The LCF Annual Gala brings together over 600 corporate, political and community leaders to celebrate the contributions of Latinos in California. In 2017 we honored Luis A. Miranda Jr., a long-time activist and champion for the Latino community. The founding President of the Hispanic Federation, Luis has set a high standard for civic leadership and activism. Luis is the proud father of Lin-Manuel Miranda, playwright, composer, and creator of the 11-time Tony award Broadway musical Hamilton. Luis’ legacy has inspired a new generation of Latinos infusing hope and action through art, political activism, and nonprofit leadership. we will also honor Geisha Williams, CEO and President of PG&E. As the highest ranked Latina in Corporate America, Geisha is a visionary, exemplary leader grounded in the values and principles of family, community, and culture. Our Trailblazer in Philanthropy awardees, Alma-Ruth and Arnoldo Avalos, have dedicated their lives to investing in young people from the Central Valley and securing a better future for them through higher education. Johnny Rodriguez, our Leading Change Awardee, is the founder and Executive Director of One Day At a Time, ODAT. Johnny has transformed the lives of thousands of Latino youth—helping them turn their lives around, attend college, and live out their fullest potential. Gala Tickets + Sponsorship Information Here.


The LCF Sacramento Summit has become one of the most sought after events in Sacramento and has brought more than 1,000 Latino leaders and 250 Latino nonprofit organizations to our state’s capitol, many for the first time. In 2016, Summit keynotes came from two powerful Latino leaders in California’s legislature, Senate Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. Following the 2016 Summit, LCF organized 55 Legislative Visits for more than 200 Latino Policy Summit attendees and speakers – taking the Summit’s conversation and turning them into action. View further information on Summit here.


The Latino Community Foundation’s Community Conversacion speaker series brings community leaders together to address pressing issues impacting Latino families and to highlight solutions for change. Our audiences include a wide range of grassroots nonprofits, corporations, local government agencies, and national and statewide policy groups. LCF has established a reputation of hosting dynamic, informative and engaging events that inspire thoughtful community dialogue and action. Join us! View our upcoming and past Community Conversaciones here.