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2022 Latinos Unidos Scholarship Luncheon

Presented by Drift

Latinos Unidos

Since 1983, The Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council’s mission is to serve as a liaison between the city government and the Hispanic community. Our Latinos Unidos event is dedicated to opening new doors of opportunity for Latino youth in our community.   The event highlights the influence and economic impact of Hispanics in the United States with an inspiring keynote speaker and recognition of a community leader and focuses on raising scholarship dollars to remove critical barriers to postsecondary education for Latino youth.  

With support like yours, we have funded endowments at Hillsborough Community College, the University of South Florida, and the University of Tampa. 

Did you know that COST is the number one reason students fail to enroll or complete a 4-year college degree? This year, Elias Torres, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Drift, joins our efforts as the luncheon keynote speaker. Like you, Elias believes all children should have access to post-secondary education to achieve their American dream. 

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us as a sponsor of the

2022 Latinos Unidos Scholarship Luncheon

May 11, 2022, Noon, Armature Works 

Together, we can lessen the burden of cost for Hispanic students. We welcome you as a partner in this mission as we join efforts to make a bigger difference for many more students. For your convenience, we have included our new sponsorship levels and benefits. You can pledge your support online or contact us directly at MHACLUL@GMAIL.COM.  We are happy to tell you more and will follow up with you to answer any questions you may have.

Anh-kay Pizano, 2022 Latinos Unidos Scholarship Luncheon Chair
Araseli Martinez-Peña, 2022 Latinos Unidos Scholarship Luncheon Chair


Elias Torres

2022 Latinos Unidos Keynote Speaker

Elias Torres

Co-founder and CTO of Drift

Elias Torres is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Drift, a leading conversational marketing and sales platform. Torres previously served as the VP of Engineering at HubSpot and helped grow their revenue to $100 million after the acquisition of his previous company Performable. Prior to Performable, Elias served as VP of Engineering at Lookery and spent the first 10 years of his career as an engineer at IBM.

In addition to starting, advising, and helping early-stage companies, Elias is passionate about building winning teams. He is also a community activist focused on supporting Latinx entrepreneurs across the US.

He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and TechCrunch.

Event Sponsors

Student Champion



Student Promoter

Sandra Bennett

Student Advocate

USF Foundation
Sergeant Jerry Carey

Updated: 05/04/2022