The ELC’s 2021 Annual Recognition Gala will be a special celebration and the culmination of a year-long tribute to inclusive leadership. Following last year’s successful event, the Virtual Gala will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 7:30 pm ET, followed by an After Party at 9:00 – 10:00 pm

The Annual Recognition Gala is The ELC’s most important fundraising event, supporting our scholarships, educational outreach and philanthropic initiatives and recognizing our mission, purpose, and impact in action. We will highlight business achievement, honor corporate and individual award recipients, and deliver more than $1 million to ELC Scholarship Program awardees.

Just because we’re virtual doesn’t mean we won’t “sell out!” We encourage you to reserve your tables for the Virtual Gala early. Click here to complete and submit the 2021 Gala Pledge Form. We also invite your companies to support the Gala as one of the lead sponsors. Click here to learn more about the special benefits of 2021 Virtual Gala Sponsorship. Your company will be recognized for its support of Black Excellence.

In an addition, an exciting “Homecoming” evening is planned where we will highlight Founding Members, Past and Present Board Chairs and Directors, Past Presidents and CEOs, Scholarship Winners and the ELC Staff. As always, you can expect top CEOs and senior executives from Fortune 500 companies, industry influencers, thought-leaders, elected officials, community leaders to be with us.

Stay tuned for the announcement of surprise musical guests that will entertain you with special musical tributes through the decades of the 35 years!

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