Mexican American Leadership Initiative (MALI) to Honor Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Los Angeles

Mexican American Leadership Initiative (MALI) to Honor Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Los Angeles

The Mexican American Leadership Initiative (MALI) of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation (USMF) will honor Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at its second annual MALI Awards to take place in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 9, 2013.

The MALI Hermandad Award is presented to outstanding leaders who have advanced the Foundation’s mission of fostering constructive partnerships between the societies of the United States and Mexico. It recognizes the work of the recipient in enhancing opportunity for the people of Mexico and the health and prosperity of the two nations.

The 2013 MALI Awards Brunch will also feature former Cabinet Secretaries Carlos Gutierrez (Commerce) and Henry Cisneros (HUD), as well as Monica Lozano, CEO of ImpreMedia and Publisher of La Opinión newspaper in Los Angeles. Secretaries Gutierrez and Cisneros are members of the USMF Board of Directors. Cisneros and Lozano are among the founders of MALI.

Media are welcome to attend this event. For credentials please contact MALI Director Zuraya Tapia at 202.506.1427 or

Sponsors and partners of the MALI Awards brunch include Union Bank of California / Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, ImpreMedia / La Opinión, Entravision and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) at USC.

The brunch will feature a special appearance by the Latin Grammy-nominated Trio Ellas and will take place on the campus of the University of Southern California (USC). Proceeds will benefit community projects in Mexico supported by MALI and the USMF. For more information on the Foundation’s work in Mexico, the MALI Awards Brunch, and sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase tickets to the event please visit the Foundation website at

About MALI

MALI is an advocacy and support network founded by the U.S.-Mexico Foundation in 2010 to provide a mechanism by which Mexican American leaders may contribute to strengthening American society’s relations with Mexico. Secretary Clinton helped to launch MALI at its first national conference in May 2011. MALI leaders have since acted to mobilize American support for community-based organizations and projects in Mexico addressing a range of needs, primarily in the areas of education, health, economic opportunity, environmental protection and the challenges faced by at-risk youth. Working with the secure channel established by the U.S.-Mexico Foundation, MALI fosters partnerships between the people of the U.S. and Mexico, recognizing the two countries’ shared responsibility for the health and prosperity of the region.