A Celebration of Hearing

Thanks to our sponsors

Premier Sponsor

SJI Family Sponsors

Benefactor Sponsors

Alro Steel Foundation

Mariana Barquet and Darren Ludington

Mike and Terri Branson

Catch The Stars & 
Tea’s Me Cafe

City Wide Facility Solutions

DeVault Otologic Research Laboratory

Relay Indiana – INTRAC

Rice/Weddle Family

Dick and Geri Schul

Dr. Steve Sexson

Stitle – Lewis Families

Zionsville Printing Pros

Join us as we celebrate hearing and recognize Lisa and Brian Kovacs with the 2023 Richard T. Miyamoto Heroes for Hearing Award. Funds raised at this event will benefit our programs for children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and their families will have the support they need for their children to reach their full potential.

Thursday, May 18, 2023
6 – 8 pm

SILO Auto Museum & Conservancy
644 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN

Business Attire
Heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, hosted bar,
silent auction & award presentation.

Registration $75 | Sponsorship Opportunities Available

To register or sponsor the event, please click one of the buttons below. If you have any questions, contact Cindy Timmermann at CTimmermann@sjid.org or 317-471-8560.

Honoring 2023 Richard T. Miyamoto
Heroes for Hearing Award Recipients
Lisa & Brian Kovacs

Lisa and Brian Kovacs have made so many contributions to the field and to the children of SJI. Brian is a Senior Vice President and the Chief Information Officer for Walker Information, Indianapolis. He has served on the board of SJI for several years. Lisa is the Director of Programs for Hands & Voices, Headquarters and the founding parent of Indiana Hands & Voices. She is committed to ensuring children who are deaf or hard of hearing have the opportunity to reach their full potential and that their families get the support they need. The Kovacs journey began at SJI when their son, Anthony, was a student in one of our first Indianapolis classrooms.