|Diversity Luncheon & Awards|
Date: September 20, 2023
Projected Attendance: 200-300
Admission: $20.00 per ticket
Contact: Virginia Condello, 533-7125
Bartow’s annual C.C. Corbett Diversity Awards are presented yearly during the Bartow Community Relations Committee’s (CRC) Diversity Luncheon on the third Wednesday in September, in celebration of Bartow’s Multicultural Awareness Month.
The event begins at noon at Bartow Civic Center.
A guest speaker is chosen to give the keynote address. Awards are given to a business or organization and an individual who have shown a commitment to diversity in the City of Bartow, or in surrounding communities, through mentoring, outreach initiatives, or other activities that advance the goal of inclusion.
Tickets for the luncheon are $20 each and may be purchased from the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce, 510 North Broadway, one month prior to the event.
The C.C. Corbett award winners are traditionally announced by the CRC Co-Chairs.
“Before the passing of our friend and former Chairman, C.C. Corbett, it was his desire and the desire of the Community Relations Committee to recognize an individual and a business or organization that made it a priority to promote diversity in our community,” Mrs. Gloria Washington, CRC Co-chair, said at the last event.
“The City of Bartow and the Community Relations Committee will continue to honor C.C.’s dedication to diversity by awarding the C.C. Corbett Diversity Awards.”
Two awards are given each year: one to an individual and one to a business or organization honoring them for promoting unity within the Greater Bartow area.
Past winners include:
2022 – Clifton Lewis and 360 Liberty Link
2019-2021 – no winners due to pandemic
Carver Young and Bartow Community Healthcare Foundation, Inc.
Gloria Washington and Eastside Positive Action Committee