The International Awards Ceremony is the Council’s premier annual event recognizing outstanding
contributions to global education and understanding in our community. More than 600 business,
civic and academic leaders join the Council in honoring an International Company/Organization and
International Educator/Project of the Year.
Past Company/Organization honorees include Honda, CAS, Cardinal Health, Battelle, Nationwide,
The Ohio State University, American Electric Power, Limited Brands, Greif, Inc., and the City of
Columbus. The 2014 honoree will be announced in the Fall of 2013.
Past Educator honorees include Lee Link (Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools),
Kyle Tong (Columbus Academy), Natalie Mroz (Bexley MS), Robin Hren (Mount Vernon HS),
Bobbie Mucha (Westerville South HS), Steve Shapiro (The Christopher Program), Timothy Dove
(McCord MS), Shelley Charity (The Christopher Program), Tricia Fellinger-Reyes (Upper Arlington
HS) Todd Adam Decker-Kaplonski (Mifflin High School), Licking Valley Local Schools, and New
Albany – Plain Local Schools.
The Ceremony also highlights a community group, featuring an element of live entertainment.
Past featured groups include the Jazz Arts Group, Ballet Met, Columbus Zoo &
Aquarium, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Thiossane West African Dance Institute.
The Ceremony is the Council’s highest profile event, serving as the primary fundraiser and
“friendraiser”, with more than 80% of funds going directly to support educational programs for
students, teachers, and the community. If you are interested in supporting this program, please
review the available sponsorship options or contact Patrick Terrien, President & CEO via email or
at 614 229 4599 X 404.
Click here for details on past ceremonies and here to watch the program videos.