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    Sept 15 to Oct 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.
    Join us for a night of hispanic culture and heritage.

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    Celebrate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month as Networking for a Cause holds a celebration benefiting Academy of Special Dreams.

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    The Academy of Special Dreams believes that all persons, regardless of their disabilities, should have equal opportunities to express their talents and to be successful in the Arts.

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Los Angeles River Center & Gardens
September 15th 2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

On Thursday September 15 th , 2016 @ 6pm “Networking for a Cause” is throwing a blue carpet event to celebrate the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month at the beautiful LA River Center & Gardens benefitting the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation.

The event will include live mariachi’s, tasty food, refreshing summer cocktails, silent auction, inspirational honorees speaking about making a difference in the Hispanic community and more.

Academy of Special Dreams - Honorees

The Academy of Special Dreams Foundation will be honoring two distinguished Latina/o leaders, Linda Lopez, Chief, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, City of Los Angeles, and R.C. Schrader, Vice President and Managing Director of the Latino Practice Group, Bolton & Company, for their respective commitment to fostering a more inclusive society and bettering the Latino community in the greater Los Angeles area at the Networking For A Cause event hosted by Haydel Biel & Associates on Thursday evening, 6:00 p.m., September 15, 2016, at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens.



At Networking for a Cause, we believe that the community is our number one priority. All profits made at our events are donated to a charity that benefits the community. This event is no exception as we support the Academy of Special Dreams

Your ticket gives you access to over 150 professionals who have been invited to attend this event. This is your oppotunity to network with like minded people and create awareness for your business or brand.

  • Live Mariachi Music - Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles. The Word's First LGBTQ Mariachi will be performing live during the event.
  • Food - No event is complete without food. Not just any food, but various items provided by the local community with an hispanic twist.
  • Taco Bar - It may not be Tuesday but that doesn't mean we can't have Tacos!
  • Desert Bar - A selection of sweets for those who want to finish the night off.
  • Drink - Experience the world of hispanic drinks including Margaritas and Micheladas. A selection of beer and wine will also be available.
  • Silent Auctions - Various baskets and artwork donated by local businesses

Featured Artwork

All artwork displayed will be available at the event during the silent auction.
All proceeds will benefit the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation.

Event Sponsors

Partner Sponsors

Product Sponsors

Event Organizers

Promotional Sponsors

Individual Sponsors

Michael And Ligia Christian
Helen Woo Foundation
EntrePack Corporation

Become a Sponsor

If you would like to become a sponsor, please read this PDF.

Academy of Special Dreams

Scholarship Program Recipients

Deborah Gallardo
Riley Weinstein
Hugo Velasco
Brian To