Created by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce in 2003, the Diversity Visionary Award recognizes an individual or organization for their exemplary efforts, advancements and contributions to ensure diversity, inclusion and equity within their own institution or community.
The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce is proud announce the Grand Rapids Community Foundation as the recipient of the 2014 Diversity Visionary Award. This prestigious award will be presented at the March 19 annual celebration to be held at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and recognizes the Grand Rapids Community Foundation for their sustained efforts to promote diversity and inclusion within the organization and throughout the greater Grand Rapids community.
As a community-based philanthropic organization making grants to non-profits and leading major community initiatives in Kent County, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation is committed to creating a community and a foundation that is diverse, inclusive and racism-free.
Keynote Speaker: Maria Campbell
Maria Campbell is the former Corporate Director of Diversity for SC Johnson where she was responsible for all global diversity initiatives, related strategic planning and execution. During a tenure of more than 20 years, Campbell held positions in engineering, marketing and human resources at SC Johnson. Maria’s work garnered national recognition for SC Johnson from DiversityInc., Fortune, AARP, Working Mothers, Hispanic Business,Minority Corporate Counsel, National Disability and Business Council, and Out & Equal Workplace Advocates.
Maria will share diversity and inclusion strategies designed to help grow your business and empower your employees.
Please join the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce for a night of celebration!
Date | Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Time | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location | Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids MI
Cost | $60/per person; $750/Corporate Table of ten (10)
Registration | Register online below or call the RSVP hotline, 616.771.0303
2013 – Faye Richardson-Green, Steelcase Inc.
2011 – Bing Goei, Eastern Floral & Goei Center
2009 – Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
2007 – Cascade Engineering, Inc.
2005 – James P. Hackett, Steelcase Inc.
2003 – Bob Woodrick, D & W Foods