Broward County Lifestyle

13th Annual Hispanic Women of Distinction Luncheon

13th Annual Hispanic Women of Distinction LuncheonFriday, August 15, 11am-2pm - Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84, Davie

There is nothing more exciting than to spend a South Florida afternoon honoring 12 Latinas who have contributed to the South Florida communities and a special award, The Latina Pioneer for 2014. The Hispanic Women of Distinction Charity luncheon of Florida is expected to be another sell-out of philanthropists, business leaders, elected officials as well as socialites in attendance to pay tribute to Latina professionals who are strengthening the social fabric of this country and making inroads in the leadership pipeline for a glowingly diverse America.

Presented by Bank of America in partnership with Latina Style Magazine, and co-sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida, the honorees will strut the 120 foot runway and where guests can listen to the success and community activism of all the women. The cocktail hour will begin with a complimentary “mojito”, great Latin entertainment, silent auction and raffles, as well as a sponsor business exhibit presented by WFTL Radio 850 AM, who airs programming live from the venue and conducts interviews with guests all day.

A silent auction will raise funds for the Light of the World Clinic, a free volunteer medical facility since 1989 founded by the late Dr. Erwin Vasquez.   Added once again this year in his honor is the 3nd annual  Erwin M. Vasquez, M.D. Scholarship for a Latina presented by Mercedes Benz of Fort Lauderdale.   The contributions of  this humble and passionate physician who came to the U.S. from Venezuela in the early 1970’s and who gave his time, resources and money to help anyone in need will remain a strong legacy at the Clinic.

What the women have in common and is a major part of the judging process, is their American entrepreneurship intertwined with their values and traditions. They represent a cross-section of creative disciplines that are changing the face of American culture.  More than 50 nominations were received this year for the award. More than 30 sponsors, media partners and corporate partners are eager to benefit from the unique bilingual and bicultural dynamic this event brings.   The former honorees will meet and greet the 2014 winners at a reception to be held this summer at Signature Grand. This annual get-together named, DOS CULTURAS, is a way to share this unique award and keep all the women together in a social and business development environment. Luncheon tickets are $80 per person. For more info call 954-822-7879.

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