Photo / coverage of Dancing to the Beat of Hope Gala
The Puerto Rican Family Institute has been serving New York’s communities with various programs in housing, case management, mental health, placement prevention, head start programs and more. The organization recently celebrated its 56th year with its annual gala “Dancing to the Beat of Hope”
The evening was relaxing, entertaining, a night of cocktails and networking at the Tribeca Rooftop in downtown Manhattan. The event began with a cocktail reception on the roof deck overlooking trendy Tribeca, the Hudson River and downtown Manhattan. The awards presentation followed in the loft below with dining and dancing followed the spectacular evening.
Mariano A. Díaz
President, C-Town Supermarket Graham Avenue
Guest of Honor
Rafael Pi Roman
TV Host/Producer, Thirteen – WNET
The Raúl Juliá Award:
Public Service Award:
Honorable Gustavo Rivera
New York State Senator
Community Service Award:
Director of Public Relations, Goya Foods, Inc.
Angela “Angie” Cabrera
Founding member, Hope for Families and Children Foundation
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Photos by J.R. Caballero
The Hope for Families and Children Foundation, Inc. is a not for profit 501(c) 3 charity Institution. Founded in 1989, our mission is to serve as the title holding corporation for capital assets and raise funds to sustain the Puerto Rican Family Institute’s goals of helping communities in need and changing lives. The Foundation has a strong belief in the potential of people of all races and ethnic backgrounds to achieve their dreams and aspirations. Through its fund development efforts the Foundation ensures that the programs of the Puerto Rican Family Institute continue to meet present and future community needs.
About the Puerto Rican Family Institute, Inc.
The Institute, founded in 1960, is a private, not for profit, multiservice human service organization. It provides culturally and linguistically sensitive services to families and children of all races and ethnic backgrounds in New York and Puerto Rico. For more information visit www.prfi.org.