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SDSU Hispanic Business Group Receives Grant From Alumnus
The SDSU Hispanic Business Student Association (HBSA) was recently the recipient of a $2500 grant courtesy of SDSU alumnus and real estate professional, Aldo Vides (’10, economics). Vides, a past president of SDSU’s HBSA, offered the grant to the organization by telling its members they “earned it.”
The grant was given to Vides by the Coors Light Líderes program which gave four Latino leaders from the San Diego-area $2500 each with the directive to give the grants to the non-profit organizations of their choice.
"With the help of this donation, we will be able to provide additional scholarships and fund different events that will enhance our members’ skillset." - Martiza Velazquez
“I am honored and grateful to receive this grant award and even more appreciative to donate this grant to an organization that empowers the growth and leadership for young Latinos in the Hispanic Business Student Association,” said Vides in a statement.
“Aldo has been very involved with our organization throughout the years and has witnessed our hard work as we try to grow and develop our organization in order to ‘create tomorrow’s leaders today’,” said Martiza Velazquez, current president of the SDSU HBSA. “With the help of this donation, we will be able to provide additional scholarships and fund different events that will enhance our members’ skillset.”
The SDSU HBSA was founded in 1999 and has been the recipient of numerous awards since then. The group’s mission is to increase enrollment of Hispanics in higher education programs and to seek out and provide employment and leadership opportunities for Hispanic students and professionals.