INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric J. Holcomb will honor civic leader James T. Morris of Indianapolis with the 2021 Sachem Award, the state’s highest honor, at a ceremony Friday, June 25.
You can read more about Morris’ life and dedication to the state of Indiana here.
Fifteen Sachem awards have been previously bestowed since the honor was revived in 2005:
- 2005: John Wooden — Legendary college basketball coach, teacher and mentor
- 2006: Rev. Theodore Hesburgh — Former president of the University of Notre Dame and world statesman
- 2007: Jane Blaffer Owen — Philanthropist and preservationist of New Harmony
- 2008: Bill and Gloria Gaither — Grammy winning singer/songwriter duo from Alexandria, Indiana
- 2009: Donald C. “Danny” Danielson — New Castle business and civic leader
- 2010: Carl D. Erskine — Civic leader and legendary baseball player
- 2011: William A. “Bill” Cook — Philanthropist and cofounder of Cook Inc.
- 2012: Ian M. Rolland — CEO of Lincoln National Corp.
- 2013: Don Wolf — Civic leader and CEO of Do It Best, Corp.
- 2014: P.E. MacAllister — Long-time businessman and civic leader
- 2015: Amos C. Brown, III — Radio host and civic leader
- 2016: None
- 2017: Eva Mozes Kor — Holocaust survivor; forgiveness and civility advocate
- 2018: Sammy L. Davis — Vietnam veteran, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient
- 2019: Dr. George Rapp — Humanitarian
- 2020: Reginald O. Jones, Sr. — Businessman, community leader and mentor Each Sachem honoree receives a specially designed sculpture.
All Sachem recipients are selected by Indiana’s governor.
James Morris, recipient
The governor will deliver remarks and present Sachem Award.
Friday, June 25
10 a.m. ET
Indiana State Museum
650 W. Washington St.