20th Annual Hispanic Gala Hosted by the Virginia Hispanic Foundation
Thursday, November 2nd, 2023
6:00PM - 10:30PM
Dover Hall Estate, 1500 Manakin Road, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103
This year, the Virginia Hispanic Foundation is filled with immense joy and deep gratitude as we commemorate two decades of impactful work. We are excited to announce our plans to expand programs and support initiatives during this momentous occasion, celebrating our 20th year at the prestigious Dover Hall Estate with our annual Hispanic Gala.
The upcoming Hispanic Gala holds great significance as it not only celebrates our remarkable achievements over the past 20 years, but also recognizes the invaluable contributions of the Hispanic business community. This gala presents a unique opportunity for Hispanic entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community members to unite and revel in the spirit of togetherness. It promises to be an evening of networking, camaraderie, and celebration, paying tribute to the foundation and the exceptional individuals who continually uplift and shape our vibrant Hispanic community.
Prepare for an unforgettable evening at this year's Hispanic Gala! Get ready to enjoy specialty cocktails, indulge in a delicious 3-course seated dinner, and be captivated by dazzling cultural performances featuring the Latin Ballet of Virginia, the Panamanian Traditional Dance Group, and Virginia is for Tango. And that's not all - our incredible silent auction boasts must-have gifts, extraordinary experiences, and once-in-a-lifetime getaways you won't want to miss!
But the excitement doesn't stop there. Show off your dance moves when DJ Ray ignites the dance floor mixing Latino hits for the duration of the evening! The 2023 Hispanic Gala promises an action-packed night of entertainment that you won't find anywhere else.
Hispanic Gala 2023 Evening Itinerary:
6:00PM: Registration, Cocktail Hour, & Silent Auction
7:15PM: Welcome Remarks, Awards, & Seated Dinner
8:45PM: Dancing with DJ Ray in the Ballroom & Tours of Dover Hall by Architect Mark Spangler
10:30PM: Gala Concludes
As always, the Hispanic Gala supports the work and mission of the Virginia Hispanic Foundation.
The funds raised at the gala provides support to the Virginia Hispanic Foundation's core programs which include:
1. Pasaporte A La Educación Program is an educational initiative committed to empowering underserved youth and families, preparing our future workforce through mentoring and bilingual leadership lessons for Hispanic students in elementary, middle, and high schools. This initiative also offers free dental clinics for students aged 14 and younger.
2. The Business Center providing bilingual counseling and educational programs in starting or growing their business, career exploration, plus job placement through our TrabajaVa platform for job seekers and employers.
3. Legal Assistance Clinics for low-income individuals with Immigration and civil issues.