We would like to thank the following foundations, sponsors, and donors for their contributions in support of our mission.

FAMILIA

[fa·mil·ia/fah-mee'-le-ah]   noun

Familia means FAMILY. Traditionally, in the Latin American societies & cultures, family is the most important social unit. The term familia usually goes beyond the nuclear family to include not only parents, children and extended family, but also non-blood relatives near and dear. All familia are taught from a young age to have a moral responsibility to aid other members of the family experiencing financial problems, unemployment, poor health conditions, and other life issues. Puentes would like to acknowledge the following foundations and individuals who contributed to the organization at the FAMILIA level.

W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION

CRICKET ISLAND FOUNDATION

ENTERGY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

FOUNDATION FOR LOUISIANA

UNIDOSUS

COMPADRE

 [com-pah’-drary/kuhm-pah-drey]   noun

Compadre literally means "co-father" or "co-parent". Godfather of one's child and parent of one's godchild. A protector, benefactor, a close friend. The relationship between the parents and godparents of a child is an important bond. In its truest form, a Compadre formalizes a pre-existing friendship which grows into a lifelong bond. Puentes would like to acknowledge the following foundations and individuals who contributed to the organization at the COMPADRE level:

 

HENRY R. MUÑOZ III

PADRINO

[pah-thRee-naw/Eng. puh-dree-noh]   noun

Padrino means godfather, a person's protector, mentor or best man in Spanish. It is an important cultural role throughout Spain, Latin America, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Padrinos provide support, encouragement and mentoring…and most importantly friendship. Puentes would like to acknowledge the following foundations and individuals who contributed to the organization at the PADRINO level.

ROSAMARY FOUNDATION

KELLER FAMILY FOUNDATION

TULANE UNIVERSITY

CASA ARGENTINA

TELEMUNDO NEW ORLEANS

AMIGO

[a•mi•go/ah-mee-gaw/Eng. uh-mee-goh]   noun

Used to address or refer to a friend. A person you know well and regard with affection and trust. Amigos (Friends) of Puentes New Orleans are donors who understand that consistent support of our mission builds a sustainable and effective organization. A Puentes Amigo possesses the following traits: Loyalty, Charity, and Dependability. Puentes would like to acknowledge the following foundations and individuals who contributed to the organization at the AMIGO level.

MARIBEL CASTILLO

JAMES D. HUCK JR.

RICARDO MOSTANY

TREY BURRGER

GUS ARROYO

VECINO

[ve•ci•no/be'θino, -na]   noun/adj

In Spanish-speaking communities, the word vecino is used either as equivalent to the English word "neighbor", or to mean a resident of a place, people who live near one another; one's fellow human being. Puentes would like to acknowledge the following foundations and individuals who contributed to the organization at the VECINO level.

AMY BELLONE-HITE

HANNAH COVERT

ANA GERSHANIK

EMILY COIA

JOAQUIN MOSTANY

REBECCA HERNANDEZ

DEVIN DE WULF

HAPPY JOHNSON

ROSARIO HERNANDEZ

KRYSTAL HOWARD

DAVID OLASKY

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