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Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner 2020


After thorough and thoughtful discussion with the leadership of The Riley Institute and the Greenville Chamber, the Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Celebration previously scheduled for April 28, 2020 will be postponed. We are currently working to determine a new date.

While we hope you can join us on the rescheduled date, if you are unable to attend, we ask that you work with the Chamber on the details regarding refund or event transfer. Please contact Megan Campbell at for assistance in that process.

Sixteenth Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards

Peace Center, Gunter Theatre, Greenville, SC
5 - 8 p.m.

A reception will follow in Genevieve's located in the Peace Center.

Click here to register for this event.

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. To focus on the accomplishments of individuals and organizations championing diversity and inclusion in their communities, the awards ceremony will follow the same format as last year.  

Co-hosts for the 2020 awards ceremony will be Juana Slade (Riley Fellow, Fall 2004), Director of Diversity at AnMed Health, and Kirby Mitchell (Riley Fellow, Spring 2006), the Managing Attorney at South Carolina Centers for Equal Justice.
Awards will be presented in the following six categories: Individual, High School Student, College Student, Business, Nonprofit, International, and K-12 school. Click here to view a list of past winners.