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.
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.
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.
2014 BVA Dinner
To commemorate CLLARO’s 50th anniversary, this year’s theme was “La Alegría de Nuestra Cultura”.
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