HPS Quarterly Update

The Hispano Philanthropic Society is ecstatic to be hosting our first-ever Chile Fundraiser on September 30, 2023 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center!

This fundraiser will raise funds to help support the mission of HPS, and will directly impact the work we do to advance cultural prosperity in our community!

How can you get involved? Join us by donating to HPS, and receiving authentic New Mexico Chile in return! For $10, you can order a 9 oz. jar of Cervantes authentic New Mexico Red Chile jarred with a unique HPS label! For $5, you can order a quart-size bag of fresh roasted authentic New Mexico Green Chile donated to HPS by Moya Farms and Bueno Foods!


On Saturday, September 30, HPS will join the National Hispanic Cultural Center and its Foundation to support a Dia de Salud y Matanza Health Fair event. Join us at the NHCC in the Fountain Courtyard from 10:00AM-2:00PM to pick up your chile, enjoy musical entertainment from New Mexico legend Roberto Griego, and participate in the Health Fair and festivities taking place at the NHCC!

National Hispanic Heritage Month is annually celebrated from September 15 - October 15 in the United States!

We observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures, and positive contributions of people from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Join HPS as we celebrate and honor Hispanic Heritage, local Hispanic leaders, and HPS members throughout Hispanic Heritage Month on the social media platforms of the United Way of North Central New Mexico! 

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HPS Hosts Another Speaker Series

On August 18, 2023, we hosted the fourth installment of our Leadership Speaker Series! This fantastic event served as an intimate conversation with Alex O. Romero, moderated by Ed Rivera. Both Mr. Romero and Mr. Rivera, now retired, are founders of HPS!


In this powerful conversation, Mr. Romero and Mr. Rivera discussed topics such as remaining unapologetically committed to the mission of HPS, harnessing the power of our community to create change, the future outlook for Hispanics/Latinos in the United States, and much more.

Read the full blog to learn more about the event.

Read Speaker Series Recap Blog

Save the Date - Founders Mixer October 18 - Join Us!

HPS will be hosting a second Founders Mixer with our Council, our Founders, our Membership, and Potential Members - please join us for a fun evening of networking and friendship!

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2023

Time: 4:30PM - 7:00PM

Location: TBA

Welcome New and Returning HPS Council Members!

This Summer, HPS welcomed three new council members to our group. This amazing group of leaders includes Angela Serrano de Rivera, Jason Lujan, and Jessica Castellanos. In addition, HPS is excited to welcome back former HPS council member and longtime HPS supporter Kristin Garcia!


Read more about our new council members.

Local Engineer, Dr. Sal Rodriguez named Scientist of the Year

Sandia National Laboratories Nuclear Engineer, Dr. Sal Rodriguez, named the 2023 HENAAC Scientist of the year for his significant impact on the STEM industry and the country. (Photo by Lonnie Anderson, Sandia National Laboratories)

From the Sandia National Laboratories New Release - September 13, 2023:

“I was the only farm worker who had a calculus book in his car,” joked Sal Rodriguez when I asked him about his upbringing.

But it was no joke. The son of immigrants, who grew up in the tiny town of Calexico, California, worked in the fields to put himself through college.

“My dad instilled in us a work ethic and my mom always believed in education,” Rodriguez said. “They wanted us to get good grades and that is what I did.”

But Rodriguez went far beyond just getting good grades. He earned three master’s degrees and two doctorates, has 240 publications to his name along with multiple patents and copyrights and has earned countless accolades in his nearly 30-year career at Sandia National Laboratories. However, the latest award has left him a bit speechless.

Read full news release.

ACF Names Marisa Magallanez COO

In July 2023, Marisa Magallanez was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the Albuquerque Community Foundation. Marisa is the first woman of color in executive leadership at Albuquerque Community Foundation, and the first person to hold the title of COO and responsibilities, in the history of the organization.


Read more about Marisa

HPS Sponsorship Packages Now Available!

Are you interested in sponsoring the Hispano Philanthropic Society? Sponsorship packages are available for events, programs, social recognitions, and more. 

Please contact Beverlie Frazier at 505-362-4273 for more information.

Call for Volunteers and Support

HPS is currently engaging in numerous events and activities related to professional development including workshops, speaker series, and networking opportunities for professionals. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more, please contact Victoria Berroteran Esquibel.

To learn more about the work HPS is doing, click below:
Visit the HPS Webpage
To donate directly to HPS Leadership Giving Circle Fund, click below:
Donate to HPS

Of course, we cannot continue this work without the help of our amazing donors and members! To volunteer, to join a committee, or if you are a donor interested in becoming an HPS member, contact Victoria Berroteran Esquibel or fill out the Donor Group interest form.