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Latino Daily News

Sunday September 2, 2012

3 Chicagoans To Be Honored for Leadership At Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

3 Chicagoans To Be Honored for Leadership At Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Photo: The honorees: Jerry Campagna, Diana Palomar, and Sylvia Puente

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Fifth Third Bank Chicago announced plans to honor three prominent leaders within Chicagoland’s Hispanic community at a special reception on Thursday, September 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Carnivale Chicago, 702 W. Fulton Market.   

This year’s honorees will each receive a $5,300 scholarship in their name that will be awarded to an area high school student:

Jerry Campagna, president, The Most Inc.

    Campagna is a well-known media and outreach expert and currently serves as Adjunct Faculty, Nonprofit Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame with a focus on Latino leadership and organizational development.

Diana Palomar, VP, Community Affairs, ABC 7 Chicago

    ABC 7 Chicago and its VP of Community Affairs, Diana Palomar work with non-profits to help them enhance their media/marketing efforts, resource development and advocacy.  Palomar sits on several boards YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, National Museum of Mexican Art, Metropolitan Family Services and Casa Central.

Sylvia Puente, executive director, Latino Policy Forum

    In her role as Executive Director for the Latino Policy Forum, Puente works to improve educational outcomes for children and build the influence and leadership of the Latino Community.  She was appointed by Governor Quinn to serve as chair of the Education Funding Advisory Board and has been named a “Pioneer for Social Justice.”

“It will be our pleasure to acknowledge and celebrate the significant accomplishments and contributions of Jerry, Diana and Sylvia,” said Robert A. Sullivan, president & CEO, Fifth Third Bank Chicago. “Each has made an indelible mark in the community with their contributions of time, talent and treasure.  Their commitment to positive, impactful change inspires us.”