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Leadership Class Awards


Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. promotes leadership in the community by recognizing Hispanics who excel in their field and service in the Hispanic community, with the exception of the "Orgullo" category where an individual of non-Hispanic descent is recognized for their service to the Hispanic community. The community is encouraged to nominate individuals in the following fields:

  • Art
  • Business
  • Civic Involvement
  • Education
  • Health
  • Media
  • Public Service/ Government
  • "Orgullo"

The leaders selected are recognized at the annual Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. Leadership Class Awards. Entertainment is provided. The community is invited each year to support the event with their attendance. The leaders are given the opportunity to give thanks to those who supported them and describe their inspirations. The leaders are also recognized for their service by media outlets. The leaders are encouraged to attend the event and their attendance is complimentary. Please click on Leadership Nomination to submit a nomination. A photo of the individual being nominated is required.  Only one nomination is needed for an individual, as additional nominations are disregarded. Judging is not based on the quantity of nominations for an individual, rather on the service and merits of the individual.

Criteria for nominations:
• Nominees must be Hispanic and may be part of the public sector or the private sector in the areas of arts, business, civic involvement, health, education, public service / government and the media. The "Orgullo" Award is given to an individual or organization, not Hispanic, whose contributions have made a positive contribution in the Hispanic community. Nominees must have achieved outstanding success in their fields of activity, whether a traditional career or an active career of voluntary service.
• Nominees must have resided in the Tampa Bay area at least three years.
• The current members of the Board, former members of the Board within the period of the last two years, the winners from the previous year and THHI sponsors are not eligible for nominations.

Criterio para las nominaciones:
• Los nominados deben ser hispanos y pueden ser parte del sector público o del sector privado en las áreas de las artes, los negocios, el involucramiento cívico, la salud, la educación, el servicio público / gobierno y los medios de comunicación. El Premio "Orgullo" se le otorga a una persona u organización no hispana cuyas contribuciones han favorecido a la comunidad hispana. Los nominados deben haber logrado un éxito excepcional en sus campos de actividad, ya sea una carrera tradicional o una carrera activa de servicio voluntario.
• Los nominados deben haber residido en el área de la Bahía Tampa por lo menos tres años.
• Los miembros actuales de la Junta Directiva, miembros anteriores de la Junta dentro del período de los últimos dos años, los premiados en el 2015 y los patrocinadores no son elegibles para las nominaciones.

All questions in regards to this event, please send an email to leadership@tampahispanic.org.
THHI would like to thank this year's event sponsors.
Without their support and dedication to Tampa's Hispanic community, this event would not be possible.

  • BB&T
  • MDM Graphics Studio
  • OnJ Construction
  • Deadline for on-line Nominations for the 2017 Leadership Class is August 15th.
  • Leadership Class Awards Date, Location & Cost for tickets: Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport
    4400 West Cypress Street
    Tampa, FL 33607
    Thursday September 21, 2017
    Individual Ticket: $50
    Corporate Table: $600

    The Future Leadership Class of 2017 thanks you for your support!
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