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Nino Gallo Leadership Award

Community Foundation Boulder County has established the Nino Gallo Leadership Award, to recognize outstanding local leaders who embody the characteristics of our friend, Nino Gallo.

The award will advance 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, a native of Chile passed away on Dec. 1, 2020 of COVID-19.

The award is intended to honor a resident of Boulder County who is an immigrant or a descendant of a recent immigrant who embodies Nino’s legacy including:

  • innovative work on behalf of immigrants
  • support for the economically-disadvantaged
  • influence on community engagement efforts
  • impact on local programs and policies

An award selection committee will review applications and determine the honoree. A $1,000 award will be presented to the honoree.

“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.”

 

Submit a Nomination >>

Donate to help fund the award in future years >>

 

Previous Nino Gallo Leadership Award Recipients:

2023— Ana Fernandez Frank

2022 — Michael Lozano Roman

2021 — Angela Maria Ortiz Roa 

 


 

 

Nino Gallo Leadership Award

Community Foundation Boulder County has established the Nino Gallo Leadership Award, to recognize outstanding local leaders who embody the characteristics of our friend, Nino Gallo.

The award will advance 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, a native of Chile passed away on Dec. 1, 2020 of COVID-19.

The award is intended to honor a resident of Boulder County who is an immigrant or a descendant of a recent immigrant who embodies Nino’s legacy including:

  • innovative work on behalf of immigrants
  • support for the economically-disadvantaged
  • influence on community engagement efforts
  • impact on local programs and policies

An award selection committee will review applications and determine the honoree. A $1,000 award will be presented to the honoree.

“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.”

 

Submit a Nomination >>

Donate to help fund the award in future years >>

 

Previous Nino Gallo Leadership Award Recipients:

2023— Ana Fernandez Frank

2022 — Michael Lozano Roman

2021 — Angela Maria Ortiz Roa