Join us for our 2019 Annual Celebration!

Nonprofits work hard meeting challenges, providing needed services and solutions, and working to strengthen and improve our communities. There’s little time to reflect on accomplishments, but it’s important to do so. Acknowledging successes can guide future endeavors and helps to re-energize and inspire us.

That’s why the Center holds an Annual Celebration. Each year, the region’s leaders come together to celebrate their own and each other’s achievements and hear from well-known and respected keynote guests. Past speakers have included Ted Leonsis, Shelia Johnson, Mark Shriver, Stacy Palmer, David Gregory, Bill Marriott, Tim McClimon and Soledad O’Brien.

This year, we welcome Ibram X. Kendi as the featured guest. Kendi is a New York Times bestselling author, the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, and columnist at The Atlantic. He is also the author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America and has recently published How to Be an Antiracist.

So help us wrap up a year of celebrating our 4oth Anniversary, by joining us for our

4oth Annual Celebration

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
8:00am – 10:30am
Union Stage


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The 39th Annual Celebration continued the tradition of a sold-out success. See highlights from the October 2018 event!