic population represents a powerful economic and philanthropic force.

The Women’s Fund foresees a sold-out event with 250 of Miami-Dade community leaders, corporate executives, elected officials, celebrities and professional philanthropic- minded women and men. Luncheon guests can look forward to an amazing silent auction, live music and a program which will inspire and empower.

To attend the Mujeres Giving Back recognition luncheon or for more information regarding corporate partnerships, buying a table or advertising in the program book, call the Women’s Fund at 305-441-0506. Individual tickets are $150. Seating is limited.

For information regarding the Women’s Fund, visit www.womensfundmiami.org.

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