(Los Angeles, CA) – On Thursday November 5th, a dinner celebrating The Eva Longoria Foundation raised funds to support the Foundation’s mission to help Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship.
The dinner took place at Eva Longoria’s restaurant, Beso, in Los Angeles. Attendees included Eva Longoria, Mario Lopez, Zachary Levi, Roselyn Sanchez, Judy Reyes, Amaury Nolasco, Holly Robinson Peete, Rodney Peete, Alex Meneses, Diana Maria Riva, Izzy Diaz, Jadyn Douglas, Steven Bauer, Robin Antin, Rebecca Da Costa, and philanthropist and activist Henry Muñoz.
Eva spoke about the launch of the Foundation’s nationwide Latina mentorship network and its 2015 Parent Engagement Convening, which brought 40 top experts together to find ways to involve exponentially more parents in their children’s education. Premiere event sponsor Target announced an additional $100,000 contribution to the Foundation. Event sponsors included HBO/Time Warner, The Jacki and Gilbert Cisneros Foundation, Creative Artist Agency, and the Televisa Foundation. Denim designer Henry & Belle and apparel brand good hYOUman provided guests with complimentary women’s jeans and men’s shirts. Executive Chef Angel Estrada prepared an exquisite four-course meal for guests.
The Eva Longoria Foundation gives Latinas the tools to succeed through education and entrepreneurship. There are currently 25 million Latinas in the US and by 2015, they will make up 15% of the total population. The Foundation works to improve the futures not only of the Latinas they serve, but also of the US as a whole.
Learn more about the Eva Longoria Foundation at www.evalongoriafoundation.org.