2009 HSF Alumni Hall of Fame
The Eighth Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Gala was held on September 30, 2009 at The Pierre New York. Over 300 guests partook in an inspirational evening which honored HSF's newest group of inductees.
Dr. Adam Aponte, Medical Director, Brownsville Multi-Service Family Health Center
Carmen Baez, President, DAS Latin America, Omnicom Group
Edgar Figueroa, Executive Director, The Wi-Fi Alliance
Dr. Sandra Hernandez, CEO, The San Francisco Foundation
Edgar Sandoval, General Manager, North American Marketing, Procter & Gamble
In addition to our five outstanding honorees, HSF also bestowed our first corporate honoree award to Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. for the company's long-standing commitment to the Latino community through several educational and career development programs.
Chairman and CEO, Lloyd C. Blankfein, accepted the award on the firm's behalf after a touching introduction and speech by Zaily Valloy. Valloy was recently selected as an HSF scholar through its partnership with Goldman Sachs and the 10,000 Women Program which aims to provide business and management education to women around the world.
For the first time in gala history, HSF conducted an on-site scholarship fundraiser that raised an additional $20,000 for scholarships.
Other exciting moments included Edgar Sandoval's announcement on behalf of Procter & Gamble of its $1.5 million commitment to HSF. Overall, the evening was bursting with touching words about the value, beyond dollars, that comes with receiving an HSF scholarship.
Special thanks to Carmen Wong Ulrich, our remarkable Emcee at this ceremony. Carmen is NBC’s personal finance expert, had her own show on CNBC, has authored books, and is a regular contributor on topics of personal finance to various publications.
HSF is grateful to all of its sponsors for making this event possible and allowing us to highlight five extremely accomplished individuals.
The Eighth Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Gala Program
Master of Ceremonies
CARMEN WONG ULRICH
NBC PERSONAL FINANCE EXPERT
HSF Chairman of the Board of Directors
RAUL R. ROMERO PRESIDENT AND CEO
ALLIANCE CONSULTING GROUP
THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.
LLOYD C. BLANKFEIN, CHAIRMAN AND CEOTO ACCEPT AN AWARD ON THE FIRM’S BEHALF
ADAM APONTE, M.D.
SANDRA HERNÁNDEZ, M.D.
FRANK D. ALVAREZ
PRESIDENT AND CEO
HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
NORTHEAST NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
Centinela Capital Partners
MARTIN E. CHAVEZ
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Personal Risk Management Solutions
Johnson & Johnson
Apollo Management LP
DAVID M. MARTINEZ
Ernst & Young LLP
CHRISTOPHER B. O’MALLEY
JENNIFER VILLEGAS SANFORD
JULIO R. ZAMORA
Torrey Associates, LLC
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
RAUL R. ROMERO, CHAIRMAN
Alliance Consulting Group
DR. ROGER BENJAMIN, PAST CHAIRMAN
Council for Aid to Education
JAMES MCNAMARA, VICE CHAIR
FRANK ROS, TREASURER
The Coca-Cola Company
LISA QUIROZ, SECRETARY
Time Warner Inc.
FRANK D. ALVAREZ
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Wal-Mart Stores, USA
Actor, Director, Writer & Humanitarian
THOMAS A. ROUPE
Aqueduct Capital Group
MARIA ELENA SALINAS
Procter & Gamble