Three Chicagoans To Be Honored for Community Leadership At Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Thursday, September 20

- Jerry Campagna, president, The Most Inc.

- Diana Palomar, VP, Community Affairs, ABC 7 Chicago

- Sylvia Puente, executive director, Latino Policy Forum

Aug 29, 2012, 15:13 ET from Fifth Third Bank Chicago

CHICAGO, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Third Bank Chicago today announced plans to honor three prominent leaders within Chicagoland's Hispanic community at a special reception on Thursday, September 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Carnivale Chicago, 702 W. Fulton Market.     

This year's honorees are Jerry Campagna (president, The Most Inc., and interim executive director of the Aurora Hispanic Chamber of Commerce), ABC 7 Chicago & Diana Palomar (Community Affairs) and Sylvia Puente (executive director, Latino Policy Forum).  Each honoree will receive a $5,300 scholarship in their name that will be awarded to an area high school student. 

Campagna is a well-known media and outreach expert and currently serves as Adjunct Faculty, Nonprofit Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame with a focus on Latino leadership and organizational development.  ABC 7 Chicago and its VP of Community Affairs, Diana Palomar work with non-profits to help them enhance their media/marketing efforts, resource development and advocacy.  Palomar sits on several boards YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, National Museum of Mexican Art, Metropolitan Family Services and Casa Central. In her role as Executive Director for the Latino Policy Forum, Puente works to improve educational outcomes for children and build the influence and leadership of the Latino Community.  She was appointed by Governor Quinn to serve as chair of the Education Funding Advisory Board and has been named a "Pioneer for Social Justice."    

"It will be our pleasure to acknowledge and celebrate the significant accomplishments and contributions of Jerry, Diana and Sylvia," said Robert A. Sullivan, president & CEO, Fifth Third Bank Chicago. "Each has made an indelible mark in the community with their contributions of time, talent and treasure.  Their commitment to positive, impactful change inspires us."

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