Annual Gala 2013
$1.5 MILLION IN TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP GIVING SET AS GOAL FOR MEXICAN AMERICAN BAR FOUNDATION’S ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP & AWARDS GALA
For release as of April 1, 2013
The $1.5 million mark in total scholarship giving is expected to be reached by the Mexican American Bar Foundation at this year’s twenty-second Anniversary Scholarship & Awards Gala. The black-tie optional event is set for Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the elegant Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.
This year’s Guests of Honor include: United States Circuit Judge Harry Pregerson, who will celebrate his 90th birthday and his 45th year on the federal bench by receiving our Lifetime Achievement Award; Guggenheim Partners LLC, which is receiving our Community Service Award; Martha Saucedo, Executive Vice President of Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc., who is receiving our Professional Achievement Award; and Ruiz Foods Inc., makers of foods bearing the El Monterrey label, which is receiving the Latino Entrepreneur Award.
The mission of the Mexican American Bar Foundation, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable corporation, is to enhance the diversity of the legal profession through education. We do this by supporting the dreams of young women and men of Latino heritage who are pursuing careers in the law. Most of our scholars are the daughters and sons of low-income immigrants. They have overcome tremendous obstacles to pursue their educations. Typically, they are the first members of their families to attend college, and of course, professional school.
Working without high-priced staff or significant overhead, the Foundation has awarded nearly $1.3 million, primarily in the form of 292 scholarships to 246 individual law students, plus stipends to law graduates studying for the bar examination. Except for the direct costs of our Annual Scholarship & Awards Gala, over 90 cents of every dollar spent is designated for scholarships. Scholars are selected based on academic achievement, community service, leadership, financial need, and success in overcoming hardships.
Tables of ten are available at the following levels: Foundation Partner, including two premium tables, plus two scholarships named for the sponsor and a program ad ($25,000); Event Co-Sponsor, including two premium tables, plus one scholarship named for the sponsor and a program ad ($15,000); and Platinum ($7,500), Gold ($5,000), and Silver ($3,750), each of which includes one premium table and a program ad. As many as 500 guests are expected to attend.
For more information, including a complete list of sponsorship opportunities, contact either Gala Director Christopher David Ruiz Cameron at (213) 738-6749 and email@example.com, or Gala Assistant Alma Vitela at (213) 247-8283 and firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit the Foundation on the web: www.themabf.org.