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May, 19 2013 - Centro San Juan Diego Las Madrinas 9th Annual Tribute

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Centro San Juan Diego Program Director Sister Alicia Cuaron, Andres Chaparro and Adriana Muro from Telemundo, and Centro San Juan Diego Director Luis Soto 7News anchor Ana Cabrera helps launch the live auction Mistress of Ceremonies Ana Cabrera of 7NEWS recognized the award winners and guests. Andres Chaparro and Adriana Muro from Telemundo were recognized with The Rebozo Award for their support
Brittney Vallejo-Moore and Joey Medina enjoy the silent auction. Artist Clarissa Fierro spent many hours designing and producing the unique Las Madrinas award pieces. The aluminum embossed or "repujado" awards are hand-crafted and designed by artist Clarissa Fierro Event Chair Danita Vigil, award winner Diana Chavez and event Co-Chair Marisol Villagomez enjoy a lighthearted moment
Event Chair Danita Vigil, award winner Martha Ruschival, event Co-Chair Marisol Villagomez and Centro Program Director Sister Alicia Cuaron Dr. Nora Jaquez & Dr. Martha Urioste support a good cause Young musicians from El Sistema Colorado Band entertain the crowd Talented youth musicians from El Sistema Colorado entertain the crowd
The party was ignited with some refreshing frozen margaritas Denver City Councilman Paul Lopez addresses the crowd Centro Director of Operations Jennie Marquez and event Chair Danita Vigil Centro Director of Operations Jennie Marquez, longtime supporter & philanthropist Ron Montoya and Executive Assistant Wendy Feliz are happy with the turnout.
Hardworking volunteers Jordan McGregor & Alexis Anderten take a break. A distinctive Our Lady of Guadalupe cabinet was among many silent auction items Planning committee member Laura Morales of First Bank enjoys the music. TV cooking hostess and businesswoman Lindita Torres Winters takes command of the table setting.
Jesse Ogas, Denver Public Schools community relations director, led a highly successful live auction. Lourdes Villalba-Flores, Katie Garcia and Carmen Rodriguez represented Tu Viaje, a non-profit advocacy center supporting victims of domestic violence. Centro San Juan Diego Executive Director Luis Soto with award winner Martha Ruschiva Centro San Juan Diego Director Luis Soto describes the organization's continued mission
Guests watch a video at the 9th annual Las Madrinas Tribute About 300 guests enjoyed grilled chicken breast wtih caramelized onions and crema de poblano from Paxia authentic Mexican Cuisine Maria Valdez of the Christian Legal Society accepted the Estrella Award on behalf of the organization Marissa Larmer of the Alzheimer's Association and Centro Director of Operations Jennie Marquez
Centro San Juan Diego supporters Marissa Manzanares, Joe Manzanares and Celia Vigil enjoyed the luncheon. Marlene and Leonard Chavez relax after the luncheon Award winner Martha Ruschival thanks the crowd for their support Nora Juarez & Archdiocese Executive Assistant Wendy Feliz welcome the guests
Paper Marigolds decorate the entrance to Centro San Juan Diego's annual Las Madrinas event Jumping for Joy! Solera National Bank Community Relations Director Patricia Barela-Rivera just won a trip to Buenos Aires! Patty Mora & Francois Frenchkalubi celebrated the event A pearl necklace donated by Jessika Aerni of State Farm was part of the silent auction
Award winning artist Rita Wallace & Isabel Medina Centro San Juan Diego supporters Robin Medina & Joe Gomez Selina Marquez of The Powder Room & Sofia Pedraza of Aguilar PR Las Madrinas (Godmothers) celebrates its 9th anniversary this year.
Title sponsor State Farm provided goodie bags for guests. Dedicated volunteer Timi Aguilar of Aguilar Public Relations with her children, Analisa and Michael Tracey Wilson, VP of Investment Property Exchange (IPX) & event Chair Danita Vigil Tudor Coleman, manager of Cloud Services at Njevity, and Cindy Kent with A la Carte Gifts and Baskets
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