Nominate a Mentor for the Inspire Awards

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College Mentors for Kids wants to know who you consider a mentor. They are currently taking nominations for business professionals that have demonstrated mentoring skills in the workplace or their community.

Keira Amstutz & John Sautter

Each category has a committee and a chairman from that industry that will review the nominations. The winners will be announced at the Inspire Awards, a luncheon that benefits College Mentors for Kids. Each category will have five winners and a Mentor of the Year will be recognized. The awards luncheon will also feature a Lifetime Achievement Award. Nominations are also being accepted for youth mentoring to celebrate people helping their community’s youth.

“I don’t think any of us can say that we’ve gotten to where we are in our careers, or our lives for that matter, without a mentor who has invested in us by providing wisdom, advice, and encouragement,” said Interim Chief Executive Officer Amanda Koushyar. “The Inspire Awards are an excellent opportunity for us to celebrate the mentors who make such a difference in the world while also raising awareness and funds of our mentoring program that’s committed to changing the stories of kids and college students through the power of mentoring.”

Richard Lugar was the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

Nominations will be accepted through midnight Feb. 1, 2015.

The Inspire Awards will take place at 12-1:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 2015 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. To nominate a mentor, purchase tickets or for more information, check out

Categories for nominations:
☐ Accounting, Legal and Finance
☐ Business, Retail and Services
☐ Education and Non-Profit
☐ Health and Health Services
☐ Marketing, Media and Athletics
☐ Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing