Since 2004, HOPE’s signature fundraising event has been the Hispanic Heritage Gala held during Hispanic Heritage Month. The Gala is held annually, and serves as the basis for the majority of the scholarship money raised. In addition, the Gala provides an opportunity to recognize prominent community leaders, celebrate HOPE’s successes for the year, network with peers, and provide attendees with a better understanding of the impact they create. The Gala should serve as a forum to build relationships with potential long-term donators. HOPE will continue to strive every year to host an event that is both entertaining and meaningful.