Metro DC Hispanic Contractors Association (Metro/DC HCA), in partnership with Gilbane & Turner construction companies, Balt./DC Building Trades Unions and the DC United soccer team shall celebrate their fifth annual*, GALA Fundraiser at ‘Audi Field’, DC United soccer stadium, Wednesday evening, July 21, 2021.
This live event honors the work of thousands of small, minority, immigrant and Latino owned businesses in the construction industry of this region who kept their enterprises functioning throughout the pandemic. Overcoming barriers and obstacles that inhibit their growth, these firms provide talented, top quality services to the industry. They are the infra-structure builders of the future and the pioneers who keep our community going.
The Washington region is a precursor and pioneer in the organization of small construction businesses and Metro/DC HCA is a proud, founding member of the National Hispanic Construction Assoc.
Our project is to hold a sit down dinner event at an outdoor venue where we can space adequately and safely. A place where we can showcase our network using the audio visual technology at the stadium’s disposal.
We understand these are trying times, but our objective is to provide an outing for all those in the construction industry who have kept our businesses going and the economy alive through these trying times.
For information on this event, please reach out to: Jose Sueiro; [email protected], 202-203-0120
*This is our 5th Annual Celebration. Our last fundraiser was March 2019. We were unable to hold a fundraiser in 2020
We plan to:
- Recognize the work of Jackie Reyes, the Mayor’s Director of the Office on Latino Affairs for her diligent, tireless work in support of the Latino community throughout the pandemic.
- Recognize the work of ‘Close the Gap’ in conjunction w/Giant Foods who sponsor a feeding program that provided food for roughly 40 non-citizen families over the length of the pandemic in 2020.
- Keynote speakers from two of the largest builders in the world -Gilbane & Turner construction companies.
- Keynote speaker from the Biden administration (tentative)
- Participation of the Balt./DC Building Trades Unions
- Presentation of OSHA 30 certificates to graduates of the MDC HCA OSHA training program