College Mentors for Kids’ 11th Annual Inspire Awards

INDIANAPOLIS- The 2020 Inspire Awards luncheon will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom on Thursday, February 27, 2020. The Inspire Awards recognize organizations which invest in their employees and improve their communities by embracing a culture of mentoring and by supporting formal and informal mentor relationships. The Inspire Awards also honor individuals who impact the careers and lives of others through mentoring.

Nominations for the Inspiring Workplace Mentoring Awards and Inspiring Mentor Awards are currently being accepted through February 2, 2020, at midnight. Organizations will be considered for the Inspiring Workplace Mentoring Award in two categories: the large category (100 or more employees) or small category (fewer than 100 employees). Individuals will be considered for the Inspiring Mentor Award.

Finalists will be announced before the luncheon with Mentors of the Year and Organizations of the Year recognized at the event. Inspire is attended by 500 community members from the greater Indianapolis area, as well as college students from the College Mentors program. Please visit to nominate a mentor or to purchase tickets.

This year, College Mentors is honored to recognize Lisa E. Harris, M.D., chief executive officer of Eskenazi Health, with the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Harris has demonstrated the powerful effects of mentoring through her work at Eskenazi Health and her active leadership in the local community. In addition, College Mentors for Kids is excited to recognize Alex Blubaugh, operations manager in materials management at Eli Lilly and Company, with the Inspiring Alumni Award. This award is presented to a former College Mentors for Kids mentor or chapter leader who has continued to exemplify the values of the organization after graduation.

College Mentors for Kids is grateful to our generous sponsors of the 2020 Inspire Awards including: Ackerman Foundation; Eskenazi Health; Sherck Hussey Johnson McNaughton; Element Three; Hylant; and Indianapolis Business Journal.