Newsmakers Awards and Scholarship Gala

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Honorees are selected because they have stood the test of time, are rising to new heights and continue to daily set the pace on October 17, 2009.

Date: October 17, 2009        

Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Grand Ballroom

Details: Formal Awards Dinner, Live Entertainment

Price: Individual tickets- $200 per person-includes 3 mo. subscription Corporate table – $2500 with signage, partial proceeds to benefit the  Abbott-Sengstacke Scholarship fund for journalism students Objective: Produce an awards gala designed to recognize world-class citizens who display the highest level of leadership, whose commitment to excellence is empowering and whose achievements are unparalleled. Program: Throughout its history, the Chicago Defender has presented awards to a variety of people and organizations for their contributions to improving the welfare of all citizens. The Newsmakers Awards is designed to follow in that tradition by recognizing world-class citizens who display the highest level of leadership, whose commitment to excellence is empowering and whose achievements are unparalleled. Honorees are selected because they have stood the test of time, are rising to new heights and who daily set the pace. 2008 was a huge success! We are expecting to repeat and even surpass the success in 2009!

Awardees: Government - U.S. Senator Ronald Burris Business – Mellody Hobson – Ariel Investments Sports – Kenny Williams – General Manager of the Chicago White Sox Education – Michael Scott – Chicago Board of Education Media - Communications – Harry Porterfield Community Leadership and Service – Regina Evans – 1st Black Female Chief of Police in the State of Illinois Health – Dr. Terry Mason – Chicago Department of  Public Health Lifetime Achievement award – Timuel Black and Albertina Walker Tribute to Michael Jackson

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Contact Person: Adrienne Jones Director of Non-traditional Sales Community Program Development Chicago Defender 4445 S. Martin Luther King Drive Chicago, IL 60653 Ph: 312-225-2400×170 ajones@chicagodefender.com

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