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Diversity Awards Dinner

Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner 2017

The Thirteenth Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner

Hyatt, Greenville, SC

Diversity Awards Dinner

The Inclusion Infusion Team: Row 1 (l-r) George Acker, Joe Davenport, Russell Harris;
Row 2 (l-r) Reginald Avery, Sarah Miller, Wayne Culbertson, Diane Eldridge (Sandra Hayes not in photo)
 

The Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner

The annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards dinner originated as a community action project during the 2004 Upstate Riley Diversity Leaders Initiative hosted by the Riley Institute at Furman. As their group project, "Inclusion Infusion" suggested an annual event that would recognize organizations and individuals for their accomplishments in improving diversity in the Upstate. The idea developed and was quickly adopted by the Riley Institute and the Anderson, Greenville and Spartanburg Chambers of Commerce, all of which have had representatives complete the Riley Diversity Leaders Initiative program.

Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner 2016

The Twelfth Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner

TD Convention Center, Greenville, SC
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Upstate diversity leaders were honored Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the 12th Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner presented by Denny’s Corporation. The event, hosted by the Greenville Chamber and the Riley Institute at Furman, in partnership with Upstate Chambers, recognized organizations and individuals for outstanding achievement in promoting diversity and inclusion in Upstate South Carolina.

Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner 2015

The Eleventh Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner

TD Convention Center, Greenville, SC
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The eleventh annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner took place on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Hosted by the Riley Institute and Greenville Chamber along with support from other Upstate chambers, this annual event honors individuals, schools, and organizations who exhibit leadership in promoting diversity in the Upstate.

Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner 2014

The Tenth Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner

TD Convention Center
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Riley Institute at Furman presented the tenth annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the TD Convention Center. Hosted by the Greenville Chamber and the Riley Institute at Furman in partnership with Upstate Chambers, the dinner honored businesses and individuals for their outstanding efforts in promoting diversity in the Upstate.

Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner 2013


2013 Award Recipients

The Ninth Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner

TD Convention Center
Thursday, May 23, 2012

The Riley Institute at Furman presented the ninth annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Presented by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, the event was hosted by the Riley Institute and Greenville Chamber along with support from other Upstate chambers including Anderson, Greer, Simpsonville and Spartanburg. More than 600 Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI) alumni and other community members were in attendance.

Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner 2012

The Eighth Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner

TD Convention Center
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Riley Institute at Furman presented the eighth annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Presented by Spartanburg Regional, the event was hosted by the Riley Institute at Furman, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, the Anderson Chamber of Commerce, and the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce. Over 500 Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI) alumni and other community members were in attendance.

Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner 2011

The Seventh Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner

Carolina First Center
Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Riley Institute at Furman presented the seventh annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at the Carolina First Center in Greenville. Presented by Spartanburg Regional, the event was hosted by the Riley Institute at Furman, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, the Anderson Chamber of Commerce, and the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce. Over 500 Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI) alumni and other community members were in attendance.

Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner 2010

(l-r) Dr. Roy Jones and guest, Juana Slade, Jemeka Harris, Patricia Ravenhorst, Azalia Martinez and Randy Nyp

The Sixth Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner

Spartanburg Marriott Hotel
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Riley Institute at Furman presented the sixth annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at the Spartanburg Marriott Hotel at Renaissance Park. Presented by Spartanburg Regional, the event was hosted by the Riley Institute at Furman, the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Greenville Chamber. Over 500 Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI) alumni and other community members were in attendance.

Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner 2009

Charles David Moody, Jr.

The Fifth Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner

Civic Center of Anderson
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Riley Institute at Furman presented the fifth annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at the Civic Center of Anderson. Hosted by the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce and offered in cooperation with the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, the dinner honored businesses and individuals for their outstanding efforts in promoting diversity in the Upstate.