Washington, DC--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--September 6, 2005--The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) today announced the 2005 Hispanic Heritage Awards Honorees in recognition of their leadership and the positive impact they have made on the United States. This year’s recipients will be honored at a black-tie dinner and ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on October 24, 2005 in Washington, DC.
“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to celebrate the tremendous accomplishments of these creative and committed individuals,” said Dr. Pedro Jose Greer, Jr., past Honoree for Leadership and current Chairman of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. “These are Hispanics who have reached for their dreams and unselfishly opened doors for so many others in the process. We are humbled and proud to honor these remarkable men and women who carry on the rich tradition of our past Honorees.”
For 19 years, the Hispanic Heritage Awards have been considered one of the highest honors for Hispanic Americans. Each year, the Honorees serve as a reminder, through their uncommon achievements, that no dream is beyond reach.
The 2005 Hispanic Heritage Awards recipients include:
-- Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, Arts Award; Maestro Brooks-Bruzzese is an international symphony conductor hailed as ‘Ambassador to Latin America.’
-- Dr. Jane L. Delgado, Ph.D., M.S., Education Award; Dr. Delgado is an author and leader of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the largest and oldest organization of health care and human service providers to Hispanics.
-- The Honorable Carlos Gutierrez, Leadership Award; Secretary Gutierrez is the 35th U.S. Secretary of Commerce, promoting American business at home and abroad.
-- Soledad O’Brien, Vision Award; Ms. O’Brien is Co-Anchor of CNN’s American Morning, and the most visible Hispanic in television news.
-- Sports Honoree, pending confirmation.