Reverend Luis Cortés, Jr.
Founder, President, and CEO
Reverend Luis Cortés and the Hispanic Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity founded Esperanza in 1986. He serves on several boards, including Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, and the Kimmel Center. He has served on advisory committees to Presidents Bush and Obama and was featured as one of Time’s “25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America.” Cortés has written several books and has won numerous awards for community, economic development, and advocacy work.