A Personal Message from our President

Cesar GrijotaApril 2018
Dear Members and Supporters,

It is with great pleasure to report that the first quarter of 2018 has been a fruitful one. We continue to gain the support of our local business community and we are committed on paying it forward. On February 8th, we had our very first National Day of Prayer Breakfast, all funds collected were donated to Hunger Fight, a local nonprofit recognized for packing over 1.7 million meals for children in Northeast Florida since 2012.

We want to continue to make an impact in our community and what better way than to support our future generation. FCHCC will celebrate its 22nd Hispanic Heritage Gala & Achieving the Dream Awards on September 28th. We will grant scholarships to 10 distinguished and deserving Hispanic students, each student will be given a $2,000 scholarship towards school of their choice. The Gala will be hosted by Florida Blue and presented by Virginia College at the Florida Blue Center. Come join us and you will have the opportunity to meet the winners and other members within FCHCC.

We are now accepting applications at fchcc.com/scholarship, please tell others of this great opportunity!

Lastly, we had a great turnout at our March 29th Professional Networking Event at the new Sugar Cane Cuban Restaurant. Thank you to everyone who attended and who helped make this event a success! Get ready for our next networking event on April 25th, at Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse on their rooftop with a very special guest and local Leader that you do not want to miss, see the flyer later in this newsletter to register!

Achieving the Dream Awards History

The Achieving the Dream Scholarship was launched by Leon Carrero in 1996. Prior to 2008, the Achieving the Dream Scholarship Luncheon was hosted at local libraries. However due to its success and attendance, in 2008, the annual luncheons began to be hosted at private venues. In 2016, the name of the luncheon was changed to the Hispanic Heritage Gala & Achieving the Dream Scholarship Awards.

Cesar J. Grijota
President & CEO

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