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)
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