Are you hungry to make deep connections and learn more about our community’s most pressing needs?
It will expand your mind and question your assumptions,” Ana Arias, Principal, Arias Global Consulting, LLC, and a recent Leadership Fellows participant, said in a video celebrating her cohort’s graduation.
In addition, a selection committee composed of Leadership Fellows alumni also encourages nominations for the first-ever recipient of the Nino Gallo Leadership Award
. Nino (pictured here), a native of Chile and Leadership Fellows alumnus, passed away on Dec. 1, 2020 of COVID-19.
The new award will honor a resident of Boulder County who is an immigrant or a descendant of a recent immigrant who embodies Nino’s legacy, including his innovative work on behalf of immigrants and the economically disadvantaged that shaped community engagement efforts, programs and policies throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties.
“Nino’s name will resonate and carry on to future generations,” said Norma Fuentes, Nino’s widow and long-time community activist. “Through this award, we hope that immigrants and descendants of immigrants can see themselves through Nino's life work because – as we know – representation is power.”
Donations are welcomed
to fund the award in future years. Supporter Bob Norris has generously offered a 1:1 match of up to $10K in support of this award. Already, more than 30 donors have contributed. Please help us raise an additional $6,500
, so we can receive this full match. And please help us spread the word by forwarding this message to your networks.