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

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

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.

The 2023 honorees include:

  • Clarence Crain, Board Member, Lilly Endowment Inc.
  • Justin P. Christian, CEO and Founder, BCforward Corp.
  • 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

Tickets can be purchased here online. If you have questions, please contact Kelly Smith at 317-236-6090 or