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Negocios Now to publish a list of “Latinos in Philanthropy”

The publication also highlights Hispanics in Business, Government, Media, Nonprofits, and Real Estate in its upcoming Who's Who edition.

Esteban Montero

Chicago, June 30 – Negocios Now is publishing a list of Latinos in Philanthropy in the special edition of Who’s Who in Hispanic Business, which will be unveiled during its annual gala on July 19 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel.

Most of those on the list were recognized with the Corazón in Philanthropy award, instituted by Cabrera Capital, Angeles Investors, and Croke Fairchild Duarte & Bares, and presented at a ceremony at the Chicago Club last March.

“I want to congratulate Martin Cabrera, David Olivencia, Adela Cepeda, and Lisa Duarte for this initiative and for allowing us to include this list in our efforts to highlight extraordinary Hispanics,” said Nicado.

“Although Negocios Now reported on this initiative in its April edition, we considered it important to publish the complete list in this annual edition to recognize those who make a difference in our country through noble causes. This list pays tribute to all those who, in one way or another, open their charitable hearts to the community from which they come,” he said.

“We commend this initiative and encourage others to join the countless Latinos who show their generosity, often anonymously, where it is most needed,” said Nicado.

As part of its Who’s Who edition and Gala, Negocios Now publishes over 200 leader profiles in Business, Government, Media, Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Real Estate. Recently, the publication announced a list of ‘50 Powerful Hispanics in Corporate.”

Since 2014, Negocios Now has recognized thousands of Hispanic leaders in different fields. It is celebrating its 17th anniversary as a unique publication focused on the Latino business and professional community.

Who’s Who special edition will be presented during Negocios Now’s Gala on July 19 at Fairmont Chicago Millennial Park. Tickets are still available at NegociosNow.com/Whoiswho

Below is the list of Latinos in Philanthropy. The rest of the List will be published soon.

Sandra Aponte

Program Officer

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Christine Brambila  

Senior Program Officer of Mental Health 

Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation

Zaidy Cárdenas

Executive Officer

Maestro Cares Foundation

Denise Castillo Dell Isola 

Program Director for Early Childhood

Irving Harris Foundation

Sherly Chavarria 

Senior Program Officer

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

Sol Flores

President & CEO

Lester Knight Family Foundation

Aurora Flores Garcia 

Senior Program Officer for Education

Circle of Service Foundation

Nora Garcia 

Director of Programs

Healthy Communities Foundation

Sylvia Garcia


The Chicago Community Trust

Lizette Garza 

Program Director

Crossroads Fund

Vanessa Hall

Manager of community partnerships and engagement

Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas

Adolfo Hernandez


Pritzker Family Foundation

Antonio Martinez, Jr.

President & CEO

Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation

Michelle Morales 


Woods Fund Chicago

Samuel Muñeton Jr.

Associate Program Officer

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Katya Nuques 

Director of the Little Village Portfolio

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Destiny Ortega 

Education Program Officer

Crown Family Philanthropies

Lauren Pabst

Senior Program Officer

MacArthur Foundation

Amy J. Peña 

General Counsel 

The Chicago Community Trust

Marisela Rodriguez 

Manager, Community Outreach


Analía Rodríguez

Leadership Investment Program Officer

Field Foundation of Illinois

Jose Rodriguez

Director, Community Capital Portfolio

Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Luis Roman 

Program Officer

JB and MK Pritzker Family Foundation

Andrea Sáenz 

President & CEO

The Chicago Community Trust

Sylvia Saldivar Sykes

Executive Director

Cook County Health Foundation

Sendy Soto 

Senior Director

The Chicago Community Trust

Jenny Valdes de Valle

Program Officer

Evanston Community Foundation

Tomas Uriostegui

Program Officer

Julian Grace Foundation

For more information, contact Kelly Yelmene, at kyelmene@negociosnow.com or call us at 773.942.7410

About Negocios Now

Negocios Now is currently the most awarded Hispanic business publication in the US. The publication reaches out to over 250,000 print readers and thousands nationwide through its digital platform. We inform Latino businesses about good business strategies. We connect companies that offer B2B services through our networking events. Negocios Now has received over 20 national awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications and a “Peter Lisagor Award” for General Excellence. Negocios Now hosts Who’s Who in Hispanic Business and Latinos 40 under 40 who celebrate in ChicagoNew York, and SV/San Francisco. Negocios Now’s founder, Clemente Nicado, was named “Latino Publisher of the Year 2018” in the US by the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP). He’s also a Board member of Allies for Community Business.