Humanitarian Awards Gala
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The 72nd Anniversary Fundraising Gala will be held Tuesday, April 21st at the Pleasantdale Château
This is one evening you don’t want to miss! Our signature event brings top executives and community leaders together in their shared commitment to the mission of the American Conference on Diversity (ACOD). Over the years, this event has become one of NJ’s premier events celebrating the journeys of individuals, corporations, and organizations building a more inclusive and just society. It is a stellar evening of honors, a remarkable cocktail reception, dynamic entertainment, silent auction, and networking.
An investment in this event allows ACOD to expand its programs, including their Lead for Diversity Institute; a year-long, life-changing program that, since 1995, has had more than 3,300 participating high-school graduates. Lead for Diversity Institute provides leadership-development and human-relations training empowering youth to stand up against hate, educate their peers, and be better prepared to enter today’s workplace.
“INCLUSION is measured by how DELIBERATE and INTENTIONAL interactions are when cultural differences intersect,” says Elizabeth Williams-Riley, ACOD President and CEO. “And during this rising tide of intolerance, inequality, and injustice it is more important than ever to amplify your commitment to empowering individuals and institutions to address issues of bias and discrimination – advocating for meaningful social change in our communities.”