Touchstone Awards Honorees

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Join us for the 2017 Touchstone Awards!

Stand Up For Girls! Invest in Indianapolis’ future female leaders!

Since 1988 Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis has honored some of the most influential women in the Greater Indianapolis area with a Touchstone Award. A touchstone was a black siliceous stone formerly used to test the purity of gold and silver. Girls Inc. annually recognizes female leaders with the Touchstone Award to symbolize our appreciation for their astounding contributions to the Indianapolis community.

Please join us for our annual fundraiser where we will honor four strong, smart, and bold female leaders who embody the mission of Girls Inc.

Event Chairwoman: Maria Quintana, President of Q2u Strategic Advisory Group, and 2015 honoree

2017 Touchstone Honorees:

  • Elaine Bedel, President of IEDC, and Owner of Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc.
  • Anita Harden, Interim Executive Director, Madame Walker Urban Life Center, and President & CEO, Interim Executives, LLC
  • Cindy  Hubert, Retired President & CEO, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.
  • Donna Oklak, Co-Founder, Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis

Thursday, July 6, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

JW Marriott
White River Ballroom
10 South West Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Event Schedule:

11:00 a.m – Doors Open and Girl Exhibit Showcase
11:30 a.m. – Lunch
12:00 p.m. – Awards Program Begins

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Stand Up For Girls by joining us to celebrate these amazing women and invest in the next generation of female leaders!

Your ticket purchase not only honors these exceptional women, it provides Greater Indianapolis girls with life-changing programs that empower them to be healthy, educated and independent.

If you are unable to attend, please make a donation and invest in Girls Inc. Indy to help us provide intentional programs that help inspire the next generation of female leaders!

Thank you to our 2017 Advocate Sponsor:

Bright Ideas in Broad Ripple

Thank you to our 2017 Ally Sponsors:


Thank you to our 2017 Bold Sponsors:

Glick Family Foundation
IGT Indiana
Lumina Foundation

Download sponsorship information. With questions, contact Shannon Cochran, Donor Relations & Events Manager, 317.522.2611.