2012 Tabor100 Gala - Crystal Eagle Awards

By: Tabor100 - Sep 15, 2012
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Tabor 100 is hosting its 13th Annual Captain of Industry Gala its annual fundraising event benefiting the Dr. William D. Bradford scholarship fund, which awards funds to African-American youth interested in professional careers. 

Michael Green, Co-F
ounder of the America21 Project will address an audience of 320 plus attendees at the Tabor 100's annual Captain of Industry Gala. This year's theme, "Rising Above It All" will also bring together diverse community leaders from the Hispanic, African, and Filipino Chambers of Commerce. For more information about attending the event please visit the Tabor website: http://www.tabor100.org/events.html

Working with various organizations and corporations who share our dedication to the enhancement and growth of the African American business community, Tabor has been able to provide educational opportunities to African American students enrolled in the University of Washington's Michael G. Foster School of Business, through its Dr. William Bradford Endowment Fund. The organization also manages 5 additional college scholarship programs, and will recognize students from all of them at the Gala. This event provides opportunity for African American CEOs and majority CEOs to come together and build working relationships.

The Captains of Industry event will also acknowledge key individuals who have displayed excellence in Economic Development, Legislative Action, Education, Community Service, Public Affairs, as well as Lifetime Achievement, through our "Crystal Eagle" awards. 

This year's awardees are: 
  • Doreen Cato, First Place School 
  • John Berdes, Craft3 
  • Fred Maxie, Ballard Auto Licensing 
  • Mayor Mike McGinn, City of Seattle 
  • Tom Dixon, Tacoma Urban League 
  • Rep. Eric Pettigrew, 37th Legislative District 
  • Rev. R.L. Manaway, Sr., Tabernacle Baptist Church 
Sponsors of this year's Gala include Space Needle, Wal-Mart, City of Seattle --FAS, Comcast, MoneyTree, PMT Solutions, Eli Lilly, Puget Sound Business Journal, LDC, Puget Sound Energy, PEMCO, Seattle Public Utilities, Pioneer Human Services, Skanska, Vulcan, and other local businesses and organizations. 

Tabor 100, a non-profit 501(c)3 is an association of African-American businesspeople and entrepreneurs committed to facilitating the development of economic power, and educational excellence in combination with a passion for social equity.