Eva Longoria Parker, Arturo Sandoval and Lin-Manuel Miranda to Receive High Honors During Hispanic Heritage Month

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute announced recipients of its 2010 honors that will be given at its 33rd Annual Awards Gala on September 15th in Washington, D.C, during Hispanic Heritage Month.

On the list, actress/activist/philanthropist Eva Longoria Parker and jazz legend/international musician Arturo Sandoval, who will each receive a 2010 Medallion of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service. Also receiving high honors, award-winning Broadway composer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is best known for writing and starring in the Tony award-winning musical In the Heights, which opened on Broadway in 2008 and was a Pulitzer Finalist in 2009. Miranda will receive the 2010 CHCI Chair's Award from CHCI Chair Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez.

Said Longoria Parker about being an honoree, "I am humbled to receive this award from CHCI that places me among a distinguished list of past honorees... My philanthropy is very important to me, and I will continue to support essential causes that need my voice."