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SADCO thanks all sponsors and attendees of our gala 2013. With your support we can continue our journey to help Hispanic students who without financial help could not get access to post-secondary education. It is with the vital help of our sponsors and volunteers that we are making a difference on the students’ lives and in our communities. The event took place on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Indianapolis.
The proceeds from the event will be used to fund our scholarship program that will award 20 scholarships based on need of $2,500 each to Hispanic students for the 2014- 2015 academic year.
Juan Gonzalez, president of SADCO, said “Our programs benefit Hispanic students from multiple nationalities throughout the State of Indiana. They allow students to be better prepared in order to make an impact in the betterment and economic development of our community.” SADCO’s president thanked all sponsors and attendees and also encouraged all to continue helping SADCO in its journey to allow more Hispanic students access to academic development opportunities. Since its inception, SADCO has awarded to students from all Latin America 160 scholarships in excess of $240,000.
Special thanks to all SADCO members, donors, volunteer and the following sponsors, for their generous financial support for the Gala 2013.
- ECU Staffing
- Flor Inc.
- Kiwanis Club of Castleton Foundation
- Alivio Medical Center
- Optimo Group
- Dr. Juan Cardenas
- DEEM LLC
- Vasquez Group LLC.
- Ingram Micro Mobility
- Francisco Eraso Orthodontics
- Indy Eleven
- Heritage Interactive Services
- Keller Williams
- DeJoan Jewelry
- Indianapolis Colts
This famous dance is SADCO’s a main fund-raising event of the year. It is generally held in November close to the date that commemorates the Independence of Cartagena, November 11. The dance began in the mid 1980’s as a small gathering of 20-30 persons in the home of a SADCO member to celebrate this event with singing, poetry, dancing, food and drink. As SADCO grew, this get-together grew in popularity, moving from a small home gathering to an apartment clubhouse where more members and “Amigos de Colombia” could enjoy the celebration, sharing a pitch-in dinner and music. Gradually the event moved to larger banquet halls and the pitch-in dinners became catered affairs so that all could enjoy the party without having to remain “behind the scenes” cooking and cleaning up; a popular DJ has provided our dance music. For several years the dance was held in the K of C hall in Fishers, then it moved to the Ritz Charles, and eventually to the Murat Center in downtown Indianapolis where for three years the Arabian Room and the Egyptian Room saw over 500 participants, Hispanic and non-Hispanic, enjoying food, fellowship and the sounds of cumbia, salsa and merengue lasting into the wee small hours. The Hyatt Hotel in Downtown Indianapolis has been the venue for the past four years.
You are cordially invited to celebrate our annual Gala-Dinner Dance. Do not miss it!
As in all SADCO’s activities, the aim is to celebrate Hispanic culture and highlight those individuals who have distinguished themselves in this community. In addition SADCO wants to create focal points for the community at large where people come together to interact and learn from each other. The participants are not only Hispanics, many individuals in the greater Indianapolis area look forward to this event each year. The Independence of Cartagena holiday gives a social reason to get together; the event itself helps SADCO to live up to its purpose to contribute to the betterment of the community in which we all live and work. The proceeds of this Gala, combined with those of other SADCO events and contributions from generous individuals and organizations in the city help SADCO to promote education (through its scholarship program) and contribute to local Hispanic charitable and social service organizations.
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