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Volunteering, Foundation and Scholarships – The Event

October 18, 2010

On Saturday (October 16, 2010) The Latino Foundation of Stamford, Inc. had its annual Generation of Pioneers Award Ceremony. 

from Rt. Hon. Jose Marinero, Hon. Capt. John Sierra, Galdino Velasco, Mayor Michael Pavia, Eva Padilla, Marisol Carde, Hon. Maria de Jesus Solis, Hon. Carolina Osorio, Hon. Rafael Angel Barquero

The event was a success.  We had a wonderful night full of music, fun and food.

Aside from the Honorees and their families, a lot of people stopped in to join us.

Congressman Himes and our Volunteer Media Youth Group

First County Bank Reps.

Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia

We also had our volunteers who contributed their time and effort to the event.

LAFOS Volunteer Group from Rt. Gabrielle, Maria, Mark, Katherine and Luke.

Our Youth Photographer

Working hard at the Raffle Table

We also had lovely donated gifts from

  • Pirate Alula
  • Professional Pools and Spas
  • Carde Studios
  • The Connecticut Roller Derby Girls
  • Noelles Spa for Beauty and Wellness
  • Stilettoteez

The Raffle Table

With the generous donations that we received we where able to raise over $200 that will go towards next years scholarship.

President and Founder Galdino Velasco

The dress I was wearing that night is from Mexico and it's a traditional outfit called a Huipil.

Thanking our Volunteers

At the end of the night it turned out to be a smashing success and everyone had a great time. The Honorees enjoyed themselves and we where able to raise some funds towards keeping the foundations mission of providing a scholarship.  

If you’d like to volunteer for the foundation or would like to donate please contact me at or visit the foundations website at

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 21, 2010 2:02 am

    I like that some of the donated gifts included booze.

    • October 21, 2010 9:10 am

      Yea actually when we got that bottle and I announced more then half the people got up to buy tickets.. it was awesome!

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