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“Widening our Roots to Grow into Tomorrow:” Centro announces annual celebration to raise $150,000 for current programming

Centro Hispano staff at the annual Centro Hispano Strategic Update. (Photo: Centro Hispano)

Centro Hispano of Dane County, the largest non-profit supporting the Latinx community in Dane County, has announced that they plan to raise $150,000 for its current programming through its “Annual Celebration.”

“We hope everyone will join in the celebration and make a gift, large or smaller, in their name, that of their loved one, for Centro and for the collective future of this community,” said Centro Hispano Executive Director Karen Menendez Coller in a statement.

Centro’s mission is “Empowering Youth, Strengthening Families, and Engaging the Community” and aspires to a vision where Dane County will be a community where Latinx families can aspire upward, to reach their personal goals and dreams because they feel engaged and strengthened with the tools for success.

Centro will return to its traditional gala in 2023 as it celebrates its 40th-anniversary celebration. Centro was founded in 1983 by community volunteers and originally headed by Ilda Thomas Contreras

“This year, we have chosen to celebrate through a community appeal to be shared with supporters and followers on social media and beyond,” the organization said in a press release. “Investment in Centro will significantly sustain our programming impact now as we work towards realizing our dream of a new home. The successful programming foundation we build now will support this dream well into the future.”

With nearly 40 years of experience working with the immigrant and Latinx community, we have continued to support 7,000+ individuals and 3,000+ families annually with free bilingual/bicultural programs and strategies.

UW Health has generously offered to match up to $100,000 raised through individual and corporate donations. We can build on our current organizational foundation because of partnerships like this one.