4th Annual Dinner & Fundraiser

4th Annual Dinner & Fundraiser
June 21, 2017

With Keynote Speaker, Paul L. Foster


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For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Roman Ortiz
Phone 915-843-4063
Cell 915-472-2158


El Paso, TX, May 19, 2017– In partnership with exclusive event sponsor, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Project ARRIBA will celebrate its 4th Annual Dinner & Fundraiser on June 21st with keynote speaker and champion of higher education, Paul L. Foster.

“The commitment Project ARRIBA has to workforce development in our region is outstanding. The organization has a proven track record of success with El Pasoans who need on-the-job skills to access in-demand jobs. I am personally proud of the work they do, and I applaud their efforts. It is an honor to be a part of this year’s fundraising event for Project ARRIBA,” said Paul Foster, El Paso business leader and Executive Chairman of Western Refining.

"Our main goal with this signature event is to highlight the success of program initiatives and its positive effect on the El Paso del Norte Region. This special evening will inform the local business community of the great Return on Investment that can be realized by investing in human capital,” added Roman Ortiz, Chief Executive Officer of Project ARRIBA.

Event: Project ARRIBA’s 4th Annual Dinner & Fundraiser
Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: El Paso Airport Marriott, 1600 Airway Blvd, El Paso, TX 79925
Cost: $1,500 per table of 10 / $175 per seat

All proceeds from table and seat sales will benefit the mission of Project ARRIBA. All donations made the night of the event will benefit the Jim R. Phillips Endowment Fund and will provide future scholarships to participants pursuing a four-year degree in nursing at the University of Texas at El Paso.


About Project ARRIBA

The mission of Project ARRIBA is to provide high-skilled training and case management services to residents of El Paso County who need the occupational skills necessary to access in demand jobs that pay a family-sustaining living wage, with benefits and a career path. Project ARRIBA promotes a working partnership between community-based organizations, training institutions, and private corporate partners. Project ARRIBA provides the financial, educational, and social support systems needed for at-risk students to access, persist, complete long-term training that results in a degree or credential in a demand occupation, and be job placed. For more information, please visit

About the Jim R. Phillips Endowment Fund

In honor of a visionary, philanthropist, and executive, and in partnership with Wells Fargo Bank, the Jim R. Phillips Endowment Fund was launched in summer 2016. The endowment directly benefits low-income El Pasoans pursuing long-term, high-skilled training for careers that are in demand in the community, that is forever impacted by Mr. Phillips service and leadership.

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Event Sponsor:

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Event Investors:

Corporate table sponsors will have their logo and company information displayed at the event and in marketing materials used by Project ARRIBA. Night of event proceeds to benefit the Jim R. Phillips Endowment Fund.

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Night of Event Investors:

Adriana Garcia | Aliana Apodaca | Brian Kelley | Castro Enterprises, Inc. | Child Crises Center | Christopher & Sharon Ninkovich | David & Flo Buchmueller | Dee Margo | Eduardo Rodriguez, Esq. | El Paso Community College | El Paso Electric Co. | Eloiso & Dolores De Avila | Freeport-McMoran | Gifford Foundation | Gilbert Moreno | Henry Gallardo | Housing Authority for the City of El Paso | Hunt Companies | Ismael Enriquez | Jimmy Brod (on behalf of Carmen Perez) | JP Morgan Chase | Justin Chapman | Karen Benuska | Kemp Smith LLP | Ken Slavin | Martha Medina | Martha Parton | Martha Rochford | MIMCO, Inc. | Mitchell & Catherine Puschett | Mithoff Burton Partners | Nita Phillips | Norman Wood | Rabbi Ben Zeidman | Richard Castro | Robert & Consuelo Clark | Taylor Moreno | Texas Gas Service | The Hospitals of Providence | University Medical Center of El Paso | Vikki Rey | WestStar Bank | William Reed Leverton


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Project ARRIBA is a 501(c)3, Non-profit Economic & Workforce Development Organization
1155 Westmoreland, Suite 235 | El Paso, TX 79925 | 915.843.4055

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