WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 25th Anniversary of Dialogue on Diversity as a policy and educational organization was highlighted September 21st with the presentation of its Quarter Century Awards at this year's Entrepreneurship/Information Technology Conference at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center.
The all-day program culminated with an evening of celebration in which it gave special honor to luminaries in their fields who have made significant contributions to Dialogue on Diversity's programs.
Among those receiving awards was Vice President Andrew Gelfuso, who accepted the "Community Leadership" award on behalf of the Trade Center Management Associates (TCMA), the exclusive manager of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, for its efforts in promoting world commerce and culture.
TCMA was acknowledged for its efforts in promoting global commerce and collaboration, in being exemplary corporate stewards and in giving back to local charities and community organizations.
Gelfuso stressed that, "diversity isn't something to be accepted but rather to be embraced as we grow our economy, our business beyond the U.S. and create an environment in which future generations can thrive." In recognition of Gelfuso's essential role, this coveted award was presented to him by Dialogue on Diversity President and Founder Ma. Cristina Caballero.
For the past 17 years, Gelfuso has worked in economic development, global trade, and in the private and public sectors. Gelfuso currently is a trustee of the Federal City Council and a member of the Economic Club of Washington, DC. Additionally, he serves on the finance committee for the Trust for the National Mall and on the board of the Embassy Series.
Dialogue on Diversity is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of those from diverse cultural, ethnic, and national traditions, as well as increased economic empowerment through promotion and development of entrepreneurial excellence, technology training, networking, and education. The organization has been serving American Society's diverse communities for 25 years.
About Dialogue on Diversity: Dialogue on Diversity is a national network of women entrepreneurs and professionals of the Latino and other ethnic communities, civil society staff and executives, and others with a lively policy concern, bringing together diverse ethnic and cultural communities for interchange of experience and ideas in colloquia and symposia, educating audiences on Internet Privacy, Women's History, Health Care Policy and Practice, Entrepreneurship, and Domestic Violence Awareness and Immigration – all aiming for empowerment in civil, economic, and social dimensions. Dialogue on Diversity is a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, please visit, http://www.dialogueondiversity.org/
About the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center: The International Trade Center (ITC) is a preeminent forum in the heart of the nation's capital advancing international commerce and cross-cultural dialogue. As a seamless, unifying framework, the ITC provides a platform for building connections, fostering diplomacy, growing businesses and creating a more prosperous U.S. and global economy. For more information, please visit, http://www.itcdc.com/
SOURCE Dialogue on Diversity; International Trade Center