Dora Zúñiga, Chief Executive Officer for Big Brother Big Sisters of Dane County, will be honored as the 2014 UMOS Hispanic Woman of the Year at the 34th Annual UMOS Hispanic Awards Banquet Saturday, Oct. 11 at a dinner and reception at the Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago in Milwaukee.
“Dora was selected by an independent panel of judges because of her outstanding professional accomplishments and personal contributions to the Hispanic community,” says Lupe Martinez, president and Chief Executive Officer of UMOS. “She, like others, had a stint at UMOS, and went on to have a successful and meaningful career. We are honored to recognize Dora.”
Besides her Dane County duties with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Dora is a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of American National Leadership Council and vice chair of the Wisconsin Big Brothers Big Sisters State Association.
As a Latina, Dora has always been a bridge/ambassador for her community in whatever position she has held. Her entire life’s work has been dedicated to seeing that children of poverty have a fair opportunity to fulfill their destiny.
Others to be recognized are Jose Ruano, UMOS Hispanic Man of the Year, Caroline Maria Dannecker, UMOS Hispanic Youth of the Year, and the Pedro Martinez Family, UMOS Hispanic Family of the Year.
The UMOS Hispanic Awards Banquet will be held on October 11 at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee. Reception starts at 5 p.m., dinner at 6:15 p.m. and the awards program at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $75 each. For more information contact Carmen Lerma at 414-389-6002,