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The Celia Cruz Foundation A 501 (C) (3) Organization IRS ID # 01-0750987


Mission Statement Founded by music industry legend Celia Cruz, The Celia Cruz Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for underprivileged students wishing to study music. During her 50-year career in the music industry, Ms. Cruz was a tireless supporter of music education issues in the Hispanic community. The foundation will also be a great contributor in the fight against Cancer.


About Celia Cruz The Queen of Salsa carried her title with class and distinction. Her powerful voice and electrifying rhythm garnered more than 100 worldwide recognitions, multiple gold and platinum records, three GRAMMY® awards and four Latin GRAMMY® awards, as well as a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Her boundless enthusiasm, genuine warmth, and deep-seated humanitarianism made Celia Cruz the music industry’s most accomplished and revered performer … and the world’s most notable ambassador of Hispanic culture.


The Celia Cruz Foundation Events


The Celia Cruz Foundation Events 2003 Celia Cruz Tribute “Celia Cruz AZUCAR!” Produced by Telemundo Network aired live on March 13th, 2003 The Celia Cruz Foundation received a donation of $145,000 The Cacique Foundation 2003 Donated $100,000 to The Celia Cruz Foundation The 4th Annual LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS 2003 “Heineken Green Ribbon Program” to benefit Celia Cruz Foundation The Celia Cruz Foundation received a donation of $10,000 Billboard Latin Music Awards 2003 “Heineken Green Ribbon Program” The Celia Cruz Foundation received a donation of $5,000 Bay Shore High School (Student Council) Long Island, New York Donated $2,700 to The Celia Cruz Foundation 1st Annual Celia Cruz Foundation Gala 200 Fifth Club, New York City October 21st, 2003 7 students received scholarships from The Celia Cruz Foundation


The Celia Cruz Foundation Events 2004 DVD Release of Music Special “Celia Cruz AZUCAR” Bongos Cuban Café Miami - January 27th, 2004 Billboard Latin Music Awards 2004 7 students from New York City performed in the telecast of the award ceremony as a tribute to Celia Cruz 2nd Annual Celia Cruz Foundation Gala Tavern on the Green, Central Park NYC October 21st, 2004 5 students received scholarships from The Celia Cruz Foundation Voices For Children Foundation (GAL program) Miami - March 29th, 2004 The Celia Cruz Foundation Donated $2,150


The Celia Cruz Foundation Events 2004 Liga Contra El Cancer/ League Against Cancer The Celia Cruz Foundation donated $50,000 Miami - June 7th, 2004 Voices for Children Foundation “A Festival of Voices” The Celia Cruz Foundation donated $10,000 Coral Gables - December 12th, 2004 Juan Pablo Torres Musician – Cancer Patient The Celia Cruz Foundation donated $5,000 Miami

Amigos for Kids Foundation 13th Annual Toy Drive Miami


The Celia Cruz Foundation Events 2005 Liga Contra El Cancer / League Against Cancer The Celia Cruz Foundation donated $50,000 Miami - June 5th, 2005

3rd Annual Grant Presentation American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) 6 Students received scholarships from The Celia Cruz Foundation October 21st, 2005 Bay Shore High School (Student Council) Long Island, New York The Celia Cruz Foundation received a donation of $1,000


The Celia Cruz Foundation Events 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards “Heineken Green Ribbon Initiative� The Celia Cruz Foundation received a donation of $15,000 Miami - April 27th, 2006 Liga Contra El Cancer / League Against Cancer The Celia Cruz Foundation donated $50,000 Miami - June 2006

4th Annual Grant Presentation The Celia Cruz Foundation and Heineken MSG The Theater Presented (2) grants of $7,500 each to (2) Students from Lehman College


1st Annual Celia Cruz Foundation Gala The Fifth Club – New York City


1st Annual Celia Cruz Foundation Gala The Fifth Club – New York City


2nd Annual Celia Cruz Foundation Gala Tavern on the Green - Central Park NYC


For more information contact: Omer Pardillo-Cid Celia Cruz Foundation – President (305) 668-4343 x 210 opardillo@eventusmarketing.com


Celia Cruz Foundation Press Kit