2016 USHLI Annual Dinner & Fundraiser
The mission of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) is to fulfill the promises and principles of democracy by empowering minorities and similarly disenfranchised groups, promoting research, education, and leadership development, and by maximizing civic awareness and participation in the electoral process.
USHLI is an award-winning Chicago-based national, non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt organization. The four pillars of its work are education, servant leadership development, civic engagement, and research.
USHLI has trained over 900,000 present and future leaders by offering leadership development programs including Grassroots Leadership, Collegiate Leadership, Students for an Educated Democracy, Citizens for an Educated Democracy, our National Conference held annually and the Student Leadership Series.
For the last 34 years, USHLI has sponsored the largest Latino leadership conference in the nation attracting over 6,500 past, present and future leaders from 40 states.
USHLI's flagship program is the Student Leadership Series (SLS), currently in its 6th year. The SLS has grown from 10 events to over 100 and from 15,000 students to over 165,000 students, teachers, administrators and parents in over 700 schools in 35 states annually.
USHLI has awarded over $1.3 million in scholarships and internships to college students and partners with Ford Motor Company, McDonald’s Corporation, General Motors and Denny’s to promote scholarships available to Hispanic students.
USHLI has published 425 studies on Hispanic demographics including our flagship publication - the Almanac of Latino Politics which includes profiles of 50 states and 435 congressional districts and information on the growth and impact of immigration.
USHLI's 21st Century Leaders Internship Program participants have registered nearly 130,000 new voters, mostly newly naturalized citizens since 2006 and more than any other youth program in the nation; bringing our total to over 2.3 million new voters.
Dr. Juan Andrade is the 4th Latino in history to be decorated by the governments of the United States and Mexico. In 2001 he received a medal from President Bill Clinton in a White House ceremony “for the performance of exemplary deeds of service for the nation in promoting civic education and leadership development.” In 2011 he received the National Ohtli Award, the highest honor presented by the government of Mexico to non-resident Hispanics “for service to the Mexican and Mexican American communities.”
- National Organization of the Year, presented by Univision Communications
- Keepers of the Dream, presented by the National Immigration Forum
- Vice Chair, HACR, Hispanic Association for Corporate Responsibility
- Executive Officer-at-Large, NHLA, National Hispanic Leadership Agenda
How do I apply the discount code?
Select the green "Tickets" button to apply a discount code. Once the module opens, click on the “Enter Promotional Code” link. Then enter the discount code into the text field and click "Apply."
Where is the ballroom located?
When entering from the West Tower from Stetson Drive, take the escalator two floors down to the Gold Level. The entrance to the Regency Ballroom will be to your left.
What is on the menu?
Artisanal Lettuce with Roasted Summer Squashes and Lemon-Cumin Vinaigrette
Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa served with Serrano Wrapped Asparagus & Mashed Jalapeno-Cilantro Sweet Potatoes or Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten-Free option.
Turtle Cheese Cake with Stewed Michigan Cherries
What are my parking options for the event?
$32 for Valet Parking. Please see a USHLI staff member for a discount voucher.
What is the Dress Code?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, we are able to check in guests without tickets.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please call our office at 312-427-8683.
What is the refund deadline?
August 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM CST. No-show attendees are non-refundable.
5:30 PM Reception
6:25 PM Welcome Remarks
Luis C. Caban
Chairman, USHLI Board of Directors
Introduction to Text-to-Donate
6:30 PM Keynote Speaker
Hon. Bill Richardson
Former Governor, New Mexico
6:50 PM Dinner
7:35 PM Sponsor Remarks
Gregory D. Jones
Managing Director, Diversity & Inclusion, United
7:45 PM Recognition of Sponsors & Special Guests
Annual Dinner Sponsors
Introduction of 21st Century Interns
8:05 PM Text-to-Donate
8:15 PM Closing Remarks
Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr.
8:30 PM Adjourn