The Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation will honor former Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) Chief Executive Officer Tim Solso with its first Daniels Prize during an event Thursday evening in Indianapolis. The organization will also announce the recipient of a $50,000 grant. Solso will be a guest this weekend on Inside INdiana Business Television. October 24, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS –The first recipient of a $50,000 grant awarded by the Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation will be announced Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 6:00pm at an awards dinner at the J.W. Marriott in Downtown Indianapolis.

The Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation will biannually announce the selection of The Daniels Prize winner and the recipient of $50,000 – who will be selected by the Prize winner.

In September, the Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation announced that Tim Solso, retired chairman and CEO of Cummins, Inc. would receive the inaugural Daniels Prize. This award, selected by a jury of eight of the most respected men and women in Indiana, selected Solso because he exemplifies the bold leadership that dramatically advanced Indiana.

Retired Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, Randall Shepard, is chairman of the Daniels Prize Jury. “The Daniels Prize is intended to honor exceptional Hoosier leaders who echo Governor Daniels’ dedication to bold vision and the ambitious pursuit of excellence and in the process inspire rising leaders toward extraordinary gains for Indiana,” Shepard said.

Serving with Shepard on the jury are former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton; Reverend John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President of Notre Dame; Clark Kellogg, CBS Sports broadcaster and former player for the Indiana Pacers; former Indiana Governor Joe Kernan; Martha Lamkin, civic leader and former CEO of Lumina Foundation; former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar; and Pat Miller, civic leader and founder of Vera Bradley.

At the October 24 awards ceremony, Solso will receive the Mitch Daniels Leadership Prize, a bronze sculpture commissioned by the Foundation and created by John McCormick, a graduate student at the Herron School of Art and Design of Indiana University at IUPUI.

Solso will receive and retain the sculpture but will receive no monetary award. Rather, Solso will select an individual or organization that emulates his and Governor Daniels’ leadership mindset to receive the Foundation’s $50,000 award.

Governor Mitch Daniels, who now serves as president of Purdue University will participate in this event and offer remarks.

For more information about the Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation, please click here or visit Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation

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