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Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s 24th Anniversary Awards Dinner

Thurgood Marshall College FundInfluential Visionaries Honored at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s 24th Anniversary Awards Dinner


Celebrating another year of excellence, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is marking its 24th anniversary of developing the minds of its students. The Anniversary Awards Dinner will honor those who are influential leaders and serve as role models to TMCF’s 47 member network of public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs).

TMCF is dedicated to producing leaders, so it is most fitting that the theme of the dinner is Developing Minds...Delivering Dreams. Changing the World…One Leader at a Time since 1987. TMCF is bringing together a room full of people who change lives and honors those who hold true the traditions upon which TMCF was founded.


Monday, October 24, 2011


The Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, Metropolitan Ballroom,
2nd Floor, 811Seventh Avenue (between West 52nd and West 53rd Streets), New York City.


This year’s honorees include:

  • FOUNDER’S AWARD: John Esposito, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bacardi USA, Inc.
  • COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD: Rollin L. Ford, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • CORPORATE LEADERSHIP AWARD: Jesse L. Calloway, VP & General Manager, Tobacco Processing & Manufacturing, Philip Morris USA
  • EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD: Dr. Thelma B. Thompson, President, University of Maryland Eastern Shore


Pastor Shirley Caesar, Gospel Music Singer


To recognize the achievements of the country’s foremost visionaries who promote diversity, career development opportunities and political influence. These honorees increase opportunities for students and alumni of public HBCUs/PBIs.

For more information about the Anniversary Dinner visit:


The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), named for the U.S. Supreme Court's first African-American justice, was established in 1987. TMCF supports and represents nearly 300,000 students attending our 47 member schools, which include public Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). TMCF's work is critical to guaranteeing our country a robust and diverse pipeline of talented workers and future leaders.

TMCF achieves its vision of Changing the World . . . One Leader at a Time by focusing on: Scholarships, Capacity Building & Programmatic Support, and Public Policy & Advocacy. TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization and has a "Four Star" rating by Charity Navigator. For up-to-the-minute information about TMCF and its initiatives, visit:


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