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El Puente Legacy Campaign

El Puente Legacy Campaign

In celebration of  our founder and social justice trailblazer Luis Garden Acosta El Puente is launching a Legacy Campaign to honor Luis as well as preserve and sustain the collective legacy of Luis and co-founders Dr. Frances Lucerna and Eugenio “Gino” Maldonado. The Legacy Campaign will incorporate two components:

The Luis Garden Acosta Legacy Fund

Our goal is to raise two million dollars that will support:

  • El Puente’s long-term sustainability 
  • Establish a reserve fund/ endowment that will invest in the growth and expansion of our ongoing global social justice leadership initiatives such as our Youth Activists Ambassadors Program with El Puente Puerto Rico, El Puente Scholars and the El Puente Global Justice Training Institute.

Legacy Tribute Events

These will include:

  • El Puente’s Annual events such as: The 2019 3 Kings Celebration; La Caminata (the climate walk in Puerto Rico); WEPA Festival.
  • El Puente’s environmental justice initiative such as, Our Air! ¡Nuestro Aire!
  • A public "Celebration of Life" for Luis' in 2020, as well as other events.

We will also acknowledge the many ways Luis will be honored by other organizations impacted and inspired by his legacy.

Luis Garden Acosta

"What is it to live a courageous life"

Legacy Tribute Events

¡WEPA Festival!

El Puente’s Annual WEPA Festival will be honoring Luis and his environmental justice legacy on September 28, 2019

Caminata Puerto Rico

El Puente LCAN’s annual Climate walk in Puerto Rico will be dedicated to Luis on September 21, 2019

Contribute to Luis Garden Acosta Legacy Fund