2020 marks the 10th Anniversary of our annual gala, the Instituto Spirit & Leadership Awards, which has become a powerful tradition that enhances our mission and provides a visible way for our strongest allies to showcase their leadership. This important event provides a galvanizing opportunity to engage and educate 500 of the Chicago area's most prominent leaders about the impact of our life-affirming efforts to foster economic equity and personal success among the 8000 low-income, predominantly Latinx people we serve each year. Each year, our prestigious Leadership Award honors a passionate difference-maker whose achievements exemplify Instituto's commitment to excellence, integrity, and equity. For 2020 we are especially excited to honor Gloria Castillo, President & CEO of Chicago United and a member of Chicago Community Trust Executive Committee. The event features a seated dinner program, entertainment, and chance to get to know some of the hard-working people adults, youth and families we serve. Proceeds support award-winning programs that have helped thousands of Latinx and other immigrant Americans transform poverty into prosperity.