HOPE History

Past Amazing Energy honorees include:

   

2016

   

2015

2014

2013

2012

 

2011

 

2010

2009

 

2008

  • Dr. Joe Bernal
  • Beatrice S. Gallego
  • Fernando Reyes
  • Lieutenant General (Ret.) Ricardo S. Sánchez
  • Col Juan Seguín
  • Lionel Sosa
 

2007

  • Ernesto Ancira
  • Vikki Carr
  • U.S. Congressman Charles Gonzalez
  • Raúl Jiménez
  • Jose Antonio Navarro
  • Gloria Rodríguez

2006

  • LTC (Ret.) Consuelo Castillo Kickbush
  • Dr. Francisco G. Cigarroa
  • Tino Durán
  • Jaime Martínez
  • Patti Radle
  • Jesse Treviño
 

2005

  • Alexander Briseño
  • Archbishop Emeritus Patrick Flores
  • Dr. William Gonzaba
  • Olga H. Madrid
  • Dr. Ricardo Romo
  • Patsy Torres
 

2004

  • Dr. Manuel Berriozábal
  • Dr. William Elizondo
  • Pastor Freddie and Ninfa García
  • Gloria Leal Hernández
  • Patricia “Pat” Ozuna
  • Texas Senator Leticia Van de Putte

Objectives

  • Facilitate the participation of Hispanic employees in corporate strategies that add value to CPS Energy success.
  • Serve as a centralized voice for Hispanic perspectives to be heard and considered by executive management.
  • Develop a network that encourages communication and sharing of common interest issues among CPS Energy employees.
  • Develop employee resources and enhance opportunities for Hispanics in recruitment, promotion and advancement at CPS Energy Promote the growth of CPS in the community and develop a pool of qualified Hispanic candidates for the future. By participating in external community activities dealing with higher education.

History

HOPE was established November 6, 2003 to provide a perspective and a voice for Hispanic employees at CPS Energy.

Working with the CPS Energy Diversity Council, HOPE launched its official kick-off in May 2004 when it became the utility’s first employee networking group. Mayor Ed Garza was the keynote speaker.

Accomplishments

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS RAISED TO DATE:
$119,000
REAP CONTRIBUTIONS RAISED TO DATE:
$4,200
UNITED WAY CONTRIBUTIONS RAISED TO DATE:
$224

2005: HOPE awarded two $250 scholarships
Total of $500
2006: HOPE awarded three $500 scholarships
Total of $1,500
  HOPE received 501(c) 3 designation
2007: HOPE awarded six $1,000 scholarships
Total of $6,000
2008: HOPE awarded four $2,500 scholarships
Total of $10,000
2009: HOPE awarded four $2,500 scholarships
Total of $10,000
  HOPE raised $4,200 for REAP
  HOPE Membership reached 111 members
2010: HOPE awarded four $3,000 scholarship
Total of $12,000
2011 HOPE awarded three $3,000 & three$1,500 scholarships
Total of $13,500
2012 HOPE awarded two $3,000 & three $1,500 scholarships
Total of $10,500
  HOPE donated to AVANCE United Way $224  
  HOPE Membership reached 112 members  
2013 HOPE awarded one $3,000 & two $1,000 & two 1,250 & five $1,500
Total of $15,000
2014 HOPE awarded one $3,000 & two $1,250 & seven $1,000 & five $1,500
Total of $20,000
2015 HOPE awarded one $3,000 & two $1,250 & seven $1,000 & five $1,500
Total of $20,000
2016 HOPE awarded one $3,000 & two $2,000 & two $1,000 & four $1,250 & seven $1,300
Total of $23,100
     

Tribute to Hispanic Heritage Banquet

Since 2004, the Tribute to Hispanic Heritage Banquet is held to recognize prominent community leaders during Hispanic Heritage Month. The first year the group sponsored a reception and subsequent years HOPE has staged banquets that raise funds for college scholarships.

Hispanic Organization for Public Employees IRS Certification | 501(C)(3) Tax Exempt Letter