Progreso Latino Fund 20th-Anniversary Kickoff Celebration
Feb 02, 2023
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Bregamos Community Theater, 491 Blatchley Ave. New Haven
20th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration
In 2023, the Progreso Latino Fund celebrates 20 years of inspiring Latine* philanthropy in the Greater New Haven area. The Progreso Latino Fund was created by a group of ten Puerto Rican community leaders in 2003 to have a positive impact on the most important issues facing Latines then and today.
Thanks to all who joined us on February 2, 2023, as we kicked off this special anniversary year over music, appetizers and drinks at Bregamos Community Theater, where we heard more about the newly established Latine charitable funds inspired by PLF and about the 20th-Anniversary $20,000 Match Campaign taking place this year.
Check back soon for a recap with photos from the event!
For questions, please contact Carmen Burgos.
Progreso Latino Fund Mission Statement:
To empower a diverse Latine community in the Greater New Haven region through education, leadership, culture, and philanthropy.
*A note about our use of "Latine:"
On December 5, 2022, The Progreso Latino Fund Advisory Committee approved the use of Latine (pronounced Latin- ay) as a more inclusive way to address the community while retaining the historical name of the fund.
The Progreso Latino Fund is profoundly committed to impacting the Latin American community, and because this is the case — with great discussion, thought and self-informing — we have recognized the need to evaluate how we include all people within such a diverse community. For several years, "Latinx" has been an inclusive term not limited to a specific gender, orientation or traditional binary among many of our people. While PLF retains its historical name as the Progreso Latino Fund, we have adopted another inclusive way of embracing all our community with "Latine." There are many words in Spanish that end with the neutral "e." We believe that to honor all races, genders, orientations, faiths and varying ethnicities that make up the Latine diaspora, using this terminology is a small step in equitably valuing the dignity of all. We see all of you, and all of you are important.