The Leadership for the Americas Awards Gala celebrates individuals and organizations committed to advancing democratic governance, social equity, and prosperity in the Western Hemisphere. The annual event brings together top world leaders whose exceptional contributions have been instrumental in addressing the most pressing challenges facing our region. Previous honorees or program participants include Nobel Laureate and President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, former President of the Government of Spain Felipe González, BMW Group, Mexican entrepreneur Daniel Chávez Morán, President of CAF-Development Bank of Latin America Enrique García, US Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon, US Senator Tim Kaine, Brazilian pediatric neurologist Dr. Vanessa Van Der Linden Mota, Guatemalan philanthropist Salvador Paiz, and former World Bank President Robert Zoellick. More than 400 dignitaries attend each year. 

HONOREES TO DATE

H.E. LUIS ALBERTO MORENO

Distinguished Leadership Award for Social Equity
President, Inter-American Development Bank

MR. ROBERTO MURRAY MEZA

Distinguished Leadership Award for Civic Engagement
Chairman, Grupo AGRISAL and Founding President, FUNDEMAS
Member, Inter-American Dialogue

 

Dialogue Leaders

Honorees

The Leadership for the Americas Awards honor individuals who have dedicated their life-long service to the Dialogue’s core mission – advancing democratic governance, social equity, and prosperity in our hemisphere.

Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank

Distinguished Leadership Award for Social Equity

President Moreno will be recognized with the Distinguished Leadership Award for Social Equity for his outstanding leadership as President of the IDB. During his tenure, the IDB has been transformed into an institution that is closer to its member countries, while expanding its financing and technical assistance capacity.  The Bank today is recognized as providing cutting-edge research and sector expertise for Latin American and Caribbean countries.  More recently, Moreno led the consolidation and capitalization of the IDB’s private sector windows into the Inter-American Investment Corporation.  Under his leadership, the organization has undergone profound changes with a record increase of women in leadership positions along with a reinforcement of transparency and accountability systems.

Roberto Murray Meza, Chairman of Grupo AGRISAL and Founding President of FUNDEMAS

Distinguished Leadership Award for Civic Engagement

Murray Meza will be recognized with the Distinguished Leadership Award for Civic Engagement for his efforts to promote corporate social responsibility in Central America. As president of FUNDEMAS (Fundación Empresarial para la Acción Social) he has fostered corporate social responsibility and responsible competitiveness in Central America by integrating commercial, ethical and environmental values into the private sector.  In addition, through his work as president of FEDISAL (Fundación para la Educación Integral Salvadoreña), and the Fundación Rafael Meza Ayau, Murray Meza has promoted social equity in El Salvador through their education and health programs.  In a country ravaged by a civil war and facing an uncertain future today, Murray Meza has stood for unity and ethical leadership as the path forward.

Diamond

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Gold

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Hills&Co

Monte Rio Power Corporation

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ProVentures / Roberto Baquerizo

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Silver

Colombian Coffee Federation Inc.

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Pierre Pettigrew

Herman Sifontes

Bronze

Brillembourg Ochoa
Family Foundation

Diaz, Reus & Targ 

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Benefactors

Tom Daschle

Jeffrey M. Puryear

Ernesto Zedillo

Regis HR Group

Peter Sufrin

 

Sponsorship Benefits

Presenting ($100,000)

  • Opportunity to serve as a Co-Chair of the Gala Leadership Committee
  • One premiere table of 12 with option to seat VIPs at your table
  • Two guests at a head table
  • Opportunity to host a pre-dinner reception
  • Invitation to two executives to participate in a high-level roundtable on day of Gala
  • Prominent recognition at the Gala, including on red carpet media wall, full-page ad in printed program
  • Member benefits of the Dialogue’s Corporate Program, including annual Latin America Advisor subscription
  • All sponsors will receive recognition in logo loop video, on event signage, and in promotional materials, including in the Dialogue’s annual report and website through 2018. 

Diamond ($50,000)

  • Opportunity to serve as a Co-Chair of the Gala Leadership Committee
  • One premiere table of 10 with option to seat VIPs at your table
  • Two guests at a head table
  • Invitation to two executives to participate in a high-level roundtable on day of Gala
  • Prominent recognition at the Gala, including three-quarter page ad in printed program
  • Member benefits of the Dialogue’s Corporate Program, including annual Latin America Advisor subscription
  • All sponsors will receive recognition in logo loop video, on event signage, and in promotional materials, including in the Dialogue’s annual report and website through 2018. 

Platinum ($25,000)

  • Opportunity to serve as a member of the Gala Leadership Committee
  • One priority table of 10 with option to seat special guests at your table
  • Invitation for one guest to participate in high-level roundtable on day of Gala
  • Prominent recognition at the Gala, including half-page ad in printed program
  • All sponsors will receive recognition in logo loop video, on event signage, and in promotional materials, including in the Dialogue’s annual report and website through 2018. 

Gold ($15,000)

  • Opportunity to serve as a member of the Gala Leadership Committee
  • One priority table of 10 
  • Invitation for one guest to participate in high-level roundtable on day of Gala
  • Prominent recognition at the Gala, including quarter-page ad in printed program
  • All sponsors will receive recognition in logo loop video, on event signage, and in promotional materials, including in the Dialogue’s annual report and website through 2018. 

Silver ($10,000)

  • One table of 10 guests
  • All sponsors will receive recognition in logo loop video, on event signage, and in promotional materials, including in the Dialogue’s annual report and website through 2018. 

Bronze ($7,500)

  • Four tickets to the Gala
  • All sponsors will receive recognition in logo loop video, on event signage, and in promotional materials, including in the Dialogue’s annual report and website through 2018. 

Customized sponsorship packages are also available. Click here to sponsor or purchase tickets via our secure payment page. For inquiries, please contact us at gala@thedialogue.org or call Joan Caivano, deputy to the president and director of special projects, at (202)-463-2563. 

 

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