This article was contributed by San Benito LULAC.
Each year, the Community Foundation for San Benito County proudly celebrates National Philanthropy Day. This day is set aside in November to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—those that enrich our community.
The League of United Latin America Citizens (LULAC) of San Benito County selected Riana Gutierrez as the recipient of the Philanthropy Day Award, which will be presented at the National Philanthropy Day dinner on Nov. 14 at San Juan Oaks Golf Club and Restaurant.
Riana is most worthy of this recognition as she has dedicated countless of volunteer hours to improving the life of San Benito County youth. She has assisted in planning the annual Cesar Chavez Walk-a-Thon, which commemorates Cesar Chavez’s birthday. She serves as the current president of the San Benito County LULAC Young Adult/Collegiate Council, which plays a key role in engaging college students in social justice issues and volunteerism.
Riana is also Coordinator of the ADELANTE Youth Mentorship Program, which is a success-oriented program focusing on personal growth, professional connections and critical thinking skills essential for college success.
In any way possible, Riana finds a way to give back to her community by creating real change.