Hispanic Professional Women’s Association Selected As August Winner By Corazones de Car Credit

Tampa, FL – Tampa used car dealership Car Credit’s “Corazones de Car Credit” charitable organization has selected the Hispanic Professional Women’s Association as its monthly winner for August 2019. Corazones de Car Credit, a program which recognizes Tampa Bay area charitable organizations for helping those newly immigrated to the country, awarded the Hispanic Professional Women’s Association $2000.

The Hispanic Professional Women’s Association has been in the Tampa Bay area for the past 30 years, its mission to enhance the image of Hispanic women thru a mentorship program and scholarships.  The HPWA provides training and guidance for Hispanic women to develop their soft skills, networking opportunities and mentors to coach other women.

HPWA Tampa
2018-2019 Board of Director from left to right: Maria Jose Fashioro, Lorena Craig, Margarita Gonzalez, Johana Rodriguez, Nelcy Baltz, Catalina Botero, Yokasta Hildalgo, Gemma Carr, Ana Fabris.
Not in the picture: Sandra Cardenas, Diana Texteira and Jenelle Viruet
Commission on the Status of Women: Marggie Nichols (Hillsborough) and Rosario Torres (Pasco)

For the 2018-2019 year, and with the help of partners like Car Credit, the HPWA raised $10,000, awarded to nine mentees to further their education in local universities of Tampa Bay like University of South Florida, Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez, and more. The organization also saw record growth in memberships, mentors and mentees and it was a record-breaking year with scholarships, sponsors, and attendance.

The organization is lead by Catalina Botero, President of HPWA 2019-2020 and Nelcy Baltz, Immediate Past President. Ms. Balz believes it is their growth, legacy and community involvement that has earned the HPWA the Corazones de Car Credit award, and the organization plans to invest the money in their scholarship fund:

“With this $2,000 donation, we will award scholarships to Hispanic Professional Women who will further their education,” said Nelcy Baltz

2018-2019 Board of Directors at the 29th annual gala.

About Corazones de Car Credit

Corazones de Car Credit recognizes one Tampa Bay area charitable organization for their exemplary work in helping people who are new to the Country.  Monthly winners receive a $2,000 check from Car Credit Tampa.  Car Credit Tampa has four Tampa Bay area locations and offers Guaranteed Auto Approval to people with no credit or bad credit in an effort to help them build credit and live the American Dream.  For more information about Car Credit Tampa, visit


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