NeW is thrilled to announce nominations are now open for the 10th Annual Gentlemen Showcase. Since 2010, this national contest seeks to acknowledge and recognize the young gentlemen in our lives. In the age of “toxic masculinity,” the 2020 Gentlemen Showcase is seeking out gentlemen across the country who emulate service, respect, and kindness towards everyone, especially the young women in their lives.
This year, The Gentlemen Showcase is seeking out young gentlemen who devote themselves to serving others to create positive change in their communities. Service can be anything from military service to volunteering with a local charity. Despite what the news and media commonly try to say, there are noteworthy young men in this world who keep service, kindness, generosity, and chivalry alive.
One such gentleman is 2019 Gentleman Showcase nominee, James Van Drie. Van Drie founded Windy City Warmth (WCW), which provides outerwear and professional clothing to people living on the streets of Chicago. Van Drie’s service in the Windy City is making a true difference for countless people. If you have a friend, family member, colleague, or significant other like Van Drie who you believe to be a modern gentleman, nominate them to be the 2020 “Gentleman of the Year“.
For this year’s contest, the first place “Gentleman of the Year” and his nominator will each win a $500 scholarship. Additionally, one gentleman will be selected as the runner up or “Honorable Mention” and he and his nominator will each win a $250 scholarship. On top of these great prizes, there will be additional prizes donated by generous companies announced throughout our Showcase. If the winner is not an undergraduate or graduate student, the equivalent of their scholarship prize will be donated to the charity of their choice. If a NeW chapter nominates one of the winners, their scholarship prize will be changed to a chapter grant. The winners will be chosen by a selection committee.
If you have any questions about The Gentlemen Showcase, please contact Alyssa Condrey.