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Hispanic Woman & Hispanic Man of the Year

Congratulations to Catalina Botero Lovett and Dr. Ray Ortiz
our 2023 Hispanic Woman and Man of the Year.

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Catalina Botero Lovett
Dr. Ray Ortiz


The Gala is one of Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc.’s signature events held during Hispanic Heritage Month, bringing people in the Tampa Bay area together to celebrate the region’s rich Hispanic heritage while simultaneously raising funds for higher education scholarships for deserving Hispanic students. 


The Hispanic Woman and Man of the Year Award is a lifetime achievement award that honors Hispanics who have contributed significantly to the success of our community. These Hispanic women and men have excelled in their endeavors to advance, promote, maintain, and enhance our Hispanic heritage and, by their outstanding contributions, have improved the quality of life for Hispanics in the Tampa Bay area.


Discover the Oficial Press Release for the 2023 Hispanic Woman & Hispanic Man of the Year:

For sponsorship opportunities and corporate tables, contact:

Maribel Garrett, Past President & Gala Co-Chair: (813) 765-4492 or 

Maria Bermudez- Torres, President & Gala Co-Chair: (813) 951-5630 or

Champagne Glasses


Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2023 Hispanic Woman and Man of the Year winners. They will be honored at the 35th Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. Gala at Tampa Armature Works on Friday, October 27, 2023.

6:30pm Social Hour
7pm Gala

Red Carpet Entrance
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