The Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA) Awards Gala is the highlight of Junior Chamber International - USA's year, and is the closing event of the 2016 JCI-USA Annual Meeting, to be held on Saturday, September 24th, ath the Detroit Marriot Renaissance Center.
Now in it's 78th year, the annual TOYA Awards Gala is an opportunity to recognize those young men and women who are leading the way for a better tomorrow, pioneers and trendsetters who are setting the standard for many years to come.
Past recipients have included including Presidents John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Bill Clinton, and Vice Presidents Al Gore, Dan Quayle, and Richard Cheney. Also honored: Howard Hughes, Orson Wells, Elvis Presley, Nelson Rockefeller, Ted Kennedy, Kurt Warner, dogsled champion Susan Butcher, and actors Christopher Reeve and Shannon Reed. (A bit of trivia for you…the TOYA award was one of the only non-music-related awards that Elvis Presley accepted in person. The award meant so much to him that it is currently displayed at Graceland – the only non-music-related award displayed there.)
Events like these would not be possible without the strong support of the business and government sectors, in conjunction with like minded civic and community organizations. Thank you for your willingness to support this fantastic program, and we look forward to working with you for many years to come!
If you have any questions, please conctact TOYA 2016 Organizer, Angela Clock, email@example.com.