a slice of
latin america thirteenth annual gala
March 13, 2013 Cipriani Wall Street
Our Board of Directors Our President & CEO
The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, Inc. Denise Durham Williams, Board of Directors Chair and Elba Montalvo, President & CEO
Elba Montalvo welcomes guests accompanied by Board of Directors and Corporate Advisory Board members
The Emcees Raphael Miranda, Meteorologist for NBC4 New York and Nathalia OrtĂz, Co-anchor at Telemundo Nueva York
The Restaurants The Chefs The Food
Katie Graziano, CHCF Board Member and Business Development Director of The Excel Group, presenting our students from PS/MS 279
Students Raidy DĂaz and Bralin Ventura from PS/MS 279 talking about our After School Program
Honorable Judith S. Kaye, Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP and Affiliates
Lina C. George, Vice President of Human Resources, East Business Unit, Walmart Stores, Inc.
Our Board of Directors and the Honorees Standing from left to right: Yvette Donado, Lance De La Rosa, Katie Graziano, Gus Mazza, Guillermo Sucre, JosĂŠ Nazario, JosĂŠ Rivera, Michael Cafarelli, Claudia Valencia. Sitting from left to right: Denisse Durham Williams, Elba Montalvo, Lina George (Honoree), Judge Judith S. Kaye (Honoree), Indhira Arrington
Latin Legacy Culinary Competition
Gala Chef Chair Jacques Gautier, Chef of Restaurant Palo Santo and Restaurant Fort Reno
Chef Andrew Gold, Director of Student Affairs at Institute of Culinary Education
Student Robert Peralta, Winner of the 7th Annual Latin Legacy Culinary Competition
Ruth Miriam Santos, former CHCF Board of Directors Chair, and Katie Graziano, CHCF Board Member and Business Development Director of The Excel Group
Michael Cafarelli, Board of Directors member and President of GuardChild; and Clarissa Ramos- Cafarelli, Managing Director, Human Resources, JPMorgan Chase & Company; and member of CHCF Corporate Advisory Board
Digna S谩nchez, Assistant Commissioner/ EEO Officer, NYC Department for the Aging; and Gladys Carri贸n, Commissioner, NYS Office of Children & Family Services
Carlos SĂĄnchez, President and General Manager, Telemundo Nueva York; Nathalia OrtĂz, Co-anchor at Telemundo Nueva York; Elba Montalvo, President/CEO, CHCF; Raphael Miranda, Meteorologist for NBC4 New York; and Michael Jack, President and General Manager, NBC New York
Frank Alvarado, Director Norteast Region, Project Management Services, MACE; and Gustavo Mazza, CHCF Board of Directors member and Vice President, Milrose Consultants, Inc.
J. David Davis, President and General Manager WABC-TV, and a guest.
CHCF Corporate Advisory members Domingo J. Díaz, President of Díaz Architects; and José Mendez, President Excel Group and a guest
Indhira Arrington, CHCF Board of Directors member and Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Bank of America; and Bank of America guests
Elizabeth Bizarro, Client Services Officer, Platinum Re; and Carol Nasta, long time friend of CHCF
Ronald Lindsey , students of our Responsible Fatherhood Program with Michael RodrĂguez, CHCF Corporate Advisory Board member and President of Alliance Building Services; and Rondell Barry, also from Alliance Building Services.
Robert Peralta, winner of the Latin Legacy Culinary Competition celebrating with his family
Elba Montalvo with Felipe RamĂrez and Manfred Morales, both from the Latino Business Resources Group, Information Services, UPS
Cameron Arrington, Morgan Stanley, and Indhira Arrington, CHCF Board Member, and Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Bank of America
Raphael Miranda, Meteorologist for NBC4 New York ; and David Hernรกndez from David J. Hernรกndez and Associates
Elba Montalvo and Honorable Judith S. Kaye, Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP and Affiliates
Thomas Murn, President of Answer Vending, Inc; Silvia Silva from CHCF and a guest
Carlos Sánchez, CHCF Corporate Advisory Board Chair and President & General Manager Telemundo Nueva York; Elba Montalvo, President/CEO, CHCF; Elizabeth Ortiz, CEO of My Lifestyle Magazine; and Raúl Iván Villanueva, Corporate Account Manager, Aero México
Michael Jack, President & General Manager NBC 4 New York; John Ortiz, one of our students at The Responsible Fatherhood Program; and Carlos JimĂŠnez, Vice President Finance NBC 4 New York & Telemundo Nueva York
Frank G贸mez, Strategic Alliances Executive, Educational Testing Service; Dr. Ivonne D铆az-Claisse, founder and president of Hispanics Inspiring Students' Performance and Achievement (HISPA); and Yvette Donado, CHCF Board of Directors member and Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President, People, Process and Communications, for Educational Testing Service
The Auction The Winners
Eric Chelman, Senior Art Consultant, Franklin Bowles Gallery and Guest Auctioneer
We won the Fleetwood Mac Concert at Madison Square Garden!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We won a week in a Villa in Spainâ€™s Costa del Sol, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea!!!!!
I won a Matisse Textile Design!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I won a Dalí !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And Now The Dancing!!!
Photos: Joshua Marcelin MarĂa Eugenia MondĂŠjar Yunfeng Deng