Actress, director, producer and activist, Eva Longoria is founder of “The Eva Longoria Foundation” dedicated to helping Latinas build better futures for themselves through education and entrepreneurship, co-founder of “Eva’s Heroes” which enriches the lives of adolescents with developmental disabilities, and is national spokesperson for “Padres Contra el Cancer” a nonprofit that committed to improving the quality of life for children with cancer. The Golden Globe-nominated, Screen Actors Guild Award-winning, and ALMA Award-winning actress is starring in four upcoming feature films, including FRONTERA alongside Michael Pena & Ed Harris, REFUGIO, ANY DAY alongside Sean Bean & Kate Walsh, and VISIONS. Longoria is also executive producer of “Devious Maids,” Lifetime’s hit one-hour dramedy that follows the trials and tribulations of five Latina women who work as maids in Beverly Hills, airing Sunday nights at 10PM ET/PT. Additionally, Longoria is executive producer for the NCLR ALMA Awards, executive producer of the documentaries HARVEST and FOOD CHAINS- both of which explore the current and historic exploitation of farm workers, and is currently producing her third documentary, EL VOTO HISPANO, which explores the power of the Latino vote. Longoria is also involved with MALDEF, the United Farm Workers and the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Named “Philanthropist of the Year” by The Hollywood Reporter, honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Variety’s annual Power of Women Luncheon, Longoria was selected as commissioner for the National Museum of the American Latino Commission. A Brand Ambassador for L’Oreal Paris, Longoria owns BESO Hollywood, her own production company, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, two fragrances “EVA, by Eva Longoria” and “EVAmour,” and also has a New York Times bestselling cookbook EVA’s KITCHEN: COOKING WITH LOVE FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
Henry R. Muñoz III is leading a rising discourse on the imprint of Latino identity on American society throughout history that is poised to move front and center in the 21st Century, as Latino Americans converge at the center of politics and the economy. At a critical juncture in the lead up to President Obama’s reelection in 2012, Muñoz, a businessman, designer, activist, producer, opinion leader and philanthropist, teamed up with actress Eva Longoria to found the Futuro Fund, to ensure that Latino voices in critical states and nationwide were being heard and their votes both fought for and counted. Born and raised in Texas – a state whose Latino population is positioned to be a national force over the next decade, Henry R. Muñoz III is he son of Henry “The Fox” Munoz, Jr., a prominent 20th-century Latino farm labor and immigrant’s rights advocate with deep roots in Mexican-American and Latino communities across the state. In addition to founding the Latino Voter Project and the Futuro Fund, Muñoz, along with former Washington Post Publisher Donald Graham, is a founder of TheDream.US, a national scholarship foundation to benefit the children of The Dream Act that is dedicated to placing direct action behind the belief that the American dream should be truly available to all. He is also a member of the Board of The National Parks Foundation, where he has pushed to establish The American Latino Heritage Fund, which supports the creation of National Monuments and Heritage Sites that record the contributions of Latinos to the history of the country.