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YLNI- Marshall White Receives Ian Rolland Courageous Leadership Award

We are so extremely proud of our leader Mr. Marshall White. Mr. White was honored and recognized for his contribution to the youth and this community at large. He was awarded the prestigious Ian Rolland Courageous Leadership Award. This award was given to him at the 2017 My City Summit presented by the Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI).

YLNI honored Ian Rolland, former Chairman and CEO of Lincoln National Corporation, with the Courageous Leadership Award for his defining example of civic leadership by championing issues of equality and education in Fort Wayne. YLNI started the annual Ian Rolland Courageous Leadership Award in 2015 to recognize those who have followed in his footsteps by demonstrating a similar passion and integrity.Mr. White is a strong, focused and passionate leader. As his vision for the UNITY organization and the youth in this community continues to unfold, he is inspiring many and changing the world along the way. Again, the UNITY organization applauds Mr. White’s work and we stand by him as he continues to impact this generation.

“I want to express my sincere appreciation and thanks to the Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana, for recognizing me with the Ian Rolland Courageous Leadership Award. I am truly humbled and honored to receive it. My heart is extremely grateful to everyone in this community and abroad for your congratulatory comments and encouragement posted on social media, sent through emails and/or through your personal conversations. I ask that the community continue to support the Voices of Unity Youth Choir members as they work to raise the bar in our community for youth.  Your support, encouragement and investment in these young people will give them the fuel they need to continue to make us all proud.

May God Bless You All!”
-Marshall White, Unity Performing Arts Foundation Founder/CEO



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