The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced that Target will, for the 7th year, be the Presenting Sponsor of the 32nd Hispanic Heritage Awards, which will take place at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, October 1, 2019. The historic program, which was created by the White House in 1987 to commemorate establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America are among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions.
“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is thrilled to once again partner with Target and the Kennedy Center to collectively celebrate and share the great promise, accomplishments, and cultural pride of the Latino community through the 2019 Awardees and the powerful performances on the venerable stage,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. “More than ever, it’s important to shine the spotlight on the tremendous value Latinos provide this great country we all share.” The 2019 Honorees will be announced over the coming months followed by the performers, hosts, presenters and other sponsors (visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C92ZiK5MxAs).
“Target is excited to be the presenting sponsor of the Hispanic Heritage Awards for the seventh year in a row. We’re proud to be a part of a program that highlights the amazing accomplishments of the Latinx community and the lasting contributions it has had on our country and the world,” said Laysha Ward, Target’s Executive Vice President and Chief External Engagement Officer. “We congratulate and thank all of this year’s honorees and we are inspired by their tireless commitment to service of others.”
Past Honorees of the Hispanic Heritage Awards have included Sonia Sotomayor, Rita Moreno, Plácido Domingo, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Gloria Estefan, Oscar Hijuelos, Martin Sheen, Ricky Martin, Rubén Blades, Fania All-Stars, Junot Diaz, José Feliciano, Carlos Vives, Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, Antonio Banderas, Juan Luis Guerra, Anthony Quinn, J Balvin, Zoe Saldana, Juan Marichal, Los Tigres Del Norte, Oscar de la Hoya, America Ferrera, Pedro Martinez, Luis Fonsi, Andy García, Gael Garcia Bernal, Latin Grammys, Diego Luna, and others.