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2018 Impact Awards

The Impact Awards recognize business, civic, and student leaders who are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in business. With more than 600 guests this is the largest annual event celebrating businesses owned by people of color and the work that business and civic leaders take to insure equity business opportunities in the northwest and one of the largest Foster School events each year.

Awards are presented to individuals, corporations, and civic leaders who have made a substantial impact in growing businesses and jobs in underserved communities across Washington and accelerating students’ careers.

Proceeds from the Impact Awards support undergraduate students build business skills while working with diverse businesses in under-served communities.

Event Details

December 6, 2018

Seattle Sheraton Hotel (1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101)

5:30 Reception

6:00-8:00 Awards dinner and banquet


Awards Categories

  • William D. Bradford Minority Business of the Year Award, named in honor of the first African American Dean of the Foster School of Business, this award is presented to the leading minority-owned business in Washington State.
  • Accenture Student Consultant Award is presented to an undergraduate or MBA student who has demonstrated exceptional skills, leadership ability, and commitment to inclusion and diversity through their work with the Center.
  • Client of the Year Award Sponsored by Harborstone Credit Union is presented to a small business that has best utilized the Center’s programs to grow jobs and revenues.
  • Corporate Partner Award is presented to a corporation whose investment of talent and treasure has significantly advanced the Center’s mission.
  • Alumni of the Year award will be presented to a Foster School alum whose investment of talent and treasure has significantly advanced the Center’s mission.



Learn more about how you can sponsor this event and join as a sponsor by contacting:

Michael Verchot, Director