Media Request: Top Minority Achiever of Indianapolis to be Honored; Minority Youth to be Granted Millions in Scholarships at 39th Annual CLD Minority Achievers Awards & Scholarship Gala

What: Event coverage opportunity for the 39th Annual Minority Achievers Awards & Scholarship Gala where leaders in the Indianapolis community honor outstanding minority achievers and educational, community and university partners award millions in full and partial scholarships to high achieving minority students.

Who: The event is hosted by the Center for Leadership Development (CLD), a minority youth serving organization located in Indianapolis, Indiana and led by CLD President and CLD Alumni Mr. Dennis E. Bland.

Why: The 39th 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 2018, college, community and university partners awarded $4.2 million in scholarships to over 60 CLD Alumni.

Who should attend: Business, community and educational leaders and achievers looking to honor top professionals in Life’s Work, Service and Scholarship. Attire is business professional.

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 6:00PM to 8:30PM (Reception at 5:00PM)

Scholarship Presentation: 6:15-6:50
Awards Presentation: 7:20-8:25

Where: Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballroom (2nd floor) – 100 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225


For information on the Center for Leadership Development’s 39th Minority Achievers Awards and Scholarship Gala or to cover the event,
please email or call Kelsey Taylor at [email protected] or 317-923-8111.


About Center for Leadership Development

CLD is a non-profit organization with the mission to foster the advancement of minority youth in Central Indiana as future professional, business and community leaders by providing experiences that encourage personal development and educational attainment.  CLD inspires and develops Central Indiana youth to realize their highest human potential so they are empowered to live rich, purposeful lives and make meaningful contributions to their families and to our community.