Sept. 16-19, Friends of the Network to Freedom Association’s 3rd Annual Summit, “Freedom Trails at the Crossroads: Paths to Telling the Underground Railroad Story through History, Teaching, and Technology,” Rervations and registration, hotel conference rates, and the program, available at www.indianafreedomtrails.org. Contact Jeannie Regan Dinius, Director of Special Initiatives, DNR-DHPA, at (317) 234-1268 or Donna Stokes-Lucas, President, Indiana Freedom Trails Inc., at email@example.com.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society to benefit from the Dinner of Champions on Sept. 15 at the Indianapolis Downtown Marriott at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $150. Contact 870-2501.
Dress For Success to benefit from its Stepping Out in Style event on Sept. 16 at the downtown Marriott at 5 p.m. Tickets: $100. Contact 940-3737.
St. Joseph Institute to benefit from Holes for Hearing Golf Benefit on Sept. 18 at Pebble Brook Golf Club. Tickets: $125. Contact 471-8560.
Coburn Place to benefit from CoburnFest on Sept. 19 from 7-11 p.m. at the Robert Irsay Pavilion in Carmel. Tickets: $50. Contact 923-5750.
Hemophilia of Indiana Inc. to benefit from the Indiana Hemophilia Walk on Sept. 19 at 8:30 a.m. at Fort Harrison State Park. Contact 402-1636.
Warren Arts & Education Foundation Inc. to benefit from its Retro Saturday Night! dinner and dance on Sept. 19 at the Maple Creek Golf & Country Club, 10521 E. 21st St., from 7-11 p.m. Tickets:$30 for singles, $50 for couples. Contact 869-4383.
American Liver Foundation, Heartland Division, to benefit from The Flavors of Indianapolis Culinary Gala on Sept. 20 at the Westin Indianapolis at 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Contact 635-5074.
Executive Women International of Indianapolis to benefit from the third annual Bowling Bash on Sept. 20 at Cooper’s Stardust Bowl in Noblesville from 2-4 p.m. Tickets: $50. Contact 576-6642.
Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis to benefit from its fifth Annual Golf Outing on Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. at The Brickyard. Tickets: $200. Contact 251-0005.
The People’s Burn Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Cohen Memorial Faculty Endowment Award at Purdue University to benefit from Arni’s Charity Golf Classic on Sept. 24 at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel. Tickets: $1,200. Contact 571-0077.
Jennifer L. Ping was chosen as a finalist for Indy’s Best and Brightest in the government category.
Ouellette and Associates Inc. was selected for the 2009 Best of Indianapolis Award in the Insurance Claim Processing category by the U.S. Commerce Association.
Laura Ciriello-Benedict was named the Contractor of the Year by the Indiana Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors.