Luso-American Education Foundation

Awardees

Dia de Portugal Awardees

The Luso-American Education Foundation has celebrated “Portuguese Day” since June 10, 1966.  In 2007 the Luso-American Education Foundation implemented the “Día de Portugal Award” to recognize an individual  contribution to the Portuguese Language and Culture, and contribution to the community where he/she resides. In 2017 the LAEF expanded the honor to organizations and societies by implementing the “Organization Award” to recognize organizations that have contributed to the benefit of the Portuguese language and culture, and to the Portuguese community.

Individuals

  • 2007 - Batista Vieira

  • 2008 - Antonio Goulart

  • 2009 - Lionel Goulart

  • 2010- Al Dutra

  • 2011 - Dr. Decio Oliviera

  • 2012 - Joseph Machado

  • 2013 - Maria da Dores & Helio Beirao

  • 2014 - Elaine Almeida

  • 2015 - Manuel Eduardo Vieira

  • 2016 - Joann Malta-Weingard

  • 2017 - Jose Avila

  • 2018 - Jose do Couto Rodrigues

  • 2019 - Fernanda Simoes

Organizations

  • 2017 - Tulare Joint Union High School

  • 2018 - Hilmar Unified School District

  • 2019 - San Pablo Holy Ghost Association

Wall of Fame

The Luso-American Education Foundation has celebrated “Portuguese Day” since June 10, 1966.  In 2013 the Luso-American Education Foundation implemented the “WALL OF FAME AWARD” to recognize an individual  contribution and support of the Luso-American Education Foundation.  To qualify for this ward the individual nominated must be a member of the Luso-American Education Foundation.

Class of 2013

Henriette Reis

Manuel Reis

Dr. Manuel Bem Barrocca

Rodrigo Alvernaz

Joe B. Malta

Class of 2014

Emidio Fonseca

Bill Gonsalves

Manuel Perdigao

Joe Secco

Luis Sousa

Class of 2015

Armand Pelicas

Sam Pelicas

Manuel Rosario

 

Class of 2016

Barbara Angeja

John Machado

Class of 2017

Diane Pelicas

Class of 2018

Lino S. Amaral

Nilza Bettencourt

Class of 2019

John Perdigao

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