About Us

Our Purpose

The Hispanic Sports Foundation for Education invests in our youth through education and motivates aspiring students by acknowledging successful leaders who reflect the highest values of our heritage.

We Promote Our Future: We provide scholarship assistance to advance lifelong learning, leadership and service to community.

• We Proclaim Our Leaders: We identify outstanding Hispanic men and women who demonstrate achievement in education, athletics, business, arts & entertainment, military, public service and special recognition. We honor these individuals in the National Hispanic Heritage Hall of Honor.

• We Project Our Heritage: Our National Hispanic Heritage Hall of Honor establishes a legacy of portraits and stories of remarkable lives. We organize face-to-face encounters between community leaders and students to impart the values of self-esteem, personal responsibility and higher education.

Our Mission

We come from a heritage of God, family, and country that calls us to motivate and empower the next generation.

Just as our forebears worked hard to build a better community for the future, we commit our leadership, resources, and efforts to finance scholarships, establish effective relationships with institutions of higher learning, and mentor youth.

The National Hispanic Heritage Hall of Honor recognizes those who have used educational opportunities and natural talent to achieve new horizons. We bring their stories to the classroom to inspire students.

We harness the power of sport – the discipline of conditioning, the synergy of teamwork, and the challenge of competition – to develop personal skills, self esteem, and integrity.

We are Hispanic-Americans, and believe that every child is worthy of encouragement, guidance, and support in his or her quest to lead and serve.

HSFE Membership

Leaders Dedicated to Supporting Young Scholars

HSFE welcomes inquiries by any individual interested in joining our organization. Our membership is committed to fostering a strong and capable influence in the community dedicated to the encouragement and support of aspiring youth. Our members pay annual dues, volunteer to serve at our fundraising events, attend membership meetings as may be called by the Board of Directors (including the annual membership meeting in January) and participate in HSFE functions. To become part of the Hispanic Sports Foundation for Education, you must be nominated by a current member in good standing and approved by the Board of Directors. If you complete a membership inquiry, it will be handed to a current member for follow-up. You will be contacted by that member and considered for nomination. For a complete description of membership and other policies, consult the HSFE By-Laws.

Current Members

Gilbert Arias – Board Secretary

Alan E. Baxter—Board Member at Large

Joe Cortez – Board Member at Large and President; co-founder

Rene Farias

Jack L. Hank

Ruben Martinez, CPA—Board Treasurer

Cristina Olivo

Juan Xavier Olivo – Sergeant at Arms

Roy Orozco – Board Member at Large; co-founder

Robert Rangel

Kenneth Saks, J.D. – Board Member at Large and Vice President

Richard Silva – Board Member at Large

Wayne F. Yakes, M.D. – Chairman of the Board

 

Advisory Board

Barney Smith

Maj. Gen. Alfred Valenzuela (Ret)

Victor Rodriguez, PhD; co-founder

 

Associate Members

Maria Antonietta Berriozabal

Rudy Bowles

Ino Cantu

Brig. Gen. Belisario Flores (Ret)

Dr. Ruben Gallegos

Dora Alaniz Garza

Tony Garza

Dr. Arnulfo Garza-Vale

Margarito Guerrero

William “Bill” Hickey

Hon. Alma Lopez

Pete Ragus

Gabe Rivera

 

In Memoriam

Willie Crafts, Hall of Honor

Rode Gonzalez, Hall of Honor

Barbie Hernandez

Jose Mendoza Lopez, Hall of Honor

Roland Lopez, Hall of Honor

Danny Villanueva, Hall of Honor