Awards and Recognitions

Awards & Commendations Received
  • Commendation from U.S. Ambassador to the Colombian American Association for its 85th Anniversary

    Commendation from U.S. Ambassador to the Colombian American Association for its 85th Anniversary

  • Premio Colombia Exterior a la Excelencia 2007

    Premio Colombia Exterior a la Excelencia 2007

    Premio Colombia Exterior a la Excelencia 2007 awarded by Contactos USA for 80 years of services to Colombia and Colombians living abroad.

  • Commendation from the U.S. President 2002

    Commendation from the U.S. President 2002

    Letter of Commendation from President George W. Bush for the 75th Anniversary of the Colombian American Association.

  • Silver Cross of the National Order of Merit 2002

    Silver Cross of the National Order of Merit 2002

    Cruz de Plata de la Orden Nacional al Merito awarded by the Ministry of Foreing Affairs and the President of the Republic of Colombia to the Colombian American Association on the occasion of its 75th Anniversary.

  • Commendation from the U.S. President 1997

    Commendation from the U.S. President 1997

    Letter of Commendation from President Jimmy Carter for the 50th Anniversary of the Colombian American Association.

Awards Given
<strong>Latin American Leadership Award presented to the Hon. Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York. </strong>

10/03/2010

Latin American Leadership Award presented to the Hon. Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York.

The Colombian, Ecuadorean, Peruvian, and Venezuelan American Associations—together with the North American-Chilean, Spain-U.S., and U.S.-Mexico Chambers of Commerce—presented the Latin American Leadership Award to Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a reception held at the Gabarron Foundation Carriage House Center for the Arts in midtown New York City. The Mayor spoke on “New York City and Latin America: A Growing Partnership”. Approximately 160 people were in attendance.

<strong>Fiftieth Anniversary Award</strong>

05/10/2009

Fiftieth Anniversary Award

Fiftieth Anniversary Award The Colombian American Association's Fiftieth Anniversary Award has been given to the following, among others:

Arturo Gómez Jaramillo: General Manager, National Federation of Coffee Growers

Jorge Mejía Salazar: President, Banco de Bogotá

Alvaro Díaz S.: Past President, Flota Mercante Grancolombiana S.A. 

Jorge Cárdenas: General Manager, National Federation of Coffee Growers. 

Rudolf Hommes: Minisiter of Finance of the Republic of Colombia 

<strong>The Paul E. Calvet Award</strong>

14/10/2009

The Paul E. Calvet Award

The Paul E. Calvet Award named after the Secretary - Treasurer who guided the Association for many years, has been presented to:

H.E. César Gaviria Trujillo: Secretary General of the Organization of American States & Former President of the Republic of Colombia (1995)

José Antonio Ocampo Gaviria: Ministery of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia (1997)