Jorge Baldor was born in Havana, Cuba, and immigrated to the United States with his family at age 6. His entrepreneurial spirit and relentless energy have resulted in a number of projects and organizations aimed at empowering others and preparing the next generation of leaders, particularly within the Latino community both locally and internationally.
Local youth leadership and educational organizations he has supported include LaRondalla Music school, Puede Network’s Boys and girls Soccer and Boxing, Girl Scouts of North Texas, education programming of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Ft. Worth, individual educational grants under his Hatuey Foundation and After8toEducate, a national model for addressing youth homelessness in High Schools and endowment of the Santos Rodriguez Scholarship Fund at the Embry Human Rights Program, SMU.
His international support includes for the democracy-building Esquipulas Foundation in Guatemala and the Vicente Fox Presidential Library educational programs in Mexico.
Additional support for leadership and cultural programs includes Latino Center for Leadership Development (seven alumni-elected officials) and cultural initiatives including a major sponsorship of the Dallas Museum of Art exhibit Mexico 1900-1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Jose Clemente Orozco and the Avant-Garde (second highest attended exhibition in DMA history), Latino Arts Project (pop-up museum), Mercado369 (art, jewelry and artisan pieces representing the culture of Latin America) and Afro-Mexican Celebration: A Shared Cultural Journey, bringing art, music and dance from the remote Costa Chica region of Mexico to the Meyerson Symphony Center for Black History Month 2020. Most recently Jorge Baldor has curated Yanga: Journeys to Freedom – a historic exhibition presented by Latino Arts Project and hosted by the African American Museum of Dallas.