Past Honorees

1982
Carolina Herrera, Designer
Jose Ferrer
Glen S. Clarke
Marife Hernandez
Marta Istomin

 

1983
Raúl Juliá, Actor
Exxon Corporation
Rita Moreno, Actress
Rev. Joseph Fitzpatrick, S.J.

 

1984
New York Telephone Company 
Honorable Robert Garcia
Dr. James R. Dumpson
Sr. Oliva Stimko

 

1985
Francis M.s Austin
Stephen Rose
Avon Products, Inc.
David Diaz
Peter Bloch
Dr. Elena Padilla
Matilde Perez-Porrata

 

1986
Honorable Rafael Hernández-Colón
John S. Chamberlin
Merck & Co., Inc.
Carlos Barbas
Honorable Velda González
Tito Puentes, Musician
Johnny Torres

 

1987
Roy Vegelos, M.D. 
WNBC-TV
Joseph Papp
Luis Quero Chiesa 
Carlota Maduro
Honorable Ruth Fernández

 

1988
Rafael Hernández-Colón
Bud Carey
Pepsi Cola Bottling Company
Honorable Olga A. Mendez, Senator
Rafael Robert, J.D.
Dr. Eugene Lang

 

1989
Charles A. Thomas 
Phillip Morris USA
Honorable Fernando Ferrer
Richard E. Trabert
Dr. Ethel Rios De Betancourt

 

1990
Guy L. Smith IV
Adolph Coors Co.
Honorable Felisa Rincón De Gautier
Luis Miranda
Geraldo Rivera
Radio America

 

1991
Peter Coors
Dennis E. Berberich
Honorable Angelo Del Toro
Jewish Community Relations Council
Dr. Antonia Coello Novello

 

1992
WCBS-TV
David A. Conklin
Honorable Sally Hernandez-Pinero
Honorable Jose E. Serrano
Honorable Miguel Hernandez-Agosto

 

1993
Bud Carey
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.
WXTV-Channel 41
Honorable Nydia Velazquez
Cesar A. Perales
Celia Cruz, Singer

 

1994
Jesús Rangel
Honorable Ruth Messinger
WNJU-Channel 47
Roberto Madam, McDonald’s

 

1995
Raymond BV. Gilmartin
Goya Foods, Inc.
Hispanic Federation of NYC
Raul Julia,(Post Mortem), Actor
Rosie Pérez, Actress

 

1996
Donald B. Reed
Matsushita Consumer Electronics Co.
Miriam Colón Del Valle
Jane L. Delgado, National Alliance for Hispanic Health

 

1997
Honorable Rudolph Giuliani
Pfizer, Inc.
Rita DiMartino, AT&T
Luis Rojas Marcos, M.D., NYCHH Corporation
Clarence O. Smith, Essence Communications

 

1998
Don Iwatani
Anna Carbonnell
Jose E. Méndez
Ralph Dickerson, Jr., United Way of NYC
Iran Rodriguez, Migrant Family in Washington, D.C.

 

1999
Lawrence J. Toal
Tipper Gore
Karen L. Clark
Toni Fay, Time Warner
Jose Antonio Torres, Banco Popular

 

2000
August A. Busch III
Ronald Gade
Lawrence J. Toal
Millie Hernandez-Becker
Edward James Olmos, Actor
Magdalena Torres

 

2001
Jorge A. Junquera-Diez
Lilliam Barrios-Paoli
Maria Luisa Ferré Rangel
Francis D. Gómez
William M. Rooney

 

2002
Susan Sarandon, Actress
Health Plus
Edward Gueits
Andy Unanue
Zulema T. Wiscovitch

 

2003
Lew Leone
Rossana Rosario, El Diario La Prensa
Dominick J. Gio
Daniel Rodriguez, The Raúl Juliá Award

 

2004
Hector Elizondo, The Raúl Juliá Award
Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez
Mario J. Paredes
Oscar Hijuelos, Writer, The Raúl Juliá Award

 

2005
Candy Pratts-Price
Deborah Forte
Wendy Z. Goldstein
John Hand
John Lesiewski
Priscilla Lopez, Actress, The Raúl Juliá Award

 

2006
Jacqueline Hernández-Fallous
Mónica Faye Azare
Livia Jane Gueits
Glee Ballard
Ed Figueroa, Baseball Pitcher, The Raúl Juliá Award

 

2007
Laura Posada
Gail Nayowith
Eddie Palmieri- Musician, The Raúl Juliá Award
Nicholasa Mohr, Writer, The Raúl Juliá Award

 

2008
Suleika Cabrera-Drinane
Dr. Rosa Gil
Shirley Rodriguez-Remeniski
Ramon Pineda
Geraldo Rivera, The Raúl Juliá Award

 

2009
Jay Hersherson 
Jose Nazario
Rei Pérez
Raúl Russi
Jimmy Smits, Actor, The Raúl Juliá Award

 

2010
Marilyn “Penny” Joseph
Lin Manuel Miranda, Actor, The Raúl Juliá Award

 

2011
Ernie Anastos
Angela Cabrera
Jacqueline DaCosta
María Dávila-Pequero
Dr. Mildred Allen
Bianca Marroquin, Actress, The Raúl Juliá Award

 

2012
Puerto Rican Day Parade

 

2013
Honorable Wilma Pastrana
HealthPlus/Amerigroup
Lillian Rodrguez-López

 

2014
Audrey Pass
Sharon Rivera
Memorial Dedication to Jackie DaCosta

 

2015

Jorge Ramos

Michelle S. Lee

Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto

Raymond Arrieta

Gale A. Brewer

Hermes Croatto, Musician, Singer, The Raul Juliá Award

2016

Honorable Gustavo Rivera

Rafael Toro

Angela "Angie" Cabrera

Sonia Manzano, Author/ Actress, The Raul Juliá Award

2017

Ruben Diaz Jr.

Saundra Thomas

Nurys De Oleo

Juan Amaya & Family

Carla Pinza, The Raul Juliá Award

2018

Adriano Espaillat

Headstarts of Puerto Rico PRFI

Roselyn Sanchez, The Raul Juliá Award