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The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) will host The 26th Annual Awards Gala, themed “Developing Minds … Delivering Dreams” on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. Proceeds from the event enable TMCF to support the educational development of talented future leaders. The 26th Annual Awards Gala celebrates the achievements of the country’s foremost visionaries who have had a positive impact on education and the lives of students and public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Click here to watch a video highlighting TMCF’s Leadership Institute, which will portray why your support is so valuable to so many young people.

Fifteen hundred (1,500) attendees which include, five hundred (500) public HBCU students and one thousand (1,000) adults (alumni, community, celebrity and government & corporate leaders)


Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations; Jim Clifton, CEO, GALLUP; Tom Long, CEO, Miller Brewing Company; Michael E. Szymanczyk, President & CEO, Phillip Morris USA, Inc.; Carly S. Fiorina, Former Chairman & CEO, Hewlett-Packard Company; Rollin L. Ford, Chief Administrative Officer, Walmart Stores, Inc.; Jesse L. Calloway, Former VP & General Manager, Tobacco Processing & Manufacturing, Philip Morris USA; Ted Turner, Vice Chairman, Time Warner Inc; Russell Simmons, Chairman, Rush Communications; Janet Jackson, Award-winning Recording Artist & Actress; Mary J. Blige, Award-winning Recording Artist & Actress; Janice Bryant Howroyd, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The ACT 1 Group; Larry Waters, Retired MillerCoors Executive and Johnson and Johnson.

Bill Cosby, Jennifer Holliday, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Blair Underwood, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Marsha Ambrosius, Jon B, Anika Noni Rose, Omarosa, Patti Labelle, Danny Glover, Marlon Jackson, Terrence Howard, Angela Basset, Diahann Carroll, Regina Belle, Lamman Rucker and Lynn Whitfield.

Jim Clifton, CEO, GALLUP; John Lundgren, President & CEO, Stanley Black & Decker; John Esposito, Former President & CEO, Bacardi USA, Inc.; Carl C. Dalstrom, President & Chief Executive Officer, USA Funds; Ron Meyer, President & CEO, Universal Studios; Bob Johnson, Founder, Black Entertainment Television (BET); Thomas McInerney, CEO, ING U.S. Financial Service; and Earl G. Graves, Sr., Chairman & Publisher, BLACK ENTERPRISE Magazine


(Source: Thurgood Marshall College Fund)


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