Know a Latino leader? Nominations for the 2016 Coors Light Líder of the Year are now open! This is your chance to shine a light on an outstanding, emerging Latino leader making an impact in your community and help him/her win a $25,000 grant for your nonprofit.
Twelve finalists will be selected from the nominees and receive the title of Coors Light líderes. Each líder will be featured on the program website, social media pages and across digital and print ad campaigns. The Coors Light 2016 Líder of the Year will be selected by online voting and will receive a $25,000 grant for their nonprofit to implement a project.
Committed to supporting emerging Latino leaders since 2006, the Coors Light Líderes program has highlighted the achievements and vision of more than 140 Hispanic leaders, 10 of which have been honored as the Coors Light Líder of the Year.
Last year, JoAnna M. Cintrón, of the Denver Film Society, was nominated for her efforts in promoting diversity in front of and behind the cameras. She also helped to launch CineLatino, which celebrates Latino culture in film. Having been voted the Coors Light Líder of the Year, Cintrón said, “It is an honor to be chosen to represent the Denver Film Society and CineLatino as the 2015 Coors Light Líder…and excited to use the $25,000 grant to expand the Denver Film Society’s efforts to create programs to showcase the work of so many talented Latino filmmakers and storytellers.”
By nominating someone today, you can help bring attention to the exceptional talent the Latino community has to offer. Be sure to read the nomination criteria below and submit your nomineebefore June 20, 2016.
On behalf of Coors Light, I thank you for helping us identify the brightest emerging Latino leaders in your community!
2016 Coors Light Líderes Nomination Criteria
- The nominee must be:
- Of Hispanic descent, between the ages of 21 and 39 years old and associated with a 501(c) 3 nonprofit (staff or volunteer).
- A person in good standing in the community who represents the values of the community he/she serves as evidenced by recognition from a local organization, media outlet or other form of public community support.
- An emerging community leader who through his/her words and actions exemplifies leadership and who works toward establishing noteworthy improvement in the lives of individuals, communities and organizations.
- Nominees must actively participate in initiatives that involve leadership development, education, environmental stewardship, economic development, volunteerism or mentoring within a nonprofit.
- Nominees must not have any history of alcohol-related incidents, such as driving while intoxicated.
- Nonprofits and the public can nominate a leader. The nonprofit organization the nominee is affiliated with must approve/support the nomination.
- The nominee’s affiliated nonprofit must:
- Be a 501(c) 3 organization with a commitment to ethical business and social practices.
- Have a project or program that specifically benefits the Hispanic community. If the nonprofit does not already have such a Hispanic-focused program, the organization must be willing to create one if their nominee is elected as the líder of the year and receives the $25,000 award.
- Have existing projects or programs that focus on persons 21 years old and older.
- Not be exclusively focused on advocacy issues, such as immigration, civic participation and politics.
- Align with Coors Light corporate social responsibility commitments; and agree to work with Coors Light.
- The individual selected as the Coors Light Líder of the Year will win a $25,000 grant for the nonprofit and remain engaged with the program throughout the year. The grant must be used as follows:
- Fund a Coors Light-approved community project which would benefit the Hispanic community and is not related to advocacy issues nor serves individuals younger than 21 years of age.
- The project will be implemented by the nominee’s nonprofit organization in partnership with Coors Light.