A Special Recognition for David Damian Figueroa, recipient of the “Distinguished Amigo Advocate Award”

Bravo! To our dear friend David Damian Figueroa, recipient of the “Distinguished Amigo Advocate Award” for his volunteer support and sharing of his wealth of expertise with Familia Unida for over 17 years and commitment for making this world a better place.

Los Angeles, CA, April 27, 2016 /PressReleasePing/ – This Thursday April 28, 2016 at 6pm David Damian Figueroa will be honored at Familia Unida’s Gala – Salud! To 20 Years of Service at the Historic Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles

David Damian Figueroa is currently the AVP, of Community Engagement for the Frontier Communications West Region. He is the former Vice President of Strategic Development and Communications for MALDEF where he was charged in developing strategic partnerships with donors and in developing the organizations public profile. His background and expertise in government affairs, media relationships, foundation partnerships, civic engagement has earned him the respect from his peers and community at large. David Damian’s personal commitment for positive social change and volunteering for worthy causes including the Dolores Huerta Foundation, The Cesar Chavez Foundation, Familia Unida Living with MS, and being a prominent voice within the LBGT community and immigration causes has earned him numerous recognitions.

David Damian Figueroa served as a Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles and dedicated support for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. David Damian numerous and prestigious accolades include his involvement in the Migrant Project: Contemporary California Farm Workers (book), the Academy Award Winning Documentary – Inocente and being the recipient of awards from international celebrates and long time friend, “Jose Jose’ – Principe de la Cancion “”Este Es Mi Vida/This is My Life” (book), acknowledged in the Roots “25th Anniversary” (TV), and also acknowledged in Irma Resendez’s, Founder of Familia Unida, inspirational journey, books – “Simply Amor – & Simplemente Amor.

David attended Yuma High School attended Lamson Business College, Tucson AZ, earning a Diploma in Finance & Accounting. He is a member of “Up with People” and most notable are his wide range of experiences that motivates and mentors others to do as they believe to be right. David Damians social advocacy in a variety fields of interest have resulted in the implementation of proactive approach to addressing social advocacy in a strategic and creative manner for improved social change.

About Familia Unida:
Familia Unida Living with MS was created 20 years ago by Irma Resendez after she learned of her diagnosis of MS and the urgent need to bridge resources and support that at the time were not available or accessible in Spanish. Familia Unida is recognized as the first ever bilingual MS organization in the United States history to outreach to the Spanish speaking MS community. Familia Unida has evolved and today serves over 15,000 individuals living with MS and a variety of disabilities. Gearing up to celebrate this monumental milestone of providing support and services for over two decades, Familia Unida invites you to spread awareness of their motto “You are not alone – No estas solo” and embrace your family and loved ones. The Dinner Gala is a wonderful way to celebrate 2 decades of service and raise funds to support their vital programs. Familia Unida is a 501c3 organization: to donate, volunteer, or learn more about our programs and services visit: lovefamiliaunida.org

Press Contact:
Jackie Lopez
Familia Unida
4716 E. Cesar Chavez Ave Los Angeles, CA 90022