Calendar of Events
Minority Achievers Awards & Scholarship Gala
Thursday, March 18, 2021 – Virtual Event
CLD’s 41st Annual Minority Achievers Awards & Scholarship Gala pays tribute to the city’s top minority leaders and achievers who have performed outstanding service in their profession and for the community. At this signature fundraising event, local corporations, organizations and educational institutions realize the opportunity to honor talented minority men and women who demonstrate excellence.
Additionally, the annual awards dinner has developed into a showcase of the significant academic talents and successes of “CLD Scholars” — CLD youth participants who have achieved distinction by being awarded scholarships from educational institutions for reaching their intellectual and educational potential. In 2020, college, community and university partners awarded 4.2 million in full and partial scholarships to CLD Alumni.
CLD/3’D Trophy Golf Outing
2021 Date: TBD
The CLD/3’D Trophy Golf Outing further supports the mission of CLD. In 1996, through a long-lasting friendship/relationship with CLD’s founder, Henry Bundles and the David, Sr. and Annie Mayes family (Derick Mayes, CLD grad and former NFL/Super Bowl champion with the Green Bay Packers), desired to partner with CLD to initiate a revenue source on behalf of The Mayes Family, the CLD/3’D Trophy Golf Outing was established to as a means of expression to support CLD.
Proceeds from the event enable CLD to continue offering exceptional programs designed to meet the growing needs of youth and families. With the financial support of sponsors and participants for the Golf Outing, CLD can continue offering programs and experiences to help our youth and our city meet the challenges we face. Through 44 years of dedication to exposing youth to the highest quality program experiences possible, CLD continues to make significant impact in the lives of hundreds of Indianapolis and area youth.
College Prep Conference & College Fair
2021 Date: TBD
Imagine over 1,200 students, parents and other caring adults gathered in one place gaining a comprehensive perspective and understanding of the entire college readiness process – how to work hard in school, how to apply for admission, from learning how to pursue scholarships, and apply for financial aid, to gaining tips on how to excel in college, matriculate, and graduate from college. This is exactly what the CLD Annual College Prep Conference & College Fair is intended to provide.
Since 2008, in collaboration with college and university administrators and officials, Center for Leadership Development hosts the CLD College Prep Conference and College Fair which exposes participants throughout the state of Indiana to the idea of college as an available option and to the many opportunities that a college education affords. Breakout sessions such as High School Preparation that Leads to College, Formula for Academic Success, Creating a Standout Application, Financial Aid 101, and Selecting a Purposeful Pathway, are just a few informative and interactive sessions that are presented during this conference.
This conference provides resources for youth and parents to help change behavior and values while guiding them to a self-directed path that will help them achieve in high school, enroll in, persist, graduate from college, and gain employment in their career choice.