Bernie Valdez Awards

Each year, the Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy and Research Organization honors individuals who consistently demonstrate their commitment to supporting the Latino community by hosting an awards event and fundraiser to honor the first Chairman of CLLARO’s board, Bernard “Bernie” Valdez, as well as the long-lasting efforts of community leaders who are improving the lives of Latinos across the state. Award categories include Social Justice, Education, Public Policy, and Community Service.

 

2017 BVA

The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace | Nov 10, 2017

More Details to come, STAY TUNED!

 


2016 BVA Luncheon

This year’s theme, “Las Raíces de Nuestras Contribuciones“, celebrates our accomplishments while acknowledging strong roots of activism, advocacy, and leadership from those who came before us.

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Awardees

The Federico Peña Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Ken Salazar

The Lena Archuleta Education Award Presented to Arturo Jiménez

The Roger Cisneros Public Policy Award Presented to Senator Leroy Garcia

The Sheldon Steinhauser Community Service Award Presented to Mannie Rodriguez

The Alianza Award Presented to Tommy Espinoza & Raza Development Fund

The Alianza Award Presented to MillerCoors

The Polly Baca Social Justice Award Presented to Honorary Rosemary Rodriguez

 

September 23, 2016

Mile High Station

Reception | 11:30 AM

Awards Ceremony | 1:00 PM

 Over 200 individuals from small businesses, government agencies, civic and community organizations, and sister non-profits were in attendance this year!


2015 BVA Dinner

This year’s theme, “Celebrando Tiempo y Cultura”, celebrates our accomplishments over time while embracing the longevity and beauty of our culture.

 

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Awardees

The Federico Pena Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Katherine Archuleta

The Lena Archuleta Education Award Presented to Lt. Governor & Executive Director Joe Garcia for the Colorado Department of Higher Education

The Roger Cisneros Public Policy Award Presented to State Representative Joseph Salazar

The Sheldon Steinhauser Community Service Award Presented to Solomon Joe Juarez

The Alianza Award Presented to Western Union

The Inauguration of the Polly Baca Social Justice Award

 

September 19th, 2015

Grand Hyatt Denver

Reception | 6:00 PM

Awards Dinner | 7:00 PM

 More than 300 individuals from small businesses, government agencies, civic and community organizations, and sister non-profits were in attendance!

2014 BVA Dinner

To commemorate CLLARO’s  50th anniversary, this year’s theme was “La Alegría de Nuestra Cultura”.

 

Awardees

 

The Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Hon. Federico Peña

The Lena Archuleta Award Presented to Dr. Ramon Del Castillo

The Roger Cisneros Public Policy Award Presented to Senator Jessie Ulibarri

The Sheldon Steinhauser Award Presented to Mr. Lawrence Martinez

The CLLARO Alianza Award Presented to Mile High United Way

 

Reception | 5:00 PM

Awards Dinner | 6:00 PM