The Chicano Federation of San Diego County Celebrates 50 Years

The Chicano Federation of San Diego County Celebrates 50 Years
January, 2019 Client News

SAN DIEGO – Jan. 8, 2019 – The Chicano Federation of San Diego County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing empowering opportunities for our diverse community and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019. To celebrate this milestone, they will host a 50th Anniversary Ball on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The event, presented by the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and Southwest Airlines, will take place at the historic US Grant Hotel in Downtown San Diego.

Gala organizers aim to raise $250,000 to meet the community’s ever increasing needs for quality child development programs, affordable housing, and other services for families in San Diego County. Visit www.chicanofederation.org for event sponsorship and ticket details.

Celebrating 50 years of service to San Diego County

The Chicano Federation’s 50th Anniversary Ball is the agency’s largest fundraiser of the year. Hundreds of business and community leaders will enjoy an unforgettable celebration to honor the organization’s transformational work and dedication to San Diego County. The event opens with a reception where guests will enjoy complimentary champagne, creative concoctions, and elevated hors d’oeuvres. During the dinner program, guests will hear from keynote speaker, Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), and a delectable Latin-inspired cuisine. The organization will honor two community-nominated individuals who will receive the inaugural Chicano Federation Legacy Award and Chicano Federation Visionary Award for outstanding service and dedication. The night concludes with a live auction and dancing to the beats of a live salsa band.

Honoring our heritage and paving the way into the future

The Chicano Federation plans to continue to build upon its many historical successes to make an even bigger impact. “The unwavering support from the community has enabled us to grow from grassroots efforts to the established organization we are today,” says Nancy Maldonado, chief operating officer, Chicano Federation of San Diego County. “Our employees and volunteers help thousands of families and individuals from various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Our event proceeds will help us meet even more needs of families and also further a legacy of giving and advocacy for the next 50 years and beyond.”

Event Calendar Details:

Event: Chicano Federation’s 50th Anniversary Ball – presented by the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and Southwest Airlines
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: The US Grant Hotel, 326 Broadway, San Diego, Calif. 92101
Attire: Cocktail
Registration/Website: www.chicanofederation.org or contact Nancy Maldonado at 619-285-5600 ext. 446 or NMaldonado@chicanofederation.org. Sponsorships are available.

About The Chicano Federation of San Diego County

The Chicano Federation was established in 1969 to provide a variety of comprehensive, neighborhood-based services to a large and diverse population. Our mission is to provide empowering opportunities for our diverse community. In its early years, the Chicano Federation was led by a tireless group of advocates dedicated to seeing advances in civil rights and civic participation. Today, those strong roots empower the Chicano Federation to serve diverse populations throughout San Diego County with programs that help low-income children and families access vital and often life-changing services and obtain affordable housing. The nonprofit serves more than 8,000 individuals on an annual basis. For more information, please visit www.chicanofederation.org or call (619) 285-5600. Connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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