The 31st Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards will take place on September 12, 2018 in Washington, DC! The Hispanic Heritage Awards were established in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in America. Since that time, the Hispanic Heritage Awards are considered among the highest honors for Hispanics by Hispanics. Top Latino performers and personalities pay tribute to the Honorees from the stage. The Awards are unique in that celebrities take the stage along with educators, innovators, community and business leaders, elected officials, and others. The Awards are supported by nearly 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions who co-host the program. Surrounding events include an Honorees Dinner, Youth Leadership Summit and festive After-Party.
Past Honorees include: Anthony Quinn, Alejandro Sanz, Ricky Martin, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Placido Domingo, Isabel Allende, Juan Luis Guerra, Zoe Saldana, Juanes, US Reps Ileana Ros Lehtinen and Xavier Becerra, Oscar de la Hoya, Mana, Rosario Dawson, Los Tigres Del Norte, America Ferrera, Olga Tañon, Pedro Martinez, Arturo Sandoval, Eva Longoria, Antonio Banderas, Pepe Aguilar, Carlos Vives, and Rita Moreno, Luis Fonsi, Gael Garcia Bernal, to name a few.
The Awards serve as a launch of HHF’s year-round award-winning programs which inspire, identify, prepare and position Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. HHF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
This year’s honorees include:
Daniel Lubetzky – Entrepreneurship Award presented by Target
Sister Norma – Community Service Award presented by Nationwide
Richard “Crazy Legs” Colon – Culture Award presented by Southwest Airlines
Karol G – Inspira Award presented by T-Mobile
Mj Rodriguez – Trailblazer Award presented by Google
Jesse & Joy – Vision Award presented by Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino
Ingrid Hoffmann – Culinary Arts Award presented by AARP
Young Community Leaders – #MiVozAward presented by Instagram
The Awards are unique in that celebrities take the stage alongside physicians, scientists, educators, innovators, public officials, community and business leaders, and even young leaders. Surrounding events include an intimate honorees’ dinner the night before, a festive after-party and an energizing Youth Leadership Summit.As we again celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we welcome a new class of honorees on September 12th, 2018 in front of a black-tie audience of 1,800 influential guests, including White House officials, members of Congress, ambassadors, and representatives from 40 national Hispanic organizations who co-hosted the program. The evening will feature a moving stage production with today’s hottest Latino entertainers that paid tribute to the honorees.