Richard Gonzmart, President of Columbia Restaurant Group, to speak at 19th Annual City of Tampa Mayor’s Latinos Unidos Luncheon and Scholarship Fundraiser

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The City of Tampa Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council is pleased to confirm its keynote speaker for the 2017 Latinos Unidos Luncheon, Tampa native, Mr. Richard Gonzmart, President of Columbia Restaurant Group and community philanthropist.  This is the 19th anniversary of the luncheon and a milestone for Tampa Bay Hispanics to be proud of, as the proceeds from this event will go towards funding the City of Tampa Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council scholarship programs at various institutions in Tampa including University of Tampa, University of South Florida, and Hillsborough Community College.  The luncheon will take place at noon on Wednesday, May 17th at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. 

Richard Gonzmart is an inspiration to young Hispanics and as a business leader he has undoubtedly made a huge impact in the hospitality industry and the Tampa Bay community. In 1905, the Gonzmart family founded the Columbia Restaurant in historic Ybor City and has since become an iconic destination in Florida. In addition, the Gonzmart family has been supportive of the community and their impact goes beyond the culinary and hospitality industry. The Gonzmarts have provided financial and mentoring support to the University of South Florida in Tampa since the University’s opening in 1960. We are proud to have the opportunity to showcase Mr. Richard Gonzmart at this year’s Latinos Unidos Luncheon, which every year brings together Tampa Bay area Hispanics in an effort to promote the cultural and financial influence Latinos have in our communities.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.  For a sponsorship package or to obtain more information about the luncheon, please contact Maribel Ramos Garrett, Chair at (813) 765-4492 or Melisa Martinez with the City of Tampa at (813) 274-3193.

For additional information, please contact:  

Melisa Martinez, Liaison  
(813) 274-3193