2017 Colorado Latino Hall of Fame

A Night to Remember

The 2017 Colorado Latino Hall of Fame Gala will offer our 500 distinguished guests a premiere experience. Guests will include community leaders, elected officials, and business leaders from throughout the state of Colorado.

The event will take place at the iconic Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The Ballroom sits atop the Helen Bonfils Theater Complex, framed by a dramatic view of the peaks of the Rocky Mountains and the iconic urban architecture of Denver’s Lower Downtown skyline.

Guests will enjoy fine wines provided by Gauchezco Vineyard and Winery. The roots of Gauchezco begin in the historic and legendary vineyard, founded in 1881 by the Governor of Mendoza, Tiburcio Benegas in Barrancas – Maipú. In this site, the first grapes of premium quality were planted in Argentina.

In celebration of the diversity of music, art, and culture, guests will enjoy an extraordinary musical performance by Mexican opera singer and University of Denver Alumna, Caren Rico. From a Portuguese vocalise to a traditional opera number, this performance will inspire.

Join us for a night to remember.

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

Legacy Award
Felipe and Dolores Baca
Presented by MillerCoors

Arts, Entertainment, Media, And Sports Award
Florence Hernández-Ramos
Presented by the Coleman Family Fund

Business, Innovation, Science, And Technolgy Award
Annette Quintana
Presented by DaVita

Community Service And Philanthropy Award
Ronald Montoya
Presented by The Colorado Health Foundation

Public Service Award
Secretary Ken Salazar
Presented by Comcast

Unsung Hero Award
Debra Bueno
Presented by the Bohemian Foundation

A Special Thank You To The 2017 Gala Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Media Sponsor


Reveal Sponsor


VIP Sponsor


Award Sponsors


Table Sponsors

Forest City Stapleton, Inc.

Zayo Group

Joe Lembeck

Matthew Johnson

Debbie Baca

RD Sewald

Ronald Montoya

Rusty and Jean Gonzales

Katherine Archuleta

CED – Electrical Supply House


First Bank


US Bank


Denver International Airport

Denver Business Journal

Hyde Park Jewelers


Elevation Development Group

Judi Wagner

Ready Foods, Inc.

Butler Snow Law Firm


University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Sponsor Opportunities

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
For more information, please contact Brenda Vaden at 303.871.6759 or brenda@latinoslead.org. All proceeds benefit the Latino Leadership Institute at the University of Denver.
To view our 2017 Hall of Fame Sponsorship pledge form, click here.
Contributions to the Latino Leadership Institute are tax deductible.
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