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About The Event

The African-American Achievers Awards, now in its 25th year, began with one man’s vision. Jim Moran wanted to celebrate members of the community who made a difference in the lives of others. A meaningful difference driven by passion and a greater purpose. Not to earn a pat on the back or a few moments in the spotlight, but for the reward of positively impacting the world around them. Together, we continue to celebrate the great work being done today. By doing so, we help keep Jim Moran’s legacy shining bright. Since 1992, 147 individual Achievers have been recognized, and $449,000 has been donated on their behalf to nonprofit organizations in celebration of their achievements. 

Event Venue

The 2017 celebration was held on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Broward County Convention Center.

 ' … two so very important words ...thank you. '

Jerome Edmund Gray Youth Achiever

In addition, JM Family will honor an African-American high school senior with the Jerome Edmund Gray Youth Achiever Award. Given in partnership with Florida State University (FSU), the award provides a four-year, needs-based scholarship to a deserving student who has applied and received admission to FSU.


The success of this annual program is because of the community’s support. We hope you will nominate a deserving individual and attend the 2017 African-American Achievers Awards ceremony on April 26. 



Four inspiring community leaders were honored for their contributions to South Florida at the 25th annual African-American Achievers awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 26

Past Achiever Spotlight

Nearly 150 community members have been honored as African-American Achievers. Find out how their work continues to inspire positive action across South Florida. 

African-American Achievers