20th Anniversary Dinner & Fundraiser

20th Anniversary Dinner & Fundraiser
October 1, 2019

With Keynote Speaker and Fortune Magazines’ Top 50 World Leader, Dr. Diana Natalicio

Program of Events | Speaker Bio | Sponsors & Thank You | Photos | El Paso Inc Article


El Paso, TX, September 25, 2019– Thank you for making our 20th Anniversary Dinner & Fundraiser at the El Paso Convention Center a great success! The evening provided an opportunity for Project ARRIBA to share program accomplishments, engage El Paso stakeholders and further promote workforce development through raising additional investments and forming new partnerships. Program graduate, Margie Estrada, ADN 2014, RN @ Tender Care Home Health & Hospice, gave a heartfelt testimony sharing her barriers to education and employment, and the role Project ARRIBA played in moving her from poverty to a living wage career. Rev. Dr. Ed Roden-Lucero detailed the important and ongoing work of EPISO and Border Interfaith and Justin Chapman, Chairman, appealed to the business community for continued private investments. Woody Hunt, Chairman of Hunt Companies provided a fitting introduction to our keynote speaker, Dr. Diana Natalicio, Fortune Magazine’s top 50 World Leaders. Dr. Natalicio’s powerful words on the importance of access to public higher education helped us to further engage El Paso stakeholders. Eduardo Rodriguez, Past Chairman, shared the regional impact the Project ARRIBA program has accomplished during its tenure.

In partnership with exclusive event sponsor, WestStar Bank and Powered-By sponsor, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Project ARRIBA celebrated this important milestone on October 1, 2019. Approximately 200 people were in attendance and over $42,500 was raised.

All investments raised the night of the event will be applied to the Jim R. Phillips Endowment Fund, a perpetual income fund launched in Summer 2016 in memory of Project ARRIBA’s founding chairman. The fund will provide future scholarships to participants pursuing their four-year degree in nursing at the University of Texas at El Paso. Generous gifts and commitments were received from Ms. Nita Phillips, the wife of the late Jim R. Phillips, and other area individuals and businesses.

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Project ARRIBA is a 501(c)3, Non-profit Economic & Workforce Development Organization
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