Nominations are being accepted for 20th annual Diamante Awards


In 2009, the Diamante Awards will celebrate its 20th year of supporting the Toledo area Hispanic
community. Since its inception, more than 100 individuals and organizations have received scholarships
and awards for their achievements and contributions.
This year’s ceremony will take place at the Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center of Lourdes
College on Sept. 11. Currently, nominations are being accepted for the following Diamante Awards:
Latino/Latina Youth Leadership, Latino/Latina Adult Leadership, Corporation/Community Agency ,and Friend
of the Latino Community
Winners are chosen based on recognition of exemplary leadership and achievements within the Latino
community or community at large, demonstrated excellence in their fields, dedication and commitment in
an ethical and inclusive fashion and modeling qualities and behaviors of a mentor for youth and the
The annual Diamante Awards comprises Bowling Green State University, Lourdes College, Owens Community
College and the University of Toledo and was originally founded by the Northwest Ohio Latino advocacy
organization IMAGE.
All nominations are due by July 14. To nominate an individual and/or organization for any of the above
awards, visit and complete the online nomination form. For more information
contact Kelly Dilworth, Diamante Committee co-chair, at [email protected].

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