Portuguese American Journal

PALCUS: 21st Annual Leadership Awards Gala – Yonkers, NY

The 21th Annual PALCUS Leadership Awards Gala will be held at the Portuguese-American Community Center, Yonkers, New York. on September 23.

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

The 2017 PALCUS Leadership awardees are: Ana Ventura Miranda, Founder & Director of The Arte Institute (Leadership in the Arts Award); Maria Lawton, Author: “Azorean Cooking: From my family’s table to yours”  (Leadership in Entrepreneurship Award); Alan Tenreiro, 2016 Principal of the Year (Leadership in Education Award); Rosa Leal, Founder & President, Daughters of Portugal (Leadership in Community Service Award); and Adam Costa, 2017 United Kingdom Fulbright Scholar (Young Portuguese-American “Promessa” Award)

H.E. João Vale de Almeida, Head of Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, is the Honoray Gala Chair for the event.

Established in 1991, the mission of the Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS) is to address concerns of the Portuguese-American community by “providing a singular national voice that would advocate for the interests of Portuguese-Americans in the United States.”. PALCUS has established a national, merit-based scholarship program to support outstanding undergraduate and graduate college students of Portuguese ancestry toward fulfilling their higher education goals.

PALCUS is a 501(c)3 non-partisan, non-profit member-supported organization, headquartered in Washington, D.C.

For admission and program information visit PALCUS 


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