September 24, 2015 – MINNEAPOLIS – On Sunday, September 27, The Family Partnership Chief Operating Officer Jerry Uribe was honored with the 2015 NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. Presented with the award during pregame of the Vikings/Chargers game by Minnesota Vikings Executive Vice President Lester Bagley, Jerry is one of 32 Hispanic leaders recognized nationally by the NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Team in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
“Together with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, we are proud to recognize individuals who are an inspiration in their local Hispanic communities,” said Jaime Weston, NFL Senior Vice President of Marketing, Creative and Branding. “We applaud all recipients for the time and dedication they have devoted to make an impact on the lives of others.”
“We are thrilled to partner with the NFL to honor Hispanic leaders who are making an impact on communities all over America,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of Hispanic Heritage Foundation. “It is important to highlight their leadership not only in the traditional Latino regions but in recently-growing areas as well. The NFL made sure that beyond the recognition there is an investment in local nonprofits. There is no better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month than to make a difference in the Latino community year round.”
About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation: The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is an award-winning nonprofit which inspires, identifies, prepares and connects Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions. For more information on the year-round, high-impact programs and work of HHF, including the Hispanic Heritage Awards, visit hispanicheritage.org.