PALCUS Announces 2012 Leadership Award Honorees
The PALCUS Board of Directors is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 Leadership Awards. This distinguished group of individuals and organizations will be honored at the 16th Annual Leadership Awards Gala on Saturday, October 27th, 2012 at the Hilton Short Hills in Short Hills, New Jersey.
2012 Leadership Award Honorees
The PALCUS Leadership Awards are presented annually to outstanding Portuguese-Americans who have distinguished themselves by noteworthy achievement in their professions or service to the community. Presentations are made at the annual PALCUS Leadership Award Gala where awardees are recognized for their personal accomplishments as well as for the honor that they have brought to the Portuguese-American community.
The PALCUS Board of Directors selects recipients with the objective of identifying and recognizing individuals from a broad and varied range of fields. Any member of PALCUS in good standing may nominate an individual or an organization for an award in any category.
John Rebelo, PALCUS Founder and Council of 100
Leadership in Community Service
Albert S. Dutra, President, Portuguese Heritage Society of California
Leadership in Education
António Simões, Ed.D., Dean Emeritus, Fairfield University
Leadership in Public Service
Armando B. Fontoura, Sheriff, Essex County, NJ
Heavy and General Construction Laborers Union Local #472
Young Portuguese American "Promessa" Award
Margo Petitti, Owner/Designer at Margo Petitti
Leadership in Corporate Philanthropy
Banco Espirito Santo
PALCUS Scholarship Program
The first national PALCUS Scholarship will be awarded at the 16th Annual Gala. One award of $1,000 is sponsored by the "Rosa-Simão Scholarship Fund". Click here to read more and download the application.
16th Annual Leadership Awards Gala
Hilton Short Hills, New Jersey
Join us on October 27th, 2012 at the Hilton Short Hills, Short Hills, New Jersey as we celebrate the achievements of the Portuguese American community and PALCUS' 21st anniversary.
Hon. Alberto Coutinho, Assemblyman, State of New Jersey and
Hon. Maria Joao Avila, Deputada da Assembleia da República
Mistress of Ceremonies:
Luisa Handem Piette, Knight International Journalism Fellow
- When: Saturday, October 27, 2012
- Time: Cocktails at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
- Where: Hilton Short Hills, 41 JFK Parkway, Short Hills, New Jersey
- Attire: Black Tie
- RSVP by October 10th
- PALCUS Members $175
- Non-members $225
- Young Portuguese American Members $135
- Please make checks payable to "PALCUS" and mail to: PALCUS, 9256 Center Street, Ste. 404, Manassas, VA 20110
- Or order tickets online at: www.palcus.org
- For transportation and lodging information, click here
PALCUS gratefully acknowledges the generosity of our major sponsors:
Please sponsor us by visiting http://palcus.org/programs/awards
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16th Annual Gala Committee:
- Fernando G. Rosa
- Marie R. Fraley
- Rosa Alves
- Cynthia Russo
- Antonio Gato
- Angela Simões