Building the Dream Gala

Building The Dream Gala

Since 1983, together with our committed network of partners, the TELACU Education Foundation has invested in the lives and education of thousands upon thousands of first-generation Latinx students from underserved communities. These amazing and talented young people have been empowered to graduate from high school; earn their Bachelor’s, Master’s, JDs, or PhDs; and launch into successful careers in virtually every sector of society. They are the embodiment of the TELACU Mission Statement—to serve, empower, advance, and create self-sufficiency—and they will collectively perpetuate its fulfillment.

Each year, your generous investments and support empower 2,000 first-generation, low-income high school, college, and graduate school students, some of whom have bravely served in our nation’s military. As a sponsor of our 37th Annual Building the Dream Gala, you will make it possible for the Foundation to continue providing our unique combination of highly effective comprehensive services and financial resources that help transform our amazing TELACU Scholars into the educated professionals whose passion and commitment light the way to a more brilliant future.

The 2021 Gala will bring together nearly 1,000 leaders from the corporate, educational and civic communities. Many Alumni—some now sponsors themselves—along with TELACU Scholar representatives will be present to thank those who have so profoundly touched their lives. It promises to be a truly memorable and inspiring evening!

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the event taking place June 2021 at the JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE! If you have any questions or would like additional information, kindly email Priscilla Lizárraga at

On behalf of every young person who can now see themselves represented on the campuses of illustrious colleges and universities and throughout every sector of the professional world—and who can now envision themselves achieving that same success—thank you for partnering with us in Building the Dream!

Corporate Partners, Foundation Leadership and Scholars Onstage at the 36th Annual Building the Dream Gala