American Conference on Diversity Humanitarian Awards


Each year our Humanitarian Awards Dinner recognizes individuals or organizations demonstrating a commitment to our mission to value diversity, educate leaders, and promote respect with the prestigious Humanitarian Awards. This gala event is one of the most significant events of the year for our organization. At the event, guests learn about our mission and our work, while celebrating the achievements of highly deserving and prestigious award recipients. This  inspirational evening features excellent networking opportunities, entertainment and our exciting silent auction, which includes art, sports memorabilia, jewelry,and much more. Honorees are selected by our  Board of Trustees and are recognized for their contributions to building more inclusive schools, workforces, and communities. Their professional and personal values are aligned with the pursuit of justice and equity. The American Conference on  Diversity is dedicated to fighting, bias, bigotry, and all forms of discrimination. Proceeds from the Gala – to be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Pleasantdale Château in West Orange, NJ – support our efforts to provide more than $65,000 in scholarships to students and schools that participate in our youth programs that address bullying, prejudice, and discrimination. For more information on tickets and sponsorships, contact our event coordinator, Barbara Getze at

2017 Honorary Chairs are:

Grammy Award-Winning Music Legend Dionne Warwick

Grammy Award-Winning Music Legend Dionne Warwick


Berkeley College Chair Kevin Luing