DALLAS , Aug. 19, 2020 / PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE / – The DFW Hispanic 100, a network of Hispanic women leaders from the Dallas / Ft. Worth area working to increase business and leadership opportunities for Latinas, will honor to Viola Delgado with his American Living Legend (LLL) award 2020 and Anette Landeros with America Emerging Leader (SHE) award.
The LLL award recognizes the lifelong commitment of a Latina from the DFW area who has distinguished herself through her profession, community involvement and civic engagement, volunteerism, and / or philanthropic efforts.
“Viola has dedicated a lifetime to expressing and sharing the dynamic legacy of the Hispanic community through her art,” said Linda Valdez-Thompson , president of the DFW Hispanic 100. “Through her public art, curatorial work, and her own exhibitions, Delgado has addressed the community’s need for more voices to tell the story of women of color. “
Viola Delgado is not only a gifted artist, but is also recognized as a tireless community activist and philanthropist. Throughout his career, he has donated works for silent auctions, fundraisers, and public facilities valued at more than $ 100,000 . He has made donations to institutions and organizations such as the African American Museum, Latino Culture Center, Cara Mia , Junior Player , Big Thought, Truitt Elementary Mural, Dallas Public Library Central Branch, Guadalupe Catholic Church, Good Shepard Catholic Church, City of Dallas City Hall , Dallas Challenge, SAFIR, Old Settle Recreation Center ( McKinney, Texas ), Texas A&M in Kingsville, Texas ,Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (Dallas Hispanics for the Cure), La Peña El Corazón Exhibit Fundraisers ( Austin, Texas ), Dallas Children’s Hospital, Erin Kelso Liver Transplant Foundation, North Texas Food Bank, and Amnesty International. These donations have helped raise thousands of dollars for causes that promote multiculturalism and several important community initiatives to promote equity and access to services.
Delgado has been a member of the Public Art Committee, La Reunion Advisory Committee, ARTE, and several other art-related organizations. Delgado has also guided and mentored generations of young and emerging artists through her work in different organizations and local schools.
Viola’s research on the culture and history of a project has made her a highly sought after artist for various public and commercial projects in the Dallas / Fort Worth area . His murals can be found at the Latino Cultural Center, Dallas ; at Stevens Park and Tolbert Elementary Schools, Dallas ; at the Dallas West Library Courtyard and at Vickery Village / Buckner Baptist Children’s Home, Dallas . Some of his extraordinary medallions are found at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s International Terminal D and at Lake June and Rowlett stations.of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). The Dallas Observer named its DFW International Airport medallion one of 10 points of interest. She has also curated exhibitions at the Latino Cultural Center for six years.
The ELLA award recognizes a Latina professional who makes an impact on women and girls through her commitment and leadership in her community and profession.
“Anette believes deeply in mentoring and aims to pass on to new generations the power of knowing how to navigate opportunities for personal and professional growth,” added Valdez-Thompson. “Anette sets out to create the personal and professional networks that help others thrive in both their corporate role and their community endeavors. Her volunteer efforts are centered on her passion for leveling the professional playing field for women and communities of color”.
As President and CEO of the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FWHCC), Anette Landerosis dedicated to providing valuable programming to businesses, advocating for the importance of workforce development and creating opportunities for economic mobility for all chamber members. Since she was recently appointed to this role in July 2019, Anette has been working diligently to strengthen the chamber’s partnerships and its community outreach. Anette is currently leading the chamber on her Fort Worth Forward 2020 strategic plan and the recently launched Business BounceBack B3 initiative to help businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. Previously, Anette led teams of federal auditors in evaluating program performance and compliance for the Office of the Inspector General, US Department of Transportation. Anette has contributed to award-winning reports that have had a broad impact on the transportation industry. Also,Anette Soto Landeros is currently the former state president of the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas , an organization committed to the advancement of women in the public, corporate, and civic spheres. Anette remains the youngest person elected to lead the organization’s mission statewide and provided direction for chapters located in eight different cities in Texas .
Anette is a recognized agent of change and dynamic leader who has spent nearly a decade committed to the growth and success of Latinas within the Latino community and the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas specifically. She has cultivated a valuable network of corporate and community relationships demonstrating a strong sense of integrity and a tremendous work ethic.
Delgado and Landeros’ contributions to Latinos in the Dallas area will be recognized during a virtual event on October 1, 2020. Funds raised from the event will benefit H100 and its Latina Giving Circle.
Past recipients of the Latina Living Legend Award include some of North Texas’s most prominent Latina leaders , including the Honorable Anita N. Martínez, Gloria Campos , Adelfa B. Callejo , Dr. Gloria Contreras , Dolores Gómez Barzune, Dr. Catalina García, Sheriff Lupe Valdez , Dr. Michele Bobadilla , Bea Salazar , Mercedes Olivera , who was honored posthumously, and Lupita Colmenero .
About The Hispanic 100
The Hispanic 100 is a network of leading Hispanic women from the Dallas area who are committed to increasing business development opportunities for Hispanic women-owned businesses and promoting the leadership roles of Hispanic women in the sectors public and private. The organization’s endowment fund supports the educational and social initiatives of Latinas. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.dfwhispanic100.org .
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