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Jaleo Students at the Unanue Latino Institute Gala.

Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute: El Caribe 2018!

Symbols of Cuba including a bird, the Cuban flag, a butterfly, a drum and a guitar under the words "El Caribe 2018."

The Unanue Latino Institute's Annual Gala, one of the organization’s largest and most anticipated events of the year, is a festive celebration that takes inspiration from the extraordinary Latino leaders, scholars, and humanitarians in our community. This year's gala, being held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the famed New York Athletic Club, is dedicated to our Caribbean roots, three special Latino leaders across the business, legal, and spiritual community, and the students whose lives are forever impacted by the generosity of others. We anticipate an evening filled with dinner, dancing, exciting silent auction bidding, and a special recognition of our distinguished honorees. All proceeds raised from our annual gala benefit the Unanue Latino Institute’s initiatives including, but not limited to, scholarship aid, professional development, leadership training, and outreach programs for first-generation college students.

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Become a Valued Partner

We hope you will join us for this festive event as an Event Sponsor to help us continue the important work of the Unanue Latino Institute. Please click here to view our impact statement and a list of all the benefits associated with your sponsorship opportunity, including having your brand presented to the 200 business leaders, accomplished professionals, scholars, and luminaries from the NJ/NY metropolitan area in attendance. We hope you will find our sponsorship opportunities a worthy social investment for you and your organization. Thank you in advance for supporting our efforts to empower the next generation of student leaders and the legacy of the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor

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Gold Sponsor
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Bronze Sponsor
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  • Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • Location: The New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019
  • Cocktail Hour: 6:30 p.m.
  • Dinner & Dance: 7:30 p.m.
    Festive Attire
    Limited Seating; R.S.V.P. by October 15
Rumba 2016 Awards


Excelencia Award:
Arlene Quiñones Perez
Partner, DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP

Humanitario Award:
The Most Reverend Manuel A. Cruz, D.D.
Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Newark

Magno Award:
Ernie Diaz
EVP, Head of US Distribution, TD BANK

Can't Attend?

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to make a donation to The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute, please click here »

Past Events

For more information about Rumba 2016! please click here to read our event recap, or watch the following videos from the evening. 

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