NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Hispanic Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is pleased to announce that it will receive a $25,000 gift from Northgate Gonzalez Market, a family-owned chain of 40 supermarkets that caters to the Latino community. The $25,000 will be added to HEEF's existing scholarship funds, which provide educational assistance to Latino students in Orange County, California.
Shelley Hoss, president of the Orange County Community Foundation which stewards the HEEF endowment, says, "We are extremely pleased that Northgate Gonzalez Markets has selected HEEF as one of its recipients. HEEF has a strong record of assisting promising Hispanic youth through its scholarship efforts. The Northgate Gonzalez Market gift will bolster and widen that impact."
In a prepared statement from Northgate Gonzalez Market, the company says, "The Northgate donation to HEEF was one of five $25,000 contributions announced on May 1. The gifts are designed to assist immigrants known as the Dreamers, young immigrants who were brought to the United States as infants or children, and who could be deported because of that status." For more information about the company, visit https://www.northgatemarkets.com/en-us.
About the Orange County Hispanic Education Endowment Fund
The Hispanic Educational Endowment Fund was founded in 1993 by a group of business and community leaders in Orange County who saw the need to support deserving students to reach their education goals. The focus of HEEF is to provide scholarships, mentoring, and support to Hispanic youth in Orange County, California. Funds are dedicated to students in early learning and pre-college stages, and on scholarships for those that are college bound. Since its inception, the organization has awarded more than $2.7 million to thousands of students. For more information, visit www.heef.org.
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SOURCE Orange County Hispanic Education Endowment Fund