Proteus Celebrates Indiana Farmworkers at Recognition Breakfast

The 6th annual Indiana Farmworker Recognition Breakfast, held on March 29th in South Bend, was a resounding success. Proteus raised over $17,000 to support our ongoing work on behalf of Indiana’s farmworkers!

The breakfast, held at and sponsored by Four Winds Casino South Bend, featured a keynote address by Paloma Garcia-Lopez, Associate Director of the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame. Ms. Garcia-Lopez provided insightful commentary on the lives and needs of farmworkers.

A highlight of the event was the presentation of awards:

  • Proteus, Inc. Lifetime Empowerment Award: This year’s honoree is former Indiana House Representative Rebecca Kubacki. Ms. Kubacki was recognized for her unwavering dedication to improving the lives of farmworkers in Indiana.
  • Proteus, Inc. Partner of the Year Award: This year’s honoree is Four Winds Casinos. From providing crucial community connections to supporting the Indiana Farmworker Recognition Breakfast each year as a Presenting Sponsor, we couldn’t be more grateful for their commitment to our mission.
  • Dolores Huerta Award: This award recognizes a female farmworker who exemplifies resilience and farmworker advocacy. This year’s recipient is Carmen Barrera of Kercher Sunrise Orchards in Goshen.
  • Proteus National Farmworker Jobs Program: Students in the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) were presented with laptops to support their educational pursuits, along with certificates of excellence for their outstanding work and dedication.

2024 Breakfast Sponsors

The Indiana Farmworker Recognition Breakfast is a cornerstone event for Proteus, Inc. We are grateful to our sponsors for strengthening our ability to provide vital services and resources to farmworkers and their families throughout Indiana!






While the breakfast has passed, the need to support Indiana’s farmworkers continues You can still make a difference by donating to support our vital work. Every contribution helps provide essential resources to these hardworking individuals and their families.

Visit the link below to donate today!

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