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Gálvez Cup

2017 Gálvez Cup awarded to Jenny Hamilton

The prestigious Gálvez Cup for 2017 has been awarded to Ms. Jenny Hamilton, the dynamic Executive Director of the New Orleans Ballet Association. The award will be presented to Ms. Hamilton at the 2017 Azúcar Ball on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The Gálvez Cup, the highest recognition awarded by the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation, is presented to a person or entity that has been, through unselfish effort and devotion, of the greatest assistance to the Foundation in its work. The award is named after the most efficient and progressive governor of Louisiana during the Spanish governance period (1776-1783), Don Bernardo de Gálvez.  Ms. Hamilton has worked with the NOHHF in several programs that allow local young Hispanics access to free dancing classes and has been instrumental over the years in bringing to New Orleans the Ballet Hispánico of New York,  Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Ballet Folklórico de México, tango groups from Argentina and many other such dance and artistic groups showcasing the Hispanic culture throughout the word.

About the Gálvez Cup

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The Gálvez Cup, the highest recognition awarded by the NOHHF, is presented to that person or entity that has been, through unselfish effort and devotion, of the greatest assistance to the Foundation in its work. The award is named after the most dynamic, efficient and progressive governor of Louisiana during the Spanish governance period (1776-1783), Don Bernardo de Gálvez. The brilliant military and political career of Governor Gálvez is highlighted by his assistance to the American colonists’ struggle for independence in driving the British from what is now the southeastern portion of the United States and from the strategically important Mississippi River Valley. The Coat of Arms authorized for Don Bernardo and the House of Gálvez by the King of Spain includes the now-famous motto “Yo solo” (I alone) to commemorate his personal bravery at the Battle of Pensacola in 1871. Following the mandate of Carlos III to restore Spanish respectability and grandeur through social, economic, and political restructuring and regeneration, Gálvez focused his enlightened spirit of reform on Louisiana. Not only did Gálvez rebuild this city after the great fires of the late 1700s, but he opened the doors to immigrants of all nationalities insuring its future growth and diversity. The waves of social and economic growth launched under the Gálvez administration were to be felt for years to come.

GALVEZ CUP RECIPIENTS

  • 1990 Mr. Lucas Bentivoglio
  • 1991 Reverend Herbert Arrunategui
  • 1992 Kiwanis Club of Little Havana
  • 1993 Phillip Morris
  • 1994 Not awarded
  • 1995 Mayor Marc Morial
  • 1996 Father Pedro Núñez
  • 1997 Mr. John Schwegmann
  • 1998 Mr. Mark Kury
  • 1999 Mr. King Milling
  • 2000 Mr. Víctor Castellón
  • 2001 Mr. William M. Metcalf, Jr.
  • 2002 Ms. Barbara G. Spencer
  • 2003 Mayor Ray Nagin
  • 2004 Mr. Gustavo Duque
  • 2005 Juan Jorge and Ana Ester Gershanik
  • 2006 Mr. Martin Gutiérrez
  • 2007 Dr. Raoul Rodríguez
  • 2008 Maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto
  • 2009 Mr. Eugene J. Schreiber
  • 2010 José and Ileana Suquet
  • 2011 Mr. Rafael Goyeneche, III
  • 2012 Dr. Patrick J. Quinlan
  • 2013 Dr. Nicolás Bazán
  • 2014 Chef Adolfo García
  • 2015 Hernán Caro, Luis Colmenares and Mario Villa
  • 2016 Mr. Arnold Donald
  • 2017 Ms. Jenny Hamilton

2017 Scholars Ceremony

The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation honored its 2017 scholars from the finest public, private and parochial schools in the New Orleans area, awarding 53 scholarships and providing the environment for the scholars and their families to meet their heads of schools and school counselors, as well as the members of the Board of Directors of the NOHHF and many friends and sponsors of the Foundation. 34 graduating seniors and 19 underclassmen from 17 participating local high schools were recognized at the 2017 ceremony and reception which took place at the Henson Auditorium of Isidore Newman School, in New Orleans, on April 26th.

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2017 Azúcar Ball

The 2017 Azúcar Ball promises to be a fantastic affair. Our most important fundraising event of the year will take place Saturday, December 2nd at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Avenue, starting with the Patron Party at 7:00PM and followed by a fun-filled Ball at 8:00PM. Great music, dancing, food from New Orleans’ finest restaurants, great silent auction, a unique raffle and much more. Mark your calendar!! Save-the-date cards are being sent out prior to the invitations.