Juan Luis Guerra to Receive Community Hero Award at Maestro Cares 2016 Gala

Marc Anthony and Henry Cárdenas Announce Third Honoree for Maestro Cares Foundation Annual “Changing Lives, Building Dreams Gala in New York City on February 16, 2016 at Cipriani Wall Street

Marc Anthony and Henry Cárdenas announced today the third honoree for Maestro Cares Foundation’s annual Changing Lives, Building Dreams Gala. The black tie event will take place on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.  Multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy winner and founder of The Juan Luis Guerra Foundation, Juan Luis Guerra will receive the Community Hero Award; President Bill Clinton, Founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States will be presented with The Global Humanitarian Award; and the Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Award will be presented to F.J. Pollak, President and CEO of TracFone Wireless.   

Juan Luis Guerra (photo by Jochy Fersobe used with permission by Maestro Cares Foundation)

Juan Luis Guerra (photo by Jochy Fersobe used with permission by Maestro Cares Foundation)

The event will be hosted by the renowned radio personality, Enrique Santos. Proceeds from the fundraiser will provide essential support for Maestro Cares Foundation, a non-profit organization established to build safe and healthy environments for disadvantaged children in Latin America. The evening will feature a cocktail reception, formal dinner, a live and silent auction and a live musical performance by Marc Anthony with special guests Gente de Zona.  

The Maestro Cares Foundation was launched in January 2012 by international pop icon Marc Anthony and entrepreneur Henry Cárdenas to help disadvantaged children throughout Latin America by creating healthy and safe environments for them to live, learn and play while supporting their academic needs. In 2014, Maestro Cares Foundation opened its first project, an orphanage in La Romana, Dominican Republic. In 2015, the foundation celebrated the opening of its second project, a youth home and school in Barranquilla, Colombia followed by the announcement of its partnership with Hochschild Mining Group and UTEC in support of The Maba Project in Lima, Perú. The Maba Project is an innovative educational initiative that uses digital content to improve the quality of education in public schools in Lima.  

In March 2016, the foundation will open its doors on its fourth project, a home for over 70 orphaned girls in Toluca in partnership with Telmex Foundation and Casa Hogar Alegria, In September 2015, the foundation also broke ground to its fifth project in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Other homes are underway in La Paz, Bolivia and Guadalajara, Mexico. Maestro Cares Foundation programs create tomorrow’s leaders by instilling the confidence, enthusiasm and discipline necessary for these children to become hard-working, socially conscious adults that make a positive impact in the world through their own unique contributions.

Tickets to the event can be purchased online by visiting www.maestrocares.org or by calling 312-980-7788. 

For more information on Maestro Cares:




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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at info@themexicoreport.com

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