The 30th Anniversary Awards Gala, themed “Developing Minds… Delivering Dreams” celebrates the achievements of the country’s foremost visionaries who have a positive impact on education and the lives of students and publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Proceeds from the event not only drive the success of TMCF, but the success of our member-schools and dreams of the students we serve as well. CHECK OUT LAST YEAR’S GALA BY CLICKING HERE!
General Information Date: Monday, October 23, 2017 Time(s): Cocktail Reception – 5:00 pm | Dinner & Program – 7:15 pm Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008
Approximately 1,500 attendees include:
400 publicly-supported HBCU students
1,100 guests (government and corporate leaders, HBCU leaders, community members, celebrities, and
Notable Past Honorees Jack Dorsey, CEO, Square/Twitter; Tom Vilsack, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Benjamin F. Wilson, Managing Principal Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.; John O. Brennan, Director, Central Intelligence Agency; Samuel R. Allen, Chairman and CEO, Deere & Company; Thomas A. Cole, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP; Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations; Admiral Michelle Howard, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy; Jim Clifton, CEO, Gallup; Tom Long, CEO, Miller Brewing Company; Michael E. Szymanczyk, President & CEO, Philip Morris USA, Inc.; Carly S. Fiorina, Former Chairman & CEO, Hewlett-Packard Company; Rollin L. Ford, Chief Administrative Officer, Walmart Stores, Inc.; Ted Turner, Vice Chairman, Time Warner Inc.; Sheila C. Johnson, Co-Founder of BET and CEO of Salamander Resorts; Janice Bryant Howroyd, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Act 1 Group; Johnson and Johnson; Daymond John, Founder & CEO, FUBU and Co-star of Shark Tank; Russell Simmons, Chairman, Rush Communications; Janet Jackson, Award-winning Recording Artist & Actress; and Mary J. Blige, Award-winning Recording Artist & Actress.