Mayra Aguirre, director of Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund, to receive NFL award

Mayra Aguirre, executive director of the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund, is the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award and will honored by Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt in a pregame ceremony on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.

The eight years Aguirre has overseen the HDF Scholarship Program has seen increases in applicants (145 percent), awards given (176 percent) and total dollars awarded (456 percent) with 72 percent of the recipients awarded a post-secondary degree or certificate.

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