Celebrating the 18th DAMA Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation with Dominicans from Chicago and other Midwestern states. Cid Wilson, CEO of Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibilities, and Rafael Pérez, Professor and entrepreneur were honored for their distinguished careers and commitments to Dominican and Latino Communities. Mr. Wilson was also presented with a City of Chicago Resolution by Alderman Ariel Reboyras recognizing his many accomplishments. Elba Severino was the recipient of Dr. Ramón García Educational Award, presented by Dr. García himself, and Angel Requena received the DAMA Educational Award from Dr. Gisselle Castillo, Consul General of the Dominican Republic. Mercedes Feliz Matos, DAMA’s Chair, who was introduced by the master of ceremonies, Mr. Andy Olivares, gave the opening remarks.