Natalia Denegri is a fearless woman who came to the United States ready to conquer and has achieved success, and that although she has garnered countless awards and recognitions, she continues to be that simple, accessible woman who is always attentive to the needs of others.
“My mission in this life is to bring a ray of light where there is darkness and give a voice to those who need it, and I have the great fortune that my work allows me to do both. I am a lucky woman!”
Denegri went from being a journalist and presenter to becoming a complete media entrepreneur, opening her own production house ‘Trinitus Productions’ where she began to shape her programs and where the nightly magazine ‘Atrevidas’ was added. In addition, she ventured into the production of films and documentaries, where she won 17 Emmy Awards and multiple other awards from international film festivals.
All this, combined with her strong humanitarian work and in conjunction with the Hassenfeld Family Foundation and Hasbro Toys, were some of the events that led up to her receiving the key to the City of Miami for her commitment to solidarity. She was even recognized by the United States Congress with a diploma for her humanitarian aid.
In 2017, Denegri organized her first international humanitarian mission to assist the victims of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico, summoning hospitals, companies, doctors and even celebrities such as Adamari López, Johnny Lozada, Carlos Ponce and Henry Zakka, among other figures. “We returned to Miami with 300 people who needed urgent medical attention, who would not have been able to survive on the island without electricity or supplies,” she recalls.
Beginning in 2018, she coordinated several philanthropic missions for Venezuela, and in 2019 she personally traveled to La Guajira, Colombia, where she experienced firsthand the precarious conditions in which the Wayuú communities live.
“More than three thousand children died due to lack of water. When we arrived with the Hasbro team, the Hassenfeld Foundation, Corazones Guerreros and Proyecto Guajira with drinking supplies, the children ran desperately to ask us for glasses to drink… since then we have not stopped helping. During the pandemic, we continued to send clean water, food, medicine, masks, and even volunteers and doctors. We also collaborate with funds for the construction of two schools that bring together the entire community.”
Her plans for the future reflect her altruistic spirit and work ethic. “Although COVID-19 is in its final stages in the United States, unfortunately that is not the global reality, especially in Latin America. For this reason, through Corazones Guerreros and in conjunction with the Hassenfeld Family Foundation, we will continue to bring medical assistance, medicine and all the necessary support to the neediest communities.”
“My mission in this life is to bring a ray of light where there is darkness and give a voice to those who need it, and I have the great fortune that my work allows me to do both. I am a lucky woman!,” Denegri.