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2021 CHANGING LIVES, BUILDING DREAMS GALA

Co-Founders of the Maestro Cares Foundation, Marc Anthony and Henry Cárdenas celebrated the Maestro Cares Foundation’s Eighth Annual Changing Lives, Building Dreams Gala December 7th, 2021, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. On this occasion, the Foundation recognized the contributions and charitable work of four celebrated individuals in the world of sports, film,…

2021 Post-Gala Press Release

Download the Press Release (PDF) MARC ANTHONY AND HENRY CÁRDENAS CELEBRATE THE MAESTRO CARES FOUNDATION EIGHTH ANNUAL CHANGING LIVES, BUILDING DREAMS GALA IN NEW YORK CITY, DECEMBER 7TH, 2021.   ACTOR, COMEDIAN, PRODUCER AND PHILANTHROPIST WILL FERRELL WAS PRESENTED WITH THE MAESTRO CARES COURAGE TO CARE AWARD   DR. RAMON TALLAJ AND SOMOS COMMUNITY CARE…

2021 Chicago: Summer Celebration

Our Summer Celebration was an incredible way of sharing our new Center with guests, while benefitting both Maestro Cares Foundation  and our partners, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois. Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters for sharing an incredible night with us and your ongoing support. We are grateful for the chefs and restaurants that…

2021 Houston: An Afternoon of Art, Music & Giving!

We celebrated our first Houston event ever, An Afternoon of Art, Music and Giving on Saturday, August 28th. Hosted by Claudia Ayala, Perla Tamez & Bianca Bucaram, our guests enjoyed an afternoon of art, cocktails, fine cuisine, a live auction and a special appearance by Mr. Brainwash. It surely was a night to remember! Funds…

2020 CHANGING LIVES, BUILDING DREAMS GALA

Honorees:
COMMUNITY HERO AWARD
David Beckham

GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD
José Andrés & World Central Kitchen

VOICE OF CHANGE AWARD
Jada Pinkett Smith - Actress, producer, philanthropist & humanitarian

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
Mario López Estrada - President of Tigo Guatemala and Founder of Fundación Tigo

2019 CHANGING LIVES, BUILDING DREAMS GALA

Honorees:
GLOBAL AMBASSADOR OF ARTS & CULTURE AWARD
Rita Moreno - Oscar, Emmy, Grammy & Tony Award Winner

GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD
President Vicente Fox - Founder of Centro Fox & 55th President of Mexico

COMMUNITY HERO AWARD
Lin-Manuel Miranda - Award-winning composer, lyricist & performer

VOICE OF CHANGE AWARD
Vin Diesel - Actor, producer, & filmmaker

2018 CHANGING LIVES, BUILDING DREAMS GALA

Honorees:
COMMUNITY HERO AWARD
Narciso Rodriguez - Acclaimed Fashion Designer

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
Luis Alberto Moreno - President of the Inter-American Development Bank

GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Deepak Chopra, M.D. - American Author and Alternative Medicine Advocate

2017 CHANGING LIVES, BUILDING DREAMS GALA

Honorees:
COMMUNITY HERO AWARD
Albert Pujols - MLB Player for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim & Founder of the Pujols Family Foundation

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
Angélica Fuentes - Founder of A Complete Gender Equality Fund, Imperative Fund, & Angelica Fuentes Foundation

NATIONAL HERO AWARD
In memory of Miriam Colón, received by Rosal Colón and Rosalba Rolón - Pioneering Actress & Founder of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater

2016 CHANGING LIVES, BUILDING DREAMS GALA

Honorees:
GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD
President Bill Clinton - Founder of the Clinton Foundation & 42nd President of the United States

EXCELLENCE IN CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
F.J. Pollak - President & CEO of TracFone Wireless

COMMUNITY HERO AWARD
Juan Luis Guerra - Singer/Songwriter & Founder of The Juan Luis Guerra Foundation

2015 CHANGING LIVES, BUILDING DREAMS GALA

Honorees:
COMMUNITY HERO AWARD
Chi Chi Rodriguez - World Golf Hall of Fame Inductee & Co-Founder of The Chi Chi Rodriguez Foundation

GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Meera T. Gandhi - CEO & Founder of The Giving Back Foundation

EXCELLENCE IN CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
Marcelo Claure - CEO of Sprint Corporation

2014 CHANGING LIVES, BUILDING DREAMS GALA

Honorees:
Jorge Pérez - The Related Group
Carlos Slim Domit - Grupo Carso
Bob Unanue - GOYA Foods, Inc.