29th Annual Compañeros Awards Luncheon

The Compañeros Awards Luncheon is an annual a fundraiser where the LAA honors exceptional individuals who are making meaningful contributions to advance the well-being of individuals and families in our communities. This well-known and anticipated event draws over 500 corporate and community leaders each year.

Compañeros features a nationally renowned keynote speaker and showcases the great work being done in the community. It is a powerful networking event, bringing together Atlanta’s best known companies, top small businesses, leading consulting firms, entrepreneurs and individuals, making it the perfect opportunity to network with corporate, civic and community leaders.

Sponsorship of the luncheon gives your entity exposure in the Latino community while supporting the mission of the Latin American Association.

To view sponsorship levels, click here. To register as a sponsor, click here. For additional information on sponsorships, contact Natalie Giles-Klein at ngiles-klein@thelaa.org.

To purchase individual tickets, click here.

 2018 Event Details

WHAT: 29th Annual Compañeros Awards Luncheon

WHO: More than 500 guests are expected to attend. Featured 2018 Keynote Speaker will be announced closer to luncheon event date.

WHEN: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 11 AM – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Georgia Aquarium, Ocean’s Ballroom, 225 Baker Street, Atlanta, GA 30313

2017 Annual Compañeros  Awards Luncheon Recap

The Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 Compañeros Awards Luncheon was The Coca-Cola Company. Top sponsors joining TCCC in support of the Latino community included Wells Fargo, UPS, Georgia Power, State Farm, Cox Enterprises, Delta Air Lines, Univision 34 Atlanta, among others.

Keynote Speaker

My Approved Portraits

Catherine Cortez Masto
United States Senator for Nevada

 2017 Award Winners

  • LAA Ambassador of the Year ~ Charles Kuck
  • Olga C. de Goizueta Pacesetter Award ~ Kim Ellis Gökçe
  • Corporate Champion ~ Turner
  • Volunteer of the Year ~ Beth Graham
  • Inspiration Award ~ Guiomar Obregón
  • Compañeros Scholarship ~ Daniela Ramírez and Salvador Martínez

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsor

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Silver Sponsors

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Table Hosts


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Amerigroup. Gwinnett County Government, Jason Esteves, King & Spalding, Kuck | Baxter Immigration, Parking Company of America, Precision 2000, Private Bank of Buckhead and Up Advertising, LLC.

Media Sponsors

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