December 3, 2020 | Virtual Event | 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Latin Fever Ball is the LAA’s premier fundraising event. Held every fall during Hispanic Heritage Month, Latin Fever Ball is Atlanta’s most anticipated gala. This one-of-a-kind event raises funds for a variety of LAA programs and services that empower Latinos to adapt, integrate and thrive. Latin Fever Ball is now in its 32nd year.
Latin Fever Ball is at heart a fun and festive evening featuring a three-course dinner, an open bar, signature libations, “la hora loca” and dancing to live Latin rhythms. The ball attracts 700 guests, including top civic and business leaders and philanthropists. Recent Latin Fever Ball themes have included The Wonders of Latin America, Puerto Rico: la isla del encanto, etc. For the last decade, Latin Fever Ball has been held at the InterContinental Buckhead.
This year, we will present a virtual Latin Fever Ball on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 with UPS as presenting sponsor. The 2020 Latin Fever Ball chairs are Rudy and Lois Beserra and Sam and Robin Zamarripa. Sam is currently the CEO of Intent Solutions and Chairman of the media enterprise, Mundo Hispanico. Rudy is the Senior Vice President at Vensure Latin Affairs. We are thrilled to have our annual gala chaired by such passionate leaders of the Latino community.
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For more information, please contact Paola Cartay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For sponsorships, please contact Jessica Martinez at email@example.com
The Latin Fever Ball Chair, an honorary role, is the face and figurehead of the gala. Typically a well-known public figure or business leader in the greater Atlanta community, the Chair represents Latin Fever Ball publicly and works through his/her personal and professional networks to generate support and promote the event.
This year, we are honored to present Rudy Beserra and wife Lois, and Sam Zamarripa and wife Robin as our Latin Fever Ball Chairs.
Rudy Beserra and wife Lois Beserra
Rudy Beserra is the Senior Vice President at Vensure Latin Affairs.
Sam Zamarripa and wife Robin Zamarripa
Sam is currently the CEO of Intent Solutions and Chairman of the media enterprise, Mundo Hispanico
Recent past Latin Fever Ball Chairs include Carol B. Tomé of The Home Depot and Hala Moddelmog of Metro Atlanta Chamber (2019), Mike Donnelly of Wells Fargo and wife Gay (2018), Rey Pascual of Paul Hastings and wife Genie (2016), Rutherford and Laura Turner Seydel (2015), Bob Jimenez of Cox Enterprises and wife Julie (2014), and Frank Ros of The Coca-Cola Company and wife Jan (2013).
Virtual Pre-Party – Live chat
Mariachi Pepe Lopez
Paso Fino – Salsa Lesson
Mojito’s Cuban-American Bistro – Latin Cuisine Lesson
Mariachi Pepe Lopez
Andy Vargas, Santana’s lead singer
Remarks (in order of appearance):
Jorge Estevez, Anchor, Channel 2 Action News, WSB-TV
Rudy Beserra, Senior Vice President, Vensure Latin Affairs.
Sam Zamarripa, CEO, Intent Solutions & Chairman, Mundo Hispanico
Santiago Marquez, CEO, Latin American Association
Nicole Clifton, President of Social Impact & President of The UPS Foundation
Susana Chavez, Chair of Board, Latin American Association & Parking Company of America
Karla Arriola, A.R. Heritage
Barbarella and Rene Diaz, Diaz Foods
Misty Fernandez, Area Manager, Georgia Power Company
A.B. Olmos & Associates, P.C.
Alston and Bird
Augusto Michael Trujillo
Barbarella and Rene Diaz
Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Karla Arriola and Michael Kalmes
Fund the Mission
ANN AND JIM CURRY
COUNCILMAN JOE GEBBIA
THE CHAVEZ FAMILY
JP LATZ ADVISORS
LOIS AND RUDY BESERRA
MARÍA GÓMEZ SOLER & GASTON VANERI
MIKE AND GAY DONNELLY
MISTY FERNÁNDEZ AND GAVINO PADILLA
ROBIN AND SAM ZAMARRIPA
Saba Charitable Foundation