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Following the 2017 Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner, Darian Blue, winner of the Calder D. Ehrmann Outstanding Individual Award, penned a touching tribute to Calder and to his wife, Glenda. He notes that “when I made eye contact with Glenda, I felt a healing take place. Her eyes spoke to my soul.”

To read Darian’s note in its entirety, click here

UNITE South Carolina –
Celebrating Ten Years of DLI

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The Thirteenth Annual
Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner

Hyatt, Greenville, SC
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

To view this year's winners in each category, click here. To read Darian Blue's touching tribute to Calder and to his wife, Glenda, click here

To read about this year's speaker, Michael Boulware Moore, who is President and CEO of the International African American Museum, in Charleston, SC, click here.

The thirteenth annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner, which was held on May 10th at the Hyatt in Greenville, was hosted by the Greenville Chamber and the Riley Institute at Furman in partnership with Upstate Chambers. This annual event honors individuals, schools, and organizations who exhibit leadership in promoting diversity in the Upstate.

Awards are presented in the following six categories: Individual, High School Student, College Student, Business, Nonprofit, International, and K-12 school. To view a list of past winners, click here.

For more information about this program, click here.

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