September 24, 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of Executive Order 11246. On that date, The OFCCP Institute celebrated this significant civil rights milestone and the Federal contractor community's achievements in furthering the goal of equality in the American workplace at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC. The Institute hosted a special, celebratory reception, where attendees were joined by former OFCCP Directors, prominent members of the federal contractor community, the President of the National Civil Rights Museum, and other distinguished guests. In addition, special music and entertainment was provided by musicians from the Jazz Chronicles.
At the celebration, The OFCCP Institute was pleased to announce a partnership between The OFCCP Institute ("The Institute") and D.C. Public Schools and introduce an annual scholarship foundation, "EO 11246 Equality at Work Foundation." This scholarship foundation provides D.C. public high school students with the opportunity to participate in an essay contest for $40,000 in college scholarships (four scholarships of $10,000 each).