Trailblazer & Unsung Heroine Nomination Form

Honoree Nomination Timeline:
› Nominations Open – December 7, 2019
› Nominations Deadline – February 29, 2020
› Application Review by LFF Committee – March 2, 2020 – March 12, 2020
› Awardee Notification – March 13, 2020
› Annual Luncheon and Award Presentations – May 15, 2020

Please submit the following in support of your nomination:
› One nomination form per nominee with complete information.
› Nominee’s resume/bio describing her background and contributions.
› Narrative supporting the criteria of your nomination and other pertinent details.
› Up to five letters of support from individuals/organizations or other written materials that support the nomination.

The Nomination Form and supporting documents should be submitted via e-mail in one single message and as a PDF attachment to In the subject line, please indicate Latinas First Foundation [Trailblazer and/or Unsung Heroine] Award. Any application received after the February 29, 2020 deadline will not be included for consideration by the Latinas First Foundation awards.


Latinas First Foundation has recognized Latina “Firsts” who have blazed a trail for others to follow – a Trailblazer. Below you will find the criteria for this award:

› Significant Latina First who has blazed a trail for others to follow.
› Extensive contributions to the Latinx community.
› Proven history of creating change and/or demonstrating impact benefiting the Latinx community at the local, state, or national level.
› Demonstrated leadership in the Latinx community.
› Record of recognition by peers for legal projects or professional achievements, such as business or non-profit affiliations.
› Record of recognition by other awards, honors, achievements, or publications that support this nomination.

Unsung Heroine

The Latinas First Foundation honors Latinas who have significant ties to Colorado and make a substantive, yet unrecognized, contribution to our community – an Unsung Heroine. Rosa Linda Aguirre (owner of Rosa Linda’s Mexican Café who served Thanksgiving meals to those in need for more than thirty years), Dr. Martha Urioste (First Latina to bring Montessori Education Movement to Public Schools in Denver), and Julie Gonzales (State Senator for District 34) are three shining examples of our Unsung Heroine award. Criteria for this award include:

› Commitment to the Latinas First Foundation’s Mission and to the Latinx community through pro bono, community service or other activities.
› Not often recognized for demonstrated efforts and commitment to the Latinx community.

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