2017 Governor’s Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Awards Gala

Begins: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 5:00 PM

Saturday, October 14, 2017
The Ohio Union | Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom
1739 North High Street | Columbus OH 43210

Check in and Cash Bar at 5:00 P.M. | Program and Dinner at 6:00 P.M.

The Gala honors the accomplishments of Hispanic/Latino People of Ohio, Recognizing Individuals, Military Service Men and Women, and Organizations of the Hispanic/Latino community for their contributions to the State of Ohio.

List of 2017 Awardees.


Margarita De León

Margarita De León
VIce President, The Kaleidoscope Group

Ms. De León has worked with The Kaleidoscope Group over the past 20 years securing, leading and managing clients on their Diversity & Inclusion journeys. She facilitates diversity and inclusion training throughout various locations in the United States and around the globe.  Her impressive career spans the healthcare industry, Hispanic marketing, advertising, nonprofit development, corporate communications, publishing, fundraising, special events, diversity and public service. She founded IMAGE of Northwest Ohio, a local chapter of a national Latino advocacy organization that sponsors the Diamante Awards and scholarship program. Over $1M has been raised for Latino college scholarships because of her efforts.  Ms. De León’s professionalism and leadership has elevated the presence of Ohio’s Latino community as a strategic and important partner in all segments of the state. 

The Gala is open to the public. Tickets are $85 for dinner and $45 for the VIP Reception.

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Proceeds benefit the Latino Student Scholarship Fund at The Ohio State University.

For more information: Lair.Marin@ohio.gov   http://ochla.ohio.gov