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Boys Hope Girls Hope Announces the Establishment of the Univision Citizenship Advancement Scholarship Award (CASA)

By Univision PR Team

May 23, 2017

Randy Falco, President and CEO of Univision Communications Inc., receives Vision of Hope Award and Eli Manning honored with the Ann & Wellington Mara Award at the BHGH Annual Gala

Sophomore BHGHNY scholar Josiah Casildo with Randy Falco

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 23, 2017 – On Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Cipriani Wall Street, Randy Falco, President and CEO of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), was honored with Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York’s (BHGHNY) Vision of Hope Award. The Award is presented annually by the non-profit’s Board of Directors to an individual whose lifelong commitment to philanthropy, community service and to our nation’s youth has inspired, empowered, nurtured and encouraged others to succeed.

Encouraged by the tremendous work BHGHNY does for minority students in New York City, Falco announced, during his remarks to the 900 guests gathered at Cipriani, the establishment of the Univision Citizenship Advancement Scholarship Award (CASA). CASA recognizes a BHGHNY scholar who best exemplifies the Company’s mission to serve and empower Hispanic America. The $20,000.00 scholarship will be awarded over four years to a BHGHNY student of Hispanic origin to enable them to take full part in the organization’s unique college access boarding program and thus afford them the opportunity to prepare for, inherit, and realize the true promise of America. BHGHNY is a non-profit organization that endeavors to serve motivated youth, whose talent is not yet obvious and aptitude for success in higher education and society might otherwise go unrealized.

“Our Board of Trustees, families, staff, and scholars are humbled by and very grateful for Univision’s generosity and its belief in our mission,” said Malick Fall, BHGHNY’s executive director. “This year’s gala was particularly successful thanks to Univision’s commitment to our cause and Randy Falco’s team’s unparalleled assistance.”

The 2017 gala, which also honored New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning with the Ann & Wellington Mara Award, brought in 2.1 million dollars in revenues—a record for the organization.

Co-founded in 1979 by New York Giants Owner, Wellington Mara, BHGHNY, is a regional and autonomous affiliate of Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH), an international charitable organization headquartered in St. Louis, MO with operations in fifteen U.S. cities and in Guatemala, Mexico and Peru. In Brooklyn, NY, BHGHNY operates a rigorous college preparatory boarding program in partnership with Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School and Cristo Rey Brooklyn. Using residences adjacent to the schools, BHGHNY works year-round to serve at-risk-low-income-first-generation-college-bound-students who have the ability to excel in a nurturing and demanding academic community. As the region’s only urban boarding program, BHGHNY is at the vanguard of youth development and its overall efficacy and approach continue to set new standards in student services and support. Some recent college acceptances include Princeton, Dartmouth, UPenn, Cornell, Barnard, Duke Georgetown, Holy Cross, Boston College, Brown, NYU, Williams, Swarthmore, Tufts, Hamilton, Colgate, the University of Virginia, Smith, Syracuse and the full range of SUNY and CUNY schools.

CONTACT:  Shavely Peralta Univision Communications Inc. 646-560-4842 speralta@univision.net @UCIPRTeam / Veronica Zuccarello Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York 718-638-1100 vzuccarello@bhgh.org

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