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October 20th, 2021

6:30 - 10:30 PM


BID ON VAcations


Blue Surface

6:30 PM

Gala begins! Specialty cocktails upon arrival, Dancing with live band Ban Caribe, “Passport to Travel” silent auction travel packages to bid on, and open bar with vino & cervezas!

7:30 PM

Welcome Reception, followed by dinner served at Latin cuisine chef stations, and salsa dancing with live band Ban Caribe.

8:45 PM

Travel auction closes, but the fun continues!

10:30 PM

Gala Concludes

CElebrating over 20 years of dedication to our community 

The theme of this year's fundraising Hispanic Gala is “Passport to Travel” in support of the educational programs of the Virginia Hispanic Foundation (VHF). Corporate, community, volunteer, philanthropic, and political leaders, will all join together for this culturally inspired fundraising event at Dover Hall Estate on October 20th culminating Hispanic Heritage Month activities. The Hispanic Gala supports the work and mission of the Virginia Hispanic Foundation. 


The funds raised at the gala provides support to the Virginia Hispanic Foundation’s core programs which include:

1. Pasaporte A La Educación programs help Hispanic youth in elementary, middle, and high school stay on the path to higher education or skill set certification to decrease the dropout rate, and prepare our future workforce through bilingual leadership sessions with mentors, educational excursions, and career exploration.

2. The Business Center providing bilingual counseling and educational programs in starting or growing their business, career exploration, plus job placement through our TrabajaVa platform for job seekers and employers.

3. Legal Assistance Clinics for low-income individuals with Immigration and civil issues.


The Virginia Hispanic Foundation is excited to announce our partnership with American Fundraising Foundation (AMFUND) for this year's Hispanic Gala! This year's auction will feature the opportunity to bid on amazing vacations to help raise funds for our foundation's core programs and hopefully change the lives of many.

With 10 amazing trips to choose from, 3 years no blackout days to travel, deluxe accommodations, roundtrip airfare for 2, a travel specialist to book your trip, and options to extend, upgrade or add travelers you can take the vacation of your dreams all for a good cause! 
Machu Pichu


Land of the Incas



A Tropical Getaway



Tango in Buenos Aires


A note about COVID-19:

From the beginning of this pandemic, the health and safety of our community members and staff has always been our #1 concern. We have embraced both state, local, and CDC recommendations and guidelines for all our events since March of 2020, and we will continue to follow these guidelines in all future events.

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our community, our entire staff is fully vaccinated. Face coverings/masks are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health primarily to slow the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the spread of the virus.

We are committed to your safety, and we hope that you will do your part to keep our community healthy. Masks will be available for everyone.

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