Building the Dream 2020

A Message of Gratitude

Here at the TELACU Education Foundation, June is always a time of joy and gratitude. At our annual Gala, we look forward to celebrating our TELACU Scholars’ graduations and their inspiring achievements—made possible by you. Over more than three decades, this event and our community of dedicated partners have grown, transforming what began as one long-time partner called it, “a wine and cheese reception—without the wine,” into a black tie event now sponsored by many of our successful professionals, who once were its beneficiaries!

Had it not been for COVID-19, we would be getting ready to welcome you all to our 37th Annual Building the Dream Gala, Presented by Toyota. We would share a handshake, un abrazo, and all those small, warm gestures all of us sometimes took for granted. But one blessing we have never, and will never, take for granted is the generosity of our corporate, civic, and educational partners. You continue to empower thousands of talented and deserving students from our community to fulfill their Purpose.

Tonight, although we are forced to remain apart physically, in unity of purpose we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with every man, woman, and young person who is committed to the tenets of our Great Nation, Together, we will continue to relentlessly pursue America’s Promise: one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all!

Dr. David C. Lizarraga
Chairman and Founder

Dr. Michael Lizarraga
President and CEO

Priscilla Lizarraga
Gala Executive Producer