ABOUT THE IMPACT AWARDS
The Impact Awards recognizes the outstanding performance and achievements of the members and affiliates of the TriState Minority Supplier Development Council (TSMSDC) during the past year. The occasion reaffirms our belief in, and support of the future of our youth by awarding scholarships to deserving high school graduating students. Since its inception in 1994, the coveted awards program has become the council’s most anticipated event to businesses and students who have excelled in service and individual achievement. The elegant gala celebrates service and volunteerism, and annually raises funds for the worthwhile programs of TSMSDC, and its Education Foundation.
Each year, the Impact Award is presented in five categories: Corporation of the Year (for distinction in minority business opportunities); Corporate Representative of the Year (for distinction in personal leadership and support of minority businesses); Minority Suppliers of the Year in four categories (for distinction as a viable business and supporter of TSMSDC), and Impact of the Year (for distinction in extraordinary contributions and exclusive influence.
ABOUT THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION
The TMSDC Education Foundation was officially inaugurated in 1994. Its mission is to provide assistance and support of at-risk graduating high school students who are unable to continue their education beyond high school. Since its inception, the Education Foundation has awarded $2.2 million in scholarship assistance to 377 high school students. These articulate and academically talented students matriculate to colleges and universities throughout the country. These students have different paths and stories on their education journey in reaching interesting and varied levels of success. Donations to the foundation help us inspire and prepare the next group of students with outstanding ability.