Indiana Academy 52nd Annual Gala

Graphic that says Indiana Academy 52nd annual gala on October 17, 2023.

Please join us for the Indiana Academy’s 52nd Annual Gala honoring the 2023 inductees.  

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Reception at 5:30 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Hotel Carmichael
1 Carmichael Square, Carmel, IN 46032
Tickets: $125 per person | Black Tie Attire


Four new members will be inducted into the Indiana Academy at its 52nd annual gala on October 17 at Hotel Carmichael. The Academy recognized this year’s honorees for lifetimes of achievement and contribution to the state of Indiana.

The Academy annually inducts into its membership individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in philanthropy, business, public service, advancement of the sciences, the arts, literature, culture, and scholarship in connection with Indiana’s independent non-profit colleges and universities.

Tickets can be purchased using the form below. If you have questions, please contact Kelly Smith at 317-236-6090 or


2023 Honorees

  • Justin P. Christian, CEO and Founder, BCforward Corp.
  • Clarence Crain, Board Member, Lilly Endowment Inc.
  • William K. McGowan, Jr., President and CEO (retired), Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association
  • Dr. Nichole Wilson, Vice President of Community Health Operations, Indiana University Health