Recap: 8th Annual Three Kings Day Celebration
LUCHA hosted its 8th Annual Three Kings Celebration on January 10, 2014 in order to recognize stakeholders whose partnerships help LUCHA serve its mission year after year. Key Awards included:
The LUCHA Legacy Award. This award recognizes stakeholders who have helped cement LUCHA's legacy in some capacity during the previous year
The Pablo Medina Award. Named after Pablo Medina (a LUCHA founder and Director of Intergroup Relations with the Chicago Commission on Human Relations), this award recognizes stakeholders who have significantly impacted LUCHA's mission during the previous year.
2014 Awardees included Landon, Bone, and Baker Architects (The LUCHA Legacy Award) as recognition for its role in LUCHA's rehabilitation of its Borinquen Bella rental property as well as BMO Harris Bank (The Pablo Medina Award) for its ongoing support of LUCHA's Neighborhood Reinvestment Program. LUCHA also recognized two of its employees for their exemplary contributions: Ana Velez for her 20 years of service; and Charlene Andreas for her contributions as Interim Executive Director during 2013.
Guests were treated to a delicious Puerto Rican feast as well as to specialty beers and wines which were generously donated by the Beverage Testing Institute. Guests also had the opportunity to enjoy other festivities, including a raffle (which featured prizes such as a dinner for Two at Fogo de Chão, White Sox Tickets, and a 40" Plasma Television) as well as dancing to music mixed by DJ Flash.
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend. We look forward to seeing you next year!