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Diversity Volunteer Awards

For over 30 years, the Diversity Volunteer Awards has celebrated the achievements of outstanding community volunteers from diverse backgrounds. Their contributions to nonprofit organizations in Central Indiana are essential and invaluable.

Award Categories

Diversity Volunteer Awards A person can be nominated in a maximum of two categories. They must have volunteered with the organization for at least one full year. United Way board members and volunteers are eligible, staff members are not.

Outstanding Service Award

This category honors the diverse volunteers who go above and beyond for, or in association with, a nonprofit agency or community organization. Four age groups can be nominated: youth (17 and under), young adult (18-34), adult (35-59) and senior (60 and over).

Lis Daily Outstanding Board Service Award

This category, which bears the name of the late WTHR Community Affairs Director, applauds local board members with at least one year of continuous board service.

Sarah Lewis Lifetime Achievement Award

This very special award celebrates a lifetime of dedication demonstrated by a diverse longtime volunteer in our community. This unique winner will be required to have had volunteered a minimum of 20 years.

The Diversity Advocate Award

This award recognizes outstanding diversity advocates of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. These advocates have made significant contributions by raising awareness of the value of diversity and promoting inclusiveness.

Attend the Awards

Winners are recognized for their outstanding achievements at the annual Diversity Volunteer Awards breakfast held on July 19, 2014, at the Indiana Convention Center. Individual tickets are $30 and tables of 10 are $300 for nonprofit organizations and $600 for corporations. All tickets include breakfast and free admission to Indiana Black Expo's Summer Celebration exhibit hall. For more information or to sponsor this event, please contact Joyce Rose.

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Nomination Deadline:

Nominations closed on May 16 for the 2014 Diversity Volunteer Awards.

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