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Coors Light announces 2022 Líderes of the Year Program Winners, awarding $50,000

After months of deliberation, five Latino leaders and their non-profits will be awarded $10,000 each to support their efforts to improve Latino communities.


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For the sixteenth year in a row, Coors Light has announced the winners of its Líderes of the Year Program, awarding five Latinos and the non-profits they work with $10,000 each.

Each winner was chosen for their dedicated efforts to make long-lasting improvements to their communities through their leadership and work in conjunction with a non-profit.

“Each year, I’m amazed by the dedication and passion demonstrated by each Latino leader as they work tirelessly to make a difference in their communities,” said Coors Light associate marketing manager Alexander Vertrees, in a press release.

“It has been such an honor to work with a company that celebrates Latino trailblazers, while simultaneously providing Latino innovators with the resources they need to better support their communities,” he continued.

The winners will be permitted to enter the Change Makers Alumni Network, being put in touch with nearly 150 fellow Latino community leaders.

The alumni network will help these winners uplift themselves and each other, create networking opportunities, and celebrate each other’s accomplishments.

Each winner is a Hispanic or Latino between the ages of 21 and 39 who is associated with a 501c(3) non-profit organization that actively impacts and improves the Latino community.

The 2022 Coors Light Líderes Winners are:

Christina Garcia, Latino Verde: Garcia is the founder of Latinxs In Sustainability (LIS), a program that is a part of the Latino Verde organization. LIS works to address and reduce racially motivated barriers within the STEM field that hinder members from underrepresented communities. Located in Union City, NJ.

Ileana Ruiz, Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility (HACR): Ruiz is the senior manager of corporate relations for HACR, which focuses on the inclusion of Hispanics within the corporate sector. Located in Chicago, IL.

Joan Marie Godoy, The Miami Foundation - Accelerating Social Impact Fund: Godoy is the executive director of Radical Partners, a social impact accelerator. They are fiscally sponsored by the Miami Foundation, which invests in leaders and builds coalitions to strengthen communities. Located in Miami, FL.

Maryanne Piña-Frodsham, The Concilio: Piña-Frodsham is the Chair Elect and CEO of The Concilio, a non-profit that opens doorways for Latinos to strengthen their communities. Located in Dallas, TX.

Zavier Borja, Latino Community Association: Borja is the board president of the Latino Community Association, a non-profit organization seeking to empower Latino communities through employment services, tax filing assistance, citizenship assistance, and more. Located in Bend, OR.

Since the Líderes program’s inception in 2006, Coors Light has awarded more than $400,000 in grants towards more than 21 Líderes winners.


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