Girls Can Be What They Can See


9th Annual Luncheon – Update


Latinas First Foundation Community,

Our community is our top priority.  We hope you are all staying healthy and safe following recent developments about the spread of COVID-19.  We have spent a great deal of time evaluating whether we proceed with our Annual Luncheon on May 15, 2020 in real-time as the potential health and safety ramifications to our community and our students unfold.

Last week, Governor Jerod Polis declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 in Colorado and has issued pertinent guidelines to schools and institutions of higher education, as well as a declaration to Coloradans to exercise personal responsibility to protect public health, especially with vulnerable populations.  We take this responsibility seriously, particularly because our audience and guest list is comprised of a large number of vulnerable populations.  After much discussion and consultation with CDC guidance, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our Luncheon scheduled for May 15, 2020.

Although we sincerely want to celebrate our scholarship recipients and highlight our extraordinary award recipients in person, we are committed to helping prevent the spread of this virus and cannot ask that you show up at the risk of your health and safety, as well as the health and safety of your guests, our students and volunteers.  We feel that this decision to postpone the Luncheon is particularly appropriate given the size and format of our gathering, and we appreciate your understanding.

We also appreciate your dedication to the Latinas First Foundation and your commitment to our mission that “Girls Can Be What They Can See”.  As we model our behavior for our youth in response to this global crisis, we must also be mindful of our commitment to our 2020 scholarship recipients.  Our hard-working team of volunteers has reviewed more than 850 applications and has selected deserving scholarship recipients.  We will award all scholarships in 2020 as we originally planned to do, although we will not be able to celebrate these awards in person at our May 15th Luncheon.  Our mission remains the same and your financial assistance is imperative to our students.  We hope very much that you will still be able to support, participate and celebrate our exceptional scholarship and award recipients.  We are currently looking to reschedule for another date and will keep you apprised. Thank you for your understanding.

We look forward to celebrating with you in the future.

Meshach Rhoades and Juanita Chacon

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Congratulations to Our
2019 Latinas First Foundation
Scholarship Recipients

Sonia Adame
Anecia Al Bawab
Jaspe Arias Hernandez
Celina Marie Baros
Jazmine Galvan
Alejandra Garduño
Ariana Hernandez
Ashley Hernandez-Gutierrez
Edith Huizar
Lara Ledezma

Jicelle Lemus Corona
Gabriela Lopez
Daniela Lujan Vazquez
Riley Mata
Trinity Ornelas
Angela Maria Ortiz Roa
Jackeline Paz-Perlera
Nicole Peinado Maldonado
Melissa Perez Luna
Anahi Quezada Villa

Dayana Quintana
Vanessa Reyes
Camilla Rodriguez Guzman
Myreya Saenz
Katherine Santana
Ariadna Santos-Arriaga
Nevaeh Torres
Yatzari Venzor
Jennifer Zarate-Barron
Deidre Zuñiga

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Trailblazer and Unsung Heroine Honorees

Jordan Sauers | 2019 Trailblazer

Gloria Schoch | 2019 Trailblazer

Magdalena Aguayo | 2019 Unsung Heroine

Patty Salazar | 2019 Trailblazer

Kathy Maestas | 2019 Unsung Heroine

Judi Diaz Bonacquisti | 2019 Unsung Heroine

Deborah Quintana | 2019 Trailblazer

Rachel Griego | 2019 Unsung Heroine

Sandi Mays | 2018 Trailblazer

Dr. Patricia Baca | 2018 Trailblazer

Dusti Gurule | 2018 Unsung Heroine

Benita Olivas | 2017 Unsung Heroine

Lilia Cervantes | 2017 Unsung Heroine

Yoli Casas | 2017 Trailblazer

Maria Garcia Berry | 2018 Trailblazer

Belen Deleon | 2018 Trailblazer

Michelle McDaniel | 2018 Unsung Heroine

Jen Cuesta | 2017 Unsung Heroine

Denise Maes | 2017 Trailblazer

Crisanta Duran | 2017 Trailblazer

Carmen Morales | 2018 Trailblazer

Marcela de la Mar | 2018 Unsung Heroine

Mary Ontiveras | 2017 Unsung Heroine

Jeanette Trujillo-Lucero | 2017 Trailblazer

Irene Griego | 2017 Trailblazer

Latinas First Foundation 2019 Sponsors

If you need to contact the Latinas First Foundation Office:
(720) 625-8833
3000 South Jamaica Ct, #145, Aurora, CO. 80014