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The Latino Chamber Foundation, formally known as the Latino Chamber Development Corporation, was founded in 1997 by Mr. Joseph P. Roybal. The Foundation is made up of past Presidents, Board Chairs, and Board Members and also been referred to as the Past President's Council.

The Latino Chamber Foundation was established for the purpose of supporting education and charitable efforts within the community. Through efforts of its members, the Latino Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was set up as a separate, yet closely affiliated entity to the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Pueblo. Some of the activities and events the Latino Chamber Foundation has organized and hosted include, but are not limited to: Latino Chamber Development Leadership Series, Junior Latino Chamber Program, Latino Lifetime Achievement, and the Annual Joe T. Ulibarri Tostada Mexican Roast.

Mission/Vision Statement

Mission: The Latino Chamber Development Corporation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is committed to advocating and promoting leadership development in Pueblo with an emphasis on the Latino community. We accomplish this through direct programs and integrated community partnerships that focus on education, youth development, academic achievement, and civic involvement. The Latino Chamber Development Corporation partners with the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Pueblo, sharing resources, and supporting the Latino Chamber's mission.

Vision: To be the recognized leader for leadership and educational development in the community.

2024 Events

19th Annual Joe T. Ulibarri Tostada: Mark your calendars for the Joe T. Ulibarri Tostada on Friday, May 3rd 2024 at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center! This light-hearted event honors a local leader that is mildly insulted, amused, embarrassed, and generally highlighted by friends and acquaintances as they recall old stories, jokes, appearances, and miscues over the years. The local leader will be "roasted" by friends, family, and other leaders while the audience gets a good laugh for a good cause.

Junior Latino Chamber Program: The Junior Latino Chamber Program allows middle school students to experience entrepreneurship by developing and working on their own business plan throughout the program. Students will learn how to develop a business description, product/service mix, marketing plan, operational plan, location analysis, and determine the different pathways to sell a product or service. This program affords students the opportunity to explore the possibilities of becoming the next generation of entrepreneurs, all while earning money just like a summer job. Students will receive a cash stipend at the completion of the program based on participation and performance and will be paid accordingly. This program models a real-life job that teaches students accountability, organization, and time management. This year the program will begin on Monday, July 8th and end on Thursday, August 1st.

17th Annual Latino Lifetime Award Ceremony: The Latino Chamber Foundation is excited to host the 17th Annual Latino Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony! The Ceremony will be held in the Occhiato Ballroom on the CSU-Pueblo campus on Thursday, September 17th, 2024 at 11:30am. The Latino Lifetime Achievement Award intends to exemplify and honor individuals who have exhibited continuous and selfless contributions to the Hispanic community of Pueblo in any one or more of the following areas: business, education, government, humanitarian, non-profit, philanthropic, politics, and social. The recognition also depicts the progress predicated on vision, dedication, hard work, and courage.

2024 Board Members

  • Ray Romero, My Friend The Printer | Board Chair
  • Charlotte Vasquez, Sunflower Bank | Vice Chair
  • Alfonso Garcia, Retired | Treasurer
  • Lorrie Marquez, Chavez Huerta Preparatory Academy | Secretary
  • Dennis Flores, City of Pueblo City Council
  • Stephanie Garcia, Arc of Pueblo
  • Al Gurule, Retired
  • Gloria Gutierrez, Retired
  • Dr. James Valenzuela, Retired

Countdown to the 2024 19th Annual Tostada Roast Ceremony


Throwback to the 2022 15th Annual Latino Lifetime Event

Contact the Latino Chamber Foundation:


Phone: 719-542-5513

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