FROM THE HNBF PRESIDENT
Richard C. Lorenzo
On behalf of the Hispanic National Bar Foundation (HNBF) and our Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to invite you to sponsor the 2017 HNBF Annual Awards Dinner & Celebration.The HNBF has been celebrating the contributions of Hispanic leaders in the legal community since our inception in 1985. Each year we acknowledge a few, among the many, accomplished leaders and companies that exemplify the values of the HNBF— education, diversity, equality, empowerment, and access. Presentation of the 2017 HNBF awards will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the Ritz Carlton, Washington, D.C.
Our mission is to empower Hispanics to achieve their potential through access to higher education and increase diversity in the legal profession. Each summer and throughout the year, the HNBF provides enriching programs for youth (see detailed descriptions page four). We know that there are a number of personal, environmental and institutional barriers limiting the access to higher education for many minority students. Through our programs, the HNBF addresses many such barriers by offering information about the college preparation, application, and financing process, support with college and law school admissions tests, scholarships, fellowships, internships, and access to role models and mentors who have gone to college and law school. We are committed to instilling high-efficacy beliefs in our students and encouraging them to have aspirations far greater than those being advanced around them. Your generous sponsorship support goes directly to sustaining these diversity pipeline programs throughout the year. We couldn’t do it without your continued investment.
A number of sponsorship categories are available. Please see page three to find an investment level that matches your budget and commitment to our vision—equality through education. Together, we can be a source of hope and inspiration for Hispanic youth through equal access to education regardless of the barriers that they face. Join us in making a difference in each student’s life. Your investment in a brighter future, through education, can indeed make all the difference!
Richard C. Lorenzo