FRIENDS Statement on Alejandro Fernández’s Donation to Organization

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  —  Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino (FRIENDS) released the following statement following the news that Mexican music icon Alejandro Fernández will donate a portion of his upcoming AMOR y PATRIA 2023 US tour sales to FRIENDS

“Our organization is incredibly grateful to Alejandro Fernández for pledging to donate a portion of his tour ticket proceeds to our cause,” said Estuardo Rodriguez, FRIENDS President & CEO. “Alejandro Fernández is a giant in our American Latino community, and he has an established history of standing up for our community through his music. We are thrilled he supports our overall mission to establish a National Museum of the American Latino on the National Mall.”

“After Congress failed to pass the necessary legislation to create a pathway for the Smithsonian Institution to build the future Latino museum on the National Mall, our organization reaffirmed our commitment to do everything possible to educate our community on the progress and get Congressional leaders to act,” said Lili Gil Valletta, FRIENDS Board Chair. “Donations like these are critical to our organization so we can continue working with our bipartisan coalition of national and community leaders who share our dreams of finally seeing our over 500 years of history, achievements, and contributions displayed on the National Mall.”


About Friends of the American Latino Museum

The Friends of the American Latino Museum strives to create a museum in our nation’s capital to educate, inspire and encourage respect and understanding of the richness and diversity of the American Latino experience within the U.S. and its territories by highlighting the contributions made by Latino leaders, pioneers and communities to the American way of life. FRIENDS is not affiliated in any way with the Smithsonian Institution.