Title Sponsor

 

The USHCC Foundation invites you to our second annual gala held at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, in Dallas, TX this November 9th, 2017.

 

6:00 – 7:00 pm Pre-Gala Reception

7:00 – 10:00 pm USHCC Foundation Gala

Please note that valet parking will be available. The attire is black-tie.

Sponsor a table or register for individual tickets today!

 

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USHCCF) is delighted to invite you to our annual gala, to be held at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, in Dallas, TX on November 9, 2017. 

For more than two decades, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation has been educating and empowering the next generation of Hispanic business leaders and entrepreneurs. We do this through a variety of programs and scholarships that support business growth, encourage entrepreneurship, and influence our chambers to better serve their local communities. The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development and interests of more than 4.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses that, combined, contribute over $668 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. Each year, due to the funds raised at this gala and our many sponsors, the USHCC Foundation is able to equip thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners with the financial and technical resources, communications networks, and business acumen they need to succeed. 

At this year’s Gala, we are celebrating the power of the entrepreneurial spirit and the diverse backgrounds that make up this community. During the evening we will be paying special tribute to women entrepreneurs as well as veterans who have transitioned back to civilian life and have created their own businesses.  The USHCC Foundation will be partnering with a veteran’s organization and donating a portion of the profits raised that night to a program supporting veteran entrepreneurs.  

We are honored to have AT&T is serving as this year’s Title Sponsor and Thaddeus Arroyo, AT&T’s CEO of Business Solutions and International, chairing our Gala. 

If you are interested in sponsoring our Gala or would like an individual ticket please click the button below.

 

2017 Speakers

  • Javier Palomarez

    Javier Palomarez

    President & CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    Javier Palomarez is the President and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), America's largest Hispanic business association. The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.1 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $661 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide.
  • Nina Vaca

    Nina Vaca

    Chairman, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation
    Chairman & CEO, Pinnacle Group

    Nina Vaca is Pinnacle Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Her dynamic leadership over the past 19 years has propelled the company from a niche IT services firm to the workforce solutions powerhouse it is today, with a suite of business lines that address the range of human capital challenges companies face today.
  • David Vobora

    David Vobora

    Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman
    Adaptive Training Foundation

    David Vobora is a 5 year veteran of the NFL. He was “Mr. Irrelevant” (the last pick) in the 2008 NFL Draft. Rather than being discouraged, he relished the opportunity to prove doubters wrong – just as he had as an Idaho Vandal standout football player for 4 years. Vobora radiates a relentless spirit and indomitable optimism. He has an immense work ethic and strategic insights into personal and professional performance refined by both adversity and achievement.

    Adaptive Training Foundation was established to restore hope through movement to those with physical impairment by creating opportunities for adaptive athletes to train and compete. ATF is not rehab. ATF is designed to provide quality, individual and customized training that will help each athlete create a sustainable lifestyle change.
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Gala Chairs

  • Thaddeus Arroyo

    Thaddeus Arroyo

    Thaddeus was appointed Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Business in December 2016. He is responsible for the company’s integrated global business organization, which serves nearly 3.5 million business customers in nearly 200 countries and territories, including nearly all of the world’s Fortune 1000 companies. His customer base spans across the public sector, including federal, state and local agencies; multinational corporations around the globe; medium and small businesses; as well as wholesalers and partners.
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More Speakers to Come!

 


 

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Robust Programs

From our BizVenture Entrepreneurship Program to the At the Table: Women in Business and Leadership initiative, the USHCC Foundation focuses on equipping today and tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and executives with the skills and resources needed to lead thriving businesses and organizations, create American jobs, enrich local communities and reach their full potential. 

And the all of the proceeds from tonight’s event fund all of these robust programs and an array of scholarship programs. 

 

BizVenture & Tables to Opportunities 

Our BizVenture Collegiate Entrepreneurship Competition is the USHCC Foundation’s premier program to spur the entrepreneurial spirit in college students. During a three day pitch competition, BizVenture business coaches show participants how to create business plans, proposals, and pitches as well as provide mentorship to guide them along the way. The three winners receive a scholarship and will be honored at the annual USHCC Foundation Gala.

Tables to Opportunities (T2O) is a networking session that connects the business leaders of today and tomorrow to provide our next generation of entrepreneurs with mentorship and career support. T2O accomplishes this by facilitating multiple conversations between T2O mentors and BizVenture students where mentors deliver advice in a small group setting. 

 

At the Table: Women in Business and Leadership

At the Table: Women in Business and Leadership is one of the key initiatives the USHCC Foundation built to support future female business leaders and ignite the entrepreneurial spirit of communities across America. This initiative is comprised of two components: The Enterprise Accelerator and the Speaker Series. The Enterprise Accelerator program gives participants access to tailored business and leadership training and the opportunity to strategically grow their network. The Speaker Series allows us to highlight the incredible women entrepreneurs, corporate executives, politicians and other trailblazers that are leading the nation’s economic and social growth.   

  

Chamber Training Institute

The USHCC Foundation Chamber Training Institute (CTI) is a 2-3 day accelerated training workshop that focuses on providing local chamber and non-profit business organization leaders with the training and tools they need to work more effectively to strengthen their local business communities. Presented by faculty from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, these trainings explore a range of topics including industry best practices, executive development, grant writing, and leadership training. 

 

National Day of Service

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation’s National Day of Service is a means to give back and strengthen chambers’ local communities. Each year, in December, the USHCC Foundation and many of its local chamber leaders from across the country partner with local charities and organizations to volunteer and provide support for their local neighborhoods.