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May 16: James Morris, International Citizen of the Year

The International Center of Indianapolis's 2005 International Citizen of the Year Award Dinner, honoring Jim Morris, head of the World Food Programme

When: Monday May 16 5:30-7:00 PM reception and silent auction; 7:00 dinner and program

Where: Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

Since 1985, the International Center of Indianapolis has honored a foreign-born or Indiana resident who has made an outstanding contribution to Indiana and the world in the fields of business, culture, education, government, medicine, media, research, sports or community service. On the 32nd anniversary of its founding, the Center presents the International Citizen of the Year Award to recognize and honor James T. Morris, Executive Director, World Food Programme.

James T, Morris became the tenth Executive Director of the United Nation’s World Food Programme in 2002. As head of WFP, Mr. Morris oversees the world’s largest food aid organization. WFP reaches out to over 100 million people in 82 countries providing food to hungry people who cannot help themselves. In 2003 Mr. Morris led the WFP in carrying out the largest humanitarian operation in history, feeding 27 million Iraqis.

For over 35 years, James. T. Morris has combined a distinguished career of business, philanthropic and humanitarian leadership with a personal life of public service. Mr. Morris served as chief of staff for visionary Indianapolis Mayor Richard Lugar. His impact on the development of Indianapolis grew through his tenure at the Lilly Endowment from 1973 – 1989. Mr. Morris became chairman and chief executive officer of IWC Resources Corporation and Indianapolis Water Company. Under his leadership, IWC grew to a $200 million holding company with 2,500 employees. Jim Morris’ career and voluntary activities reflect a commitment to improving the lives of others with a special interest in young people at risk and giving back to his city, his country and the international community. Leadership roles include treasurer of the US Olympic Committee, member of the Board of Governor of the American Red Cross and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Indiana University. Indianapolis and the world benefit from his dedicated leadership.

Warning: This is a pricy evening -- but it's for a good organization honoring a good person. Here's what it will cost:

2005 Sponsorship Information
Title Sponsor - $10,000
Includes: Recognition as Vice Chair for the ICY Award Dinner in all publications and invitations Logo and name on banner Company profile in dinner program Logo and link on ICI website Priority seating Two tables for eight

Center Ambassador - $5,000
Includes: Logo and name on banner Company profile in dinner program Acknowledgement in ICI publications and website link Priority seating One table for eight

Center Consul - $2,500
Includes: Name on banner Recognition in dinner program Acknowledgement in ICI publications and website Priority seating One table for eight

Dinner Sponsor - $1,500
Includes: Recognition in dinner program Acknowledgment in ICI publications and website One table for eight

Center Citizen - $250
Includes: Recognition in dinner program Priority seating

Dinner Guest - $125

Student - $50

More reservations go http://www.icenterindy.org/content.asp?PageID=117

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