Comcast recently honored eight community volunteers in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, at the fourth-annual Comcast Hispanic Hero Awards. The event was held Friday, Sept. 20 at the Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston. The honorees were recognized for their commitment to making a difference in the community through volunteerism, mentorship, advocacy and civic engagement. Comcast also announced it will donate $1,000 to the nonprofit organization of each honoree’s choice.
“The Hispanic Hero Awards give us an opportunity to recognize those who have played a vital role in positive change in their communities while celebrating the diversity of this great city,” said Ralph Martinez, senior vice president for Comcast’s Houston region. “These exceptional individuals have demonstrated selfless commitment and to hear their individual stories of how they’ve chosen to dedicate their time to make an impact on this great city is simply inspiring.”
2019 Hispanic Hero Award Honorees
Honorees were judged on criteria that included their personal impact in the community, helping further the mission of a nonprofit organization and overcoming personal obstacles. Judges for the awards include Anna Babin, CEO, United Way of Greater Houston; Tony Canales, President and General Manager, KTMD – Telemundo Houston; Karla Cisneros, City of Houston Council Member, District 8; Giselle Greenwood, Editor in Chief, Houston Business Journal; David Medina, Director Multicultural Community Relations, Rice University; Sonny Messiah Jiles, CEO, Houston Defender; Christina Morales, Texas State Representative, District 145; and Dr. Juan Sanchez Munoz, President, University of Houston Downtown.
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