Portuguese American Journal

Community: 17th Annual PALCUS Leadership Awards Gala – San Diego, CA

The 17th Annual PALCUS Leadership Awards Gala will take place on November 2, in the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego (CA).

This year, the Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS) will award seven distinguished Portuguese Americans for their contributions to the community.

The 2013 PALCUS Leadership awardees are Joe da Rosa, PALCUS Founding Member (Founder’s Award);  João de Brito, Painter and Sculptor (Artistic Achievement Award); Cidalia Luis Akbar & Natalia Luis, M. Luis Construction Co. (Business/Entrepreneurship Award); John C. Pinheiro (Leadership in Community Service Award)TAP Portugal Airlines (Corporate Community Service Award); Nathalie Pires Cardoso, Fadista (Young Portuguese-American “Promessa” Award); and the Cabrillo Festival Committee of San Diego (Special Community Recognition Award).  Award-winning Cristina Mendonsa, reporter and anchor-woman at ABC’s affiliate KXTV, will be the Gala’s MC.

Established in 1991, the Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS) has the mission to address concerns of the Portuguese-American community. PALCUS is a 501(c)3 non-partisan, non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.

For tickets and program information >> PALCUS website >>

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