Lin-Manuel Miranda will receive the 2017 Congressional Hispanic Caucas Institute Medallion of Excellence. He will be honored alongside President and CEO of AltaMed Health Services Corporation Cástulo de la Rocha at the upcoming 40th anniversary gala in Washington, D.C. September 13.
“Lin-Manuel has inspired many Americans through his work and advocacy, and he has challenged us to embrace our common humanity along the way,” Congressman Joaquín Castro, Chairman, CHCI, said in a statement.
The Medallion of Excellence is CHCI’s highest honor and is awarded to individuals who are exemplary Hispanic American role models and service to the greater American society.
Manuel recently launched his #Ham4All campaign, in which fans take to social media to support the Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition. The campaign prompts participants to donate to the cause, post a video singing a tune from Hamilton, and challenge others to do so as well. The coalition of 12 organizations provides services and legal resources for immigrants, refugees, and asylees.
“I am honored to receive the Medallion of Excellence from CHCI,” Miranda said. “Their commitment to developing the next generation of Latino leaders in public service, private enterprise, and social awareness inspires me. I believe their mission is crucial to the success of the Latino community and our country.”