Governor’s Luncheon for Scouting

2023 Governor’s Luncheon for Scouting
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Gates Open, Scout Expo & Networking – 11:00 AM | Lunch & Program Noon – 1:15 PM

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About the 28th Governor's Luncheon for Scouting

At the 28th Governor’s Luncheon for Scouting, you’ll be able to celebrate Scouting with over 2,000 other local community leaders while enjoying lunch. Hosted by Governor Eric Holcomb, the Governor’s Major Sponsor Reception begins at 11:00 a.m. in the Quarterback Suite with gathering and networking beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the field. Host your own table and invite nine of your friends to make a difference in the community.

You’ll also gain access to the Scout Expo, where you’ll be able to visit interactive Scouting stations featuring Pinewood Derby racing, catapults and more! Talk to our Scouts and learn about their favorite Scouting memories and achievements. This event is the Crossroads of America Council’s largest fundraiser of the year. It helps us cover operating costs so we can provide aid and programs to over 16,000 youth and 549 units in central Indiana.

28th Governor's Luncheon for Scouting Satellite Locations

Muncie Satellite Event
Tuesday, December 12
Gathering 11:30 AM | Lunch & Program Noon – 1:15 PM
L.A. Pittenger Student Center Cardinal Hall | Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306
To attend, please contact Everett Young

Richmond Satellite Event
Tuesday, December 12
Gathering 11:30 AM | Lunch & Program Noon – 1:15 PM
Forest Hills Country Club | 2169 S. 23rd St., Richmond, IN 47374
To attend, please contact Jim Boska

Terre Haute Satellite Event
Tuesday, December 12
Gathering 11:30 AM | Lunch & Program Noon – 1:15 PM
The Ohio Building | 672 Ohio St., Terre Haute, IN 47807
To attend, please contact Doug Band

Our Goal for the 28th Governor's Luncheon for Scouting

$1,500,000 | 250 Tables

Why We Need You

The funds raised from this event help offset the costs of providing character development programs, camps, trainings and much more to over 16,000 youth in central Indiana. Your contributions help us achieve our mission and provide youth with fun and adventurous opportunities in our community.

Become a Sponsor

With a sponsorship for the Governor’s Luncheon, your organization gains exposure to some of central Indiana’s most influential figures. In addition to generating greater awareness, your sponsorship also helps to finance our programming to support children and young adults throughout central Indiana.

28th Governor's Luncheon for Scouting Co-Chairs

Steve Campbell, Indianapolis Colts

Steve Campbell has more than 25 years of experience working in all levels of media, community programming and public service. Campbell served as Deputy Mayor of Indianapolis for Public & Neighborhood Affairs from 2005-07. He was responsible for directing various city operations in neighborhood development and outreach, media and communications, constituent services, environmental affairs, and public access to government. Campbell also served as the City of Indianapolis’ Director of Communications. Prior to joining city hall, Campbell served as a top Media Advisor to two Indiana governors and the state attorney general.

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Kip Chase, Eli Lilly & Company

Kip is the Senior Vice President of HR for Eli Lilly and Company’s Pharma Business Units and Lilly USA and has served the company for over 20 years in sales, marketing and HR. Kip joined Lilly in 2003 as a Sales Representative and since that time, has taken on a variety of HR roles across the company supporting Global Marketing, Compensation and Benefits and Lilly’s International Business Unit.  Kip and his family moved to China where he had HR responsibilities for LRL China. Kip graduated from Wabash College and holds an MBA from Indiana University and a Master of Global Management from Thunderbird. Kip has served the State of Indiana as a board member for Indiana’s Working Group on China and more recently was the President of the National Alumni Board of Directors at Wabash College. Currently, Kip sits on the Board of Directors for both the Conner Prairie Organization and Crossroads Council for the Boy Scouts of America.

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Akilah Darden, IU Health & The Darden Group

Akilah Darden is the Founder and President of the Darden Group and the Director of Design & Construction, Diversity, and Inclusion for IU Health. She graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and received her MBA from Marymount University. She has 23 years of construction leadership experience and is also an award-winning advocate for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Her success story has been built on being driven, learning as much as possible about construction, doing the hard things, and solving problems.

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DuJuan McCoy, Circle City Broadcasting

DuJuan A. McCoy is Owner, President, and CEO of Circle Broadcasting LLC. He is a native of Indianapolis, IN and graduated from Butler University in 1989.  In that same year he began his television career as an Account Executive at WTTV Indianapolis.

During his 34+ years as a first-generation broadcaster he has owned and operated over 20 broadcast TV stations in America and currently owns WISH-TV, WNDY-TV, Circulus Digital Media, Circle City Broadcasting Entertainment Production Company, and the All-Indiana Podcast Network in his hometown of Indianapolis.

In 2007, while participating in the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcast Leadership Training Program, McCoy purchased his first broadcast TV stations in West Texas and earned the distinction of being the first African American to own Fox affiliates in America.

McCoy is an active member of the NAB serving several terms on the NAB Television Board of Directors, NAB Leadership Foundation Board of Directors, and a regular NABPAC Diamond Club Member.

McCoy also serves on several local and national boards of directors like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB), and the United States Black Chamber of Commerce to name a few.

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