Influential Visionaries Honored at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s 24th Anniversary Awards Dinner


WHAT:

Celebrating another year of excellence, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is marking its 24th anniversary of developing the minds of its students. The Anniversary Awards Dinner will honor those who are influential leaders and serve as role models to TMCF’s 47-member network of public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). TMCF is dedicated to producing leaders, so it is most fitting that the theme of the dinner is Developing Minds...Delivering Dreams.

Changing the World…One Leader at a Time since 1987. TMCF is bringing together a room full of people who change lives and honors those who hold true the traditions upon which TMCF was founded.

WHEN:
Monday, October 24, 2011

WHO:
This year’s honorees include:

FOUNDER’S AWARD:
John Esposito, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bacardi USA, Inc.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD:
Rollin L. Ford, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

CORPORATE LEADERSHIP AWARD:
Jesse L. Calloway, VP & General Manager, Tobacco Processing & Manufacturing, Philip Morris USA

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD:
Dr. Thelma B. Thompson, President, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

HOST:
Pastor Shirley Caesar, Gospel Music Singer

CO-HOST:
A prominent co-host to be announced next month

WHY:
To recognize the achievements of the country’s foremost visionaries who promote diversity, career development opportunities and political influence. These honorees increase opportunities for students and alumni of public HBCUs/PBIs.

For more information about the Anniversary Dinner visit: http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net/li-anniversary-awards-dinner/anniversary-dinner-main


ABOUT THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), named for the U.S. Supreme Court's first African-American Justice, was established in 1987. TMCF supports and represents nearly 300,000 students attending our 47-member schools, which include public Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). TMCF's work is critical to guaranteeing our country a robust and diverse pipeline of talented workers and future leaders.