The Kansas City Chiefs have selected CiCi Rojas, MCC Foundation Board Member, as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award, a recognition made possible through the support of Bud Light. The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.
The Chiefs honored Rojas during a pregame ceremony on Aug. 26 at their Hispanic Heritage game.
Along with serving on the MCC Foundation Board, Rojas is Vice President of Community Engagement at Truman Medical Center (TMC) in Kansas City, Missouri where she provides direction and oversight for employee enrichment, health and wellness, innovation, the Corporate Academy and community relations. Prior to joining TMC, Rojas served in various business, political and advocacy roles at a local and national level including Vice President of Strategic Alliance with the Washington D.C. based United Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, CEO of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Commissioner of the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department. Rojas has also served as President and CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City, which advocates for increased economic and political participation in the Hispanic community.
Each award recipient selected an organization of their choice that serves the local Hispanic community to receive a $2,000 donation. Rojas has chosen the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Scholarship Fund to receive this donation. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund was established in 1985 to invest in the young Hispanic people of the Greater Kansas City Area by providing grants to both entering and continuing college students.