SomoS El Futuro.
TogeTher, we are The fuTure.
HISpaNIC BuSINeSS CouNCIL
A MessAge FroM
The Hispanic Business Council scholarship foundation Board of Trustees and advisory
Council would like to thank you for your interest in the HBCsf. We have compiled this
presentation to provide you with information regarding our mission, our history of
awarding scholarships and book stipends, and the responsibilities and rewards of serving
on the foundation’s Board of Trustees and advisory Council. We hope this background
along with the students’ testimonials will inspire you to join our network of individuals
and organizations that share your commitment and passion to help college-level Latino
students in new Jersey pursue their academic aspirations and professional goals.
in addition to getting involved with us in a trustee role or as a corporate sponsor,
we urge you to consider participating in one of our committees and/or acting as a
mentor to our scholarship recipients or, providing career-enhancing experiences such
as internships, career sessions at your place of employment or community service
opportunities. as many of you know, scholarship recipients are required to perform
80 hours of community service in order to receive their awards.
We are extremely proud of our track record of sustainability as a not-for-profit
organization serving the Latino community. Over the past 18 years, the HBCsf has
awarded over a quarter of a million dollars in scholarships. Please consider joining us
in helping continue this great tradition of “giving back.” Thank you again for your
interest and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
The Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation of NJ
after granting scholarships every year since 1993 under the auspices of the Bergen County
Hispanic-american Chamber of Commerce, the 501 (c) (3) non-profit status was finally
approved in 1998 and the scholarship foundation of the BCHaCC was born. The name was
legally changed in 2004 to The Hispanic Business Council scholarship foundation of new
Jersey, inc. (“HBCsf”), to reflect the foundation’s expanded reach to high school seniors and
current college students who are residents in every county in the state of new Jersey, not
just northern new Jersey.
Our mission is to advance educational aspirations of Hispanic students to become
professionals, leaders and valuable citizens of the community. We are a team
of committed individuals and corporations contributing our time, expertise and
resources to ensure the growth and success of our community.
“hBcsF gAve Me the oPPortunity in 2002 to Pursue
A cAreer in FinAnce/Accounting. i truly APPreciAte
hBcsF For trusting AnD Believing in My PotentiAl
For BecoMing A successFul BusinesswoMAn” .
TrusTees & aDvisOry COunCiL
for pictures and biographies please visit www.hbcsf.org
Hector Banegas, President Douglas Sanchez, Legal Advisor
Saara Marte, Vice President Dasha Perez, Advisory Council
Miriam Lopez, Treasurer Joann SantaCruz, Advisory Council
Nydia Perez, Trustee Joe Hernandez, Honorary Trustee
Susan Tacuri, Trustee Eladio Quiles, Honorary Trustee
Cesar Rubin, Trustee
David Berrios, Trustee
sCHOLarsHiPs anD BOOK sTiPenDs
scholarships are paid directly to the college over two semesters on behalf of the
recipients once the scholarship foundation has received confirmation that the students
are registered and they maintain a 3.0 gPa during the year. in addition, the foundation
requires that the scholarship recipients complete 80 hours of community service, 50%
towards the HBCsf and 50% to their respective communities or schools.
Book stipends are paid directly to the students, upon receipt of original invoices
for required course books purchased for the semester. The HBCsf reimburses the
student an amount of up to $1,000 per school year. in 2009 scholarships and book
stipend awards totaled $25,000. since inception, scholarship and book stipend awards
have exceeded $250,000.
Year Winners Total Awarded Year Winners Total Awarded
2001 4 $12,500.00 2006 11 $36,000.00
2002 5 $13,000.00 2007 14 $37,000.00
2003 6 $12,000.00 2008 11 $30,000.00
2004 8 $30,000.00 2009 9 $25,000.00
2005 6 $24,000.00
— evelyn corAl, Johnson & Johnson
2006 B.s. Accounting, setoN haLL uNiveRsity
east side high schooL, NewaRk
2002 hBcsf RecipieNt
sPOnsOrsHiP LeveLs anD BenefiTs
Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
$1,500 $3,000 $5,000 $7,500
Tickets to the gala Dinner 2 4 10 10
reserved Table at gala Dinner n/a n/a √ √
advertising in ad Journal 1/4 Page 1/2 Page full Page
inside front or
Company logo and link
√ √ √ √
on the HBCsf website
n/a n/a n/a √
at gala Dinner
Company recognition, signage
√ √ √ √
at event and dinner table
“AFter college, i AttenDeD rutgers lAw school
newArk. the hBcsF once AgAin contriButeD towArD
My eDucAtion with two Book stiPenDs oF $500 eAch.
toDAy, i AM An Attorney At Dechert llP, one oF the
toP lAw FirMs in the country” .
BOarD memBer & aDvisOry COunCiL resPOnsiBiLiTies
1. To work as a Trustee of the Board, assuring that the responsibilities of the
Board as described in the By-Laws and governance Policies are fulfilled.
2. To be an informed and enthusiastic advocate for the HBC scholarship foundation’s
mission and the students who are awarded scholarships. This includes attending
the annual gala and other events held throughout the year.
3. To assist the organization with fundraising activities in the following ways:
a. By making the HBC scholarship foundation one of your primary philanthropic
investments during your term of office.*
b. On a best efforts basis, raise $2,500 - $5,000 or more each fiscal year
through personal gifts and the identification, cultivation and solicitation
of prospective donors.*
c. By participating in the foundation’s fundraising events -- attending events,
speaking to prospective donors, selling tickets to the annual gala.
4. To attend Board meetings held 6 times per year and to attend the Board
committee meetings for the purpose of organizing the annual gala or any
other fund-raising events.
5. To understand each year’s annual Plan and to facilitate the achievement
of these stated goals.
6. To share your wisdom and experience for the enrichment of the organization
and the students we serve.
* Optional for advisory Council members.
— José r. AlMonte, esq., Dechert, llP
RutgeRs Law schooL - NewaRk 2004
B.s. cRimiNaL Justice aNd socioLogy, RutgeRs uNiveRsity
NewaRk coLLege of aRts aNd scieNces 2001
1997, 2001 & 2002 hBcsf RecipieNt
1. COmmuniCaTiOns anD TeCHnOLOgy
2. funD raising
4. COmmuniTy DeveLOPmenT
visit us at www.hbcsf.org to learn more about the different voluntary opportunities
available within each committee.
1. you have joined a scholarship foundation addressing Hispanic students’ financial needs
in order that they may further their education.
2. you have joined a network of individuals and organizations that share your
commitment to serving Hispanic students and help them continue their education
while contributing to their community.
3. you have the opportunity to participate and become an advocate for helping educate
Hispanic students in new Jersey.
HBC Scholarship Foundation of NJ, Inc.
492C Cedar Lane #313
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666