Join us for an Evening at the
National Hispanic Cultural Center
with Virginia & Edward Lujan
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Admission: $100 per person
Honoring Mrs. Virginia and Mr. Edward Lujan
The National Hispanic Cultural Center
Foundation is hosting our first annual Legends ceremony. This year we
will honor founding board member Mr. Edward Lujan and his wife Mrs.
Virginia Lujan. The program will feature readings by local poets,
musical and dance performances including PANdemonium, and will highlight the various programs at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Honorary co-chairs of the 2012 Legends
are the Honorable Pete Domenici and Mrs. Nancy Domenici and Mayor
Richard Berry and Mrs. Maria Berry. The program will also include a
special corrido written and performed by Roberto Mondragon and video
messages from U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, .
Mr. and Mrs. Lujan will celebrate their 60th
wedding anniversary this August. Edward Lujan was a founding member of
the National Hispanic Cultural Center and Foundation boards, and worked
diligently to build a center that would preserve Hispanic culture and
art; a dream realized after 30 years of dedicated effort. The existence
of a National Hispanic Cultural Center was a personal goal of both
Virginia and Edward’s.
In a recent interview with Prime Time,
Mr. Lujan discusses his wife's dedication to the center, “It’s time.
This event honors her [Virginia Lujan] because she understood the
importance of the center as much as I did. She always supported me in
everything. I work long hours. I always have. She was there, for all of
it, though all of it with me.”
Legends will be held on May 24, 2012 at
6 p.m in the Journal Theater. The day will begin with the 2012
Coca-Cola Golf Fiesta Tournament, and will end with a car raffle for a
2012 Honda Civic.
Thank you to our Legends Gala Sponsors
Manuel Lujan Agencies
Debbie & Ron Harmon
The Coca-Cola Company
New Mexico State University
Great Minds in STEM/HENAAC
AMIGOS de VIRGINIA & EDWARD LUJAN $1,000
Merrill Lynch/Leonard Armstrong
Don Chalmers Ford
Susan & Nick Franklin
French Funerals and Cremations
Aileen & Bill Garcia
Girls Scouts of NM Trails, Inc.
Janice and Stuart Paster
Mrs. Cayetana & Ambassador Ed Romero
Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin
UNM Health Science Foundation
AMIGOS de VIRGINIA & EDWARD LUJAN $500
Mary & Mike Anaya
Sara & Douglas M. Brown
Brownstein, Hyatt & Barber
Michelle & Bill Coons
Cordova Public Relations
Alex Romero & Rita Garcia
Kevin Hagan & Associates
Jean & Manuel Lujan Jr.
Cathy & Sherman McCorkle
Loretta & Gerald Murphy
New Mexico First
Penny & Armin Rembe
Barbara & Eric Serna
ZS&T’s Great Grub!
Clear Channel Radio
New Mexico Business Weekly