HIP Arrives in Washington, D.C. to Galvanize Latinos and Philanthropic Leaders

Contact: Sonia Melendez Reyes, sonia@hiponline.org (626) 274-4877

For Immediate Release: June 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. – June 5-7, 2019, Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) brings its annual in leadership conference to the nation’s capital to galvanize Latino philanthropists, national foundation leaders, and community trailblazers  to help chart the Latino community path forward in the U.S., the Caribbean and across the Americas.

This year’s conference theme, “The Time is Now; The Power is Ours,” reflects a rousing moment for Latinos in the U.S., and seeks to inspire leaders to challenge the human rights crisis facing Latinos across the U.S. from the southern border, to Puerto Rico, and throughout the Americas.

HIP will announce its latest innovation in philanthropy: the PowerUp Fund. The fund is committed to raising $58 million—$1 for every Latino that calls the U.S. home—and its goal is to balance the scales of economic justice, ensuring that Latinos have equal access to opportunity. The PowerUp Fund will provide comprehensive access to capital for Latino enterprises and nonprofits.

Additionally, HIP will launch its LatinxFunders dashboard, which chronicles philanthropic giving in the Latino community since 2013. Using grants data, LatinxFunders tracks changes in foundation grantmaking including its scale and priorities. It also maps the community issues addressed, strategies used, and regions served.

Onsite press credentials and interview requests with honorees, participants, and organization leadership will be available.

Hispanics in Philanthropy Leadership Conference

June 5-7, 2019

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

Agenda Highlights

Link to the full agenda.

Tuesday, June 4, 2016 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM:

¡Aqui Estamos! Kickoff Reception at the Organization of American States

Location: 200 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Thursday, June 6, 2019

12:00 PM – 12:50 PM: Lunch Plenary: Special Report – 2018 Midterm Elections & the Latino Vote with Soledad O’Brien and Epsy Campbell Barr, Vice President of Costa Rica

Room: Atrium Ballroom

1:00 PM – 3: 00 PM: Town Hall: 2020 – Our Future Is In Your Hands

Room: Atrium Ballroom

3:45 PM – 5:15 PM: Tiburón Tank (Shark Tank)

In this competition, several entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas for innovative social enterprises to a panel of judges — and the audience. Who will win a startup investment? The judges, and you, will decide

Room: Atrium Ballroom

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