The Central Ohio chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women will host its 2015 Trailblazer Award & Scholarship Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N. High St., Columbus.

The Central Ohio chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women will host its 2015 Trailblazer Award & Scholarship Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N. High St., Columbus.

This year's special guest and 2015 Trailblazer is Desiree Rogers, CEO of the Johnson Publishing Company, publisher of Ebony magazine.

The annual Trailblazer Award Luncheon benefits the NCBWCOC Scholarship Fund and recognizes women who inspire and uplift. Appointed CEO of Johnson Publishing Company in 2010, Rogers previously served as the White House social secretary for President Obama.

Among the highlights of the Trailblazer Award and Scholarship Luncheon is the awarding of scholarships to African American female, graduating seniors. In 2014, scholarships were awarded to Lucille Wainaina, who attends New York University and Taylor Mitchell, who attends Alabama State University.

NCBWCOC advocates on behalf of African American women through national and local actions and strategic alliances to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment in Delaware, Franklin, Fairfield and Licking counties. A substantial portion of the chapter's annual budget, received from membership dues and fundraising activities, supports the annual scholarship fund.

For more information, call 614-656-2290.