La Unidad Latina's 35th Anniversary Gala

February 18, 2017 Saturday from 06:00 PM to 12:00 AM (EDT)
Battery Gardens 1 Battery Pl NY

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About La Unidad Latina's 35th Anniversary Gala

Award Winners

Hermano Eric Gonzalez 

Hermano Eric Gonzalez, Alpha Chapter. Hermano Eric serves as the first Latino District Attorney in the state of New York. He received his B.A. in Government and History from Cornell University in 1992, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School in 1995. Hermano Eric Gonzalez was sworn in as Acting District Attorney in October of 2016 in Kings County New York and has had a few Hermanos intern for him. Hermano Eric will be honored with the Founder's Award for embodying the mission of our Hermandad and for his professional accomplishments.

Hermano Aramis Gutierrez

Hermano Aramis Gutierrez, Xi Chapter. Hermano Aramis is founder and program director for Rutgers Future Scholars Program (RFS). He received his B.A. in Elementary Education and Sociology from Rider University 1999. In 2008, Hermano Aramis launched Rutgers Future Scholars Program (RFS) and currently serves as the first program director. Each year the Rutgers Future Scholars accepts 200 new Scholars (50 from each of the four participating school districts). Students must be enrolled in 7th grade when they apply, and identify as first in their family to attend college. Each Future Scholar has the ability to earn a full tuition scholarship to attend Rutgers University. National Council is honoring Hermano Aramis Gutierrez with the La Unidad Latina Award for his amazing work in helping students realize their dreams in pursuing higher education. Make sure to buy your tickets for Gala taking place Saturday, February 18, at Battery Park in New York. You can buy your ticket by clicking on the link in the bio before prices go up next week.

Hermano Eric Contreras

Hermano Eric Contreras, Beta Chapter. Hermano Eric Contreras, a former teacher and executive director of social studies, now serves as the first Latino ever to head one of the eight New York elite high schools; the prestigious Stuyvesant High School. Hermano Eric Contreras received his B.A. in History from Binghamton University and Master’s degree in School Administration from Long Island University. Hermano Eric Contreras will receive the La Unidad Latina award for his historic accomplishment within education.

Hermano Victor Capellan

Hermano Victor Capellan, Mu Chapter. Hermano Victor Capellan currently serves as Superintendent of Central Falls School District, Rhode Island. He received his B.A. in Political Science and has two Masters in Education and Human Development. He previously served as Deputy Superintendent for Transformation at Central Falls High School and most recently worked as an Engagement Director at the nonprofit Mass Insight Education. Hermano Victor is receiving the La Unidad Latina Award for his commitment to improving public school education in Central Falls School District in Rhode Island.

Hermano Pedro J. Santana

Hermano Pedro J. Santana serves as the Dean of Students at Stockton University. He is responsible for providing leadership to programs that provide direct services and support to a diverse student-body of 8,700 undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Santana holds a doctorate in Business Administration from Wilmington University, two master's degree in organizational management and student personnel administration from Buffalo State College, as well as B.A. in Psychology and American Studies from the University at Buffalo. 

Hermano Raymond Sanchez Jr. 

Hermano Raymond Sanchez Jr. currently serves as counsel and director of policy for the office of the Bronx Borough President. He made this year's class of 40 under 40 Rising Stars for his impact on legislation and policy decisions that shape New York City. Raymond Sanchez Jr. received his B.A. in Political Science & Government from Wesleyan University and his J.D. Rutgers School of Law-Newark.

Hermano Alexander J. Breton

Hermano Alexander J Breton, Omega Chapter. Hermano Alexander J Breton is currently a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley. He obtained his B.A. in Finance and is pursuing his MBA at Syracuse University at the moment. He supports multiple charitable organizations, having sat on the board of the Harlem Education Activities Fund and served as the National Director of Events for La Unidad Latina. This past year he was recognized by the Hispanic Coalition of NY as one of New York’s 40 under 40 Rising Stars. Hermano Alexander is receiving the La Unidad Latina Award for his involvement and commitment to his community in the state of New York.

LTA Graduate Chapter- Alpha Omega Alumnae Chapter of North Jersey


The Alpha Omega Alumnae chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. was officially chartered on July 12th, 2015, in New Jersey by sisters in the area to uphold the mission and purpose of Lambda Theta Alpha well past graduation. The chapter continues their aim to uplift women and children through empowerment, education and support, with organizations like St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Aspire High School, and the Roger Williams Jr. Foundation. Alpha Omega will receive the Partner in Excellence award at 35th Year Anniversary Gala.

SLU Graduate Chapter- Theta Alpha Graduate Chapter of NYC

Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc., Theta Alpha chapter, is the first graduate/professional chapter for SLU in New York. As a GPC, Theta Alpha focuses on helping their graduated Hermanas pursue their goals and ideals through professional programming and initiatives. They focus on providing a channel for empowerment, social action, and economic development for their community. Theta Chapter will be awarded the Partner in Excellence award at this years gala.


When was the last time you were in a room with the smartest AND most successful Hermanos and Greeks in the nation?

We introduce you to: 

La Unidad Latina's 35th Anniversary Gala: Reunion of Legends 

As we celebrate the 35 amazing years of leadership, academic excellence, and Hermandad, NC and BOD decided to recruit the best of the best in the fraternity for a night of celebration. 

What does the night entail? 

+ Exclusive attendance of 200 of the most influential Hermanos & Greeks from all across the nation, from New York to California
+ Open Bar all night

+ Awards highlighting the success of our alumni

+ Attendance of our Founding Fathers 

+ Silent auction with proceeds benefitting the La Unidad Latina Foundation (LULF) scholarship for inner-city youth

+ Finally, the night will be capped off with an amazing after-party in the city. Details to come. 

For questions about table purchases, hotel, or sponsorship opportunities, please contact

Tentative Agenda

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Networking Session / Open Bar / Silent Auction 

7:00pm - 8:00 pm: Dinner, Keynote Speaker, Award Presentation

8:00pm - 8:15pm: Closing Remarks 

8:15 pm - 10:00 pm: DJ/Open Dance Floor

10:00pm - 2:00 am: After Party

Hotel Accommodations

75 Wall Street
New York, New York, 10005
Tel: (212) 590-1234
Directions: Hotel is .5 miles away from Battery Park

After Party (21 and over) - Sazon


Address: 105 Reade St, New York, NY 10013
(1 mile from the event, 6 minute drive, and 20 minutes walking). Nobody's walking though. 
Time: 11pm - 3am
Free admission.

Kevin Mendoza
Officer of Programming:
Phone: (323) 774 7279  (Texts are preferred) 

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Battery Gardens

Battery Gardens 1 Battery Pl New York NY United States 10004

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About the Organizer

La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.

La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated primarily seeks to take a leadership role in meeting the needs of the Latino community through academic achievement, cultural awareness, community service and promotion of the Latino culture and people.

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