Friends of Mexico Awards

The Mexican Cultural Center will be celebrating the 2nd, Annual Friends of Mexico Awards Luncheon. This is an outreach event and a fundraiser for the continued expansion of the Education Program. The award ceremony will be held on May 2, 2024, at the, at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott from 11:30 – 1:30 PM. The recipients will be honored with the following award:

Goya Foods – Corporate Community Service Award

Goya Gives has supported nearly 300 charitable endeavors, programs, scholarships, and events that promote culture and benefit overall community wellness. Goya has also led relief efforts in numerous disasters, providing food donations in times of crisis and consistently working with local food banks, charities and non-profits to assist those less fortunate.

Frances M. Maguire Art Museum at St. Joseph’s University – Culture & Arts Access Award

The Frances M. Maguire Art Museum celebrates the power of art to inspire imagination and curiosity and to cultivate critical thinking and dialogue. Reflecting Saint Joseph’s University’s mission, the museum fosters diversity, inclusivity, and social justice.

Through exhibitions, educational programming and direct engagement with the museum’s permanent collections, the museum builds community among university students, employees, alumni and the general public. Admission is free to the public.

Wharton Latin American Conference, University of Pennsylvania - Education Pathways to Success Award

The organization fosters professional development, social connections and community service. It promotes and unites the Latino community within the University of Pennsylvania and is open to the entire university’s undergraduate community.

The organization connects Wharton MBA students with the region, allowing them to stay involved in Latam’s business landscape, macro trends, job opportunities and culture.

At the heart of the mission is open dialogue on the region’s challenges and opportunities within the global context while generating networking prospects and strengthening the Latin American community.

Edgar Ramirez, The Voice of Philatinos Radio – Individual Impact Community Award

Originally from Santa Catalina Chinango, in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, through will and collaborative spirit, Édgar earned a position on the organizing committee of the Puebla Carnival, on the board of directors of Puentes de Salud, he did his bit in the formation of Casa Monarca, the pro-immigrant organization Juntos and in the founding of Philatinos Radio, the community and digital station in South Philadelphia that has been amplifying hundreds of hundreds of voices since 2013 that tend to go unnoticed by other media in the city.

Join us in making a difference!

About Organizers

Araceli Guenther

Board President

Alicia Fonseca

Board Vice President

Event Information


May 2, 2024


11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


Philadelphia Downtown Marriott,
Liberty Ballroom
1201 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Photos from last year's award Celebration