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April 11th, 2024 11:00 A.M.
Join us for our 35th annual Compañeros Awards ceremony! As it is tradition, we will bring the community together to recognize the contributions of exceptional individuals and organizations making a difference in the lives of Latino families. As part of the event programming, we will highlight and celebrate those that have impacted the LAA through its history in Georgia.
LAA Valor Award
This award is given to those who put their country and their state before themselves. We recognize the continuous hard work you have done to keep our communities safe, especially during the COVID crisis.
Awardee: Commissioner John King
LAA Partner of the Year
The Partner of the Year Award is given each year to a volunteer who has gone above and beyond in serving the Latino community. Award recipients are people who have shown unparalleled passion, dedication, and expertise in their work. They are volunteers who put their heart into every aspect of their service and have inspired a multitude of individuals with their selflessness.
Awardee: International Rescue Committee
LAA Business Mind Servant Heart
This award exemplifies how a foundation can not only support an organization financially, but also build relationships and engage with the community.
Awardee: Atlanta Braves Foundation
LAA Inspiration Award
The Inspiration Award recognizes an individual or group that captivates inspires and motivates and who exemplifies the Latin American Association’s vision of ‘Opportunity for All.’
Awardee: Shirley Paucar, Sweet Toppings ATL
Heart of the LAA Award
The Heart of the LAA Award recognizes one staff member who embodies the LAA’s mission of empowering their clients, their teammates, and ultimately Georgia’s Latino community to adapt, integrate, and thrive. They display passion for their work in their day-to-day duties and serve their clients from their hearts. The recipient of the Heart of the LAA Award is nominated and selected internally by LAA staff.
Awardee: Catherine Warren
City of Brookhaven
The Dressie Law Firm, LLC
Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hines Law Firm
Belen de la Cruz Empanadas & Pastries
Candotti Law Firm, LLC
Cruz & Associatess
GNR Public Health
Ann and Jim Curry
Atlanta International School
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Holder Construction Group, LLC
JP Latz Advisors
Owings MacNorlin Immigration Law
Vargas & Lillywhite Immigration Law