May 21, 2012
On May 18th, at the Garden City Hotel, Círculo de la Hispanidad held its Annual Gala to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the organization and to raise funds for Círculo’s Scholarship Fund. This year the organization honored: Arthur A. Gianelli, President and CEO of the NuHealth System, Maria Luisa Gonzalez, dance instructor at Círculo de la Hispanidad, Nancy Iglesias, Executive Consultant and Coordinator, Dr. George Santiago, Jr., President and CEO of Briarcliffe College, and Angelo Zuffante, Regional Marketing Manager of Long Island of United Health Care Community Plan.
Along with Legislator Ford were nearly 300 attendees, including elected officials, sponsors and friends, contributed to this successful Gala, with a first class banquet, orchestra, D.J. and a lot of dancing.
“With help from the community, Círculo makes a difference in the lives of youth by emphasizing the importance of education as a pathway to success” said Mrs. Ford.
Seated (Honorees): Arthur Gianelli, Maggie Malito, Nancy Iglesias, Maria Luisa Gonzalez, Gladys Serrano, Dr. George Santiago, Angelo Zuffante.
Standing: joining Legislator Denise Ford and Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby are the Board of Directors of Círculo de la Hispanidad