Gabriela Eburne, email:

Annual Fundraiser Celebrates Sights, Sounds, and Tastes of Quito, Ecuador

PHILADELPHIA— Congreso de Latinos Unidos’ 2017 Gala Latina will honor the multiservice nonprofit organization’s 40th year serving and strengthening the Latino community in Philadelphia. The 11th annual Gala is the first major fundraiser under the leadership team of new President and CEO Carolina Cabrera DiGiorgio and recently appointed Board Chair Esperanza Martinez Neu.

The Gala will celebrate the people, music, food, and architecture of Quito, Ecuador’s capital. Festivities will capture the best of the visually dramatic South American city, which boasts a sophisticated culinary culture and a UNESCO World Heritage site as its Old Town.

WHO: Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Co-chairs David Cohen, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast

and Rhonda Resnick Cohen, Philanthropist and Retired Partner at Ballard Spahr

Ayazamana Ecuadorian Cultural Center’s Folkloric Dance Group, NY

PECO, Platinum Sponsor

WHAT: 11th annual Gala Latina, Quito

WHEN: Saturday, March 11, 2017

7-8:30 p.m. Best Visuals: Dance Lessons, Folkloric Dance Performances

6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception, Dance Lessons, Silent Auction

8 p.m. Folkloric Dance Performance, Program, and Dinner

10 p.m. Music and Dancing, featuring the AMLA Orchestra and DJ Jholi

WHERE: The Bellevue Philadelphia, 200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102


About Congreso: Congreso is a multiservice, nonprofit organization founded in 1977 whose mission is to strengthen Latino communities through social, economic, education and health services; leadership development and advocacy. It served 17,064 unduplicated individuals in FY16. For more information visit or call 215-763-8870.