Join us for an exciting Gala celebration! We'll honor exemplary leaders, celebrate Latino excellence, enjoy live musical performances, and more! Proceeds will benefit students and sustain the Center for many more years to come. Vamos!

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Going Forward, Forging New Voices

Join Us!

This year the Center For Hispanic Marketing is delighted to invite you to our prestigious Gala on January 20, 2023, which will be held at the Tower Club in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This year’s theme will be ~ Going Forward, Forging New Voices ~ celebrations will include the recognition of exemplary leaders who support the Center's mission and vision, a fun cocktail/mocktail time, recognizing Latino excellence, an exciting live auction, and live musical performances, networking along with our students, faculty, staff & friends.

Be Involved and Make Connections

This is your opportunity as a community partner and as a corporate sponsor to promote your brand and connect with a diverse network of professionals and consumers alike. Your support will ensure the Center's future and provide funding opportunities to recruit excellent students, provide research fellowships, and attract and host leading professionals and scholars. You can shape the Center's future and its continued success and also honor the work of Drs. Felipe & Betty Ann Korzenny, founders of the Center by joining us as a community partner/corporate sponsor.

Who We Are

The Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication at Florida State University is the only one of its kind in the country – co-founded by Betty Ann and Felipe Korzenny, pioneers in the field of U.S. Hispanic marketing and advertising. The Center holds the distinction of being the first in the nation to focus on the cultural nuances of the Latino sector.

We play a major role in preparing students to address the severe shortage of industry professionals who understand the fundamentals of marketing to a diverse audience as practitioners or scholars.

Today, responding to powerful influences across diverse communities, the Center is devoted to educating students and professionals on consumer behavior across various Latino and multicultural segments. Our world-class faculty and students are conducting trailblazing research and investigations while also serving as a valued and innovative resource for the Latino marketing industry – which is important now more than ever.

To participate in this year's Gala, you can also choose one of the levels which are suggested minimum donations to the event to promote your brand and enjoy an unforgettable celebration:

  • Suggested donation for a whole table of six (6) persons: $1,000
  • Suggested donation for a ticket for one (1) person: $250 
  • Suggested donation to sponsor a student to help their academic and professional growth: $100

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Please contact Mafé Brooks at or call (850) 294-8240 for details regarding sponsorship opportunities.

  • Felipe & Betty Ann Korzenny Platinum Sponsor: $15,000
  • Diamond: $7,500 
  • Gold: $3,000 
  • Silver: $1,500 


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Event RSVP

Suggested donation to reserve your event ticket to attend our 2023 Gala
Give $250.00

Table Sponsorship

Suggested donation for a table to seat six (6) persons
Give $1,000.00

Table + Support Student

Suggested donation for table for six and support a student and support their academic and professional success
Give $1,100.00

RSVP + Support Student

Suggested donation to reserve your event ticket to attend our 2023 Gala and support a student and support their academic and professional success
Give $350.00

Support a Student

Can't make it? Support a student and their academic and professional success
Give $100.00

Thank You to Our Supporters






Board Members

Supporter Amount Gift Date
Leif Roll & Virginia Roll  Table Sponsorship $1,000.00 11/29/2022 5:53 PM
Stephen McDowell & Jeannie McDowell  $30.00 11/29/2022 10:42 AM
HairClub North America  Table + Support Student $7,500.00 10/31/2022 2:50 PM
Jennifer Gordillo  Event RSVP $250.00 9/23/2022 2:26 PM
Art Schwartz-Restrepo   Support a Student $100.00 9/23/2022 2:05 AM
Prime B2B Torres, Jesse & Sindy Chapa  Table Sponsorship $1,000.00 9/21/2022 4:53 PM
Juan Nunez  Event RSVP $250.00 9/21/2022 8:40 AM
Ivonne Nicholas & David Lasky  Support a Student $100.00 9/20/2022 11:08 AM
Joseph Facundo & Nivia  Event RSVP $300.00 9/9/2022 1:54 PM
Orlando Comas & Olga Lopez  Table Sponsorship $1,000.00 9/7/2022 8:27 PM
Yvette Martinez-Wilson & Reuben Wilson  Table Sponsorship $1,000.00 9/6/2022 10:01 AM
Timothy Giordano & Dan   Support a Student $100.00 9/6/2022 9:36 AM
Erika Gianni   RSVP + Support Student $700.00 9/2/2022 7:11 PM
Joseph Facundo & Nivia     RSVP + Support Student $700.00 9/2/2022 1:05 PM
Mengying Zhang  $30.00 9/1/2022 2:50 PM
Maria Restrepo   Event RSVP $250.00 8/28/2022 5:49 PM
Maria Restrepo   RSVP + Support Student $350.00 8/28/2022 5:39 PM
Adrien Lanusse & Kenneth Cerniglia  Table + Support Student $2,000.00 8/8/2022 4:55 PM
Kiran Prashad  Table + Support Student $10,000.00 8/8/2022 11:09 AM
Anthony Manzella & Veronica Manzella  $50.00 7/29/2022 5:49 PM
Erika Gianni   Table + Support Student $2,000.00 7/5/2022 4:50 PM
Mafe Brooks & Louis   $50.00 7/5/2022 1:19 PM

Donations for this project ended on 1/18/2023 12:00 AM

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