Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards

Two speakers stand at podiums at Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards

The Riley Institute partners annually with the Greenville Chamber and other chambers of commerce in the Upstate to celebrate outstanding contributions in diversity. Winners of the awards, both individuals and organizations, are role models in promotion diversity, receiving awards in the following categories:

  • Calder D. Ehrmann Outstanding Individual
  • William “Bill” T. Wylie VALUED Lives Award for School Excellence (K-12 School)
  • Outstanding High School Student
  • Outstanding College Student
  • Outstanding Nonprofit Organization
  • Outstanding Business

About the Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards

The annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards originated as a community action project in the Diversity Leaders Initiative 2004 Upstate class. The community action project team, “Inclusion Infusion,” suggested an annual event that would recognize organizations and individuals for their accomplishments in improving diversity and inclusion in the Upstate. The idea was adopted by the Riley Institute and the Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg Chambers of Commerce, all of which have had representatives complete the Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative program.

2021 Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards
Presented by the Greenville Chamber and the Riley Institute, this...
Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 12 pm Hosted by the Greenville...
Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards 2019
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 The Riley Institute and the Greenville...
Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018 Upstate diversity leaders were honored Wednesday,...
Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Upstate diversity leaders were honored Wednesday,...
Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Upstate diversity leaders were honored Tuesday,...
Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 The eleventh annual Upstate Diversity Leadership...
Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 The Riley Institute at Furman presented...
Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2012 The Riley Institute at Furman presented...
Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 The Riley Institute at Furman presented...