The Executive Leadership Council Presents Nationwide the Diamond Leadership Award For Their...

The Executive Leadership Council Presents Nationwide the Diamond Leadership Award For Their $1 Million Contribution to Fund New Scholarship Initiative

Nationwide's Future Leaders Scholarship Program to Launch in 2018 Supporting the Academic Achievement and Development of Black College Students

The Diamond Leadership Award presentation at the 2017 ELC Recognition Gala featuring (l to r) Gregory E. Deavens, ELC Treasurer and EVP, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer at Independence Health Group; Gale King, EVP & Chief Administrative Officer at Nationwide; and Terrance Williams, CMO & President, Emerging Businesses at Nationwide.

The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and Nationwide announced today the Nationwide’s Future Leaders Scholarship Program. This scholarship program, established with a gift from Nationwide, will provide funds to black undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities across the country.

The Nationwide scholarship program was announced at The ELC’s 2017 Recognition Gala. This annual event raises funds to support The ELC’s scholarships, community investment grants, leadership development programs and educational initiatives. The ELC presented Nationwide with the Diamond Leadership Award, which applauds $1 million corporate contributions toward ELC initiatives or new programs within a calendar year.

The ELC and Nationwide have a longstanding partnership and share a commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. Together, these organizations have partnered to make significant contributions in support of diversity, inclusion and achievement in business.

“For more than 30 years, The ELC has worked to build an inclusive business leadership pipeline from the classroom to the boardroom,” said Ronald C. Parker, President & CEO of The Executive Leadership Council. “We are grateful to Nationwide for their continued support of The ELC’s mission and commitment to the academic achievement and development of black undergraduate and graduate students.”

Nationwide’s Future Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship will be awarded to high achieving African American undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, a commitment to community involvement and are pursuing a degree in business, insurance, or a related field at an accredited college or university.

“Nationwide is proud to continue to support programs that offer academic and business opportunities to youth across the country. Nationwide’s Future Leaders Scholarship Program provides another way to support the academic achievements of tomorrow’s leaders,” said Gale V. King, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer at Nationwide. “We believe our ongoing partnership with The Executive Leadership Council will create powerful possibilities for these students.”