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Award Purpose

 

Jim Moran, automotive legend and founder of JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus, believed in giving back and celebrating those who do the same. He established the African-American Achievers Awards in 1992 to say thank you to role models in South Florida who:

  • Reach beyond themselves to improve the lives of others
  • Motivate future generations and inspire change
  • Invest their time and talents to build a stronger community 

 

Before You Get Started

Before you get started, we suggest that you take a moment to gather the following information:
  • Nominee name
  • Nominee phone number
  • Nominee mailing address
  • Nominee email address
  • Nomination category
  • How does your nominee excel in the selected category (75 word minimum)

STEP 1: Who Are You Nominating?

 

 

STEP 2: What Category Are You Nominating Them For?

 

In addition to the above categories, JM Family Enterprises, Inc.​​, in partnership with Florida State University​ (FSU)​, awards the African-American Youth Achiever Endowed Scholarship. Named in memory of 1995 African-American Achiever Jerome Edmund Gray, the scholarship recognizes a South Florida high school senior who qualifies for financial aid and has applied and received admission to FSU.
Arts & Culture
Describe in a narrative how the nominee is creating a positive impact in the South Florida community through music, dance, visual arts, heritage, or other arts and culture mediums. Explain how the nominee exemplifies the criteria as listed in the Award Purpose: 
  • Reach beyond themselves to improve the lives of others
  • Motivate future generations and inspire change 
  • Invest their time and talents to build a stronger community
  • Business & Entrepreneurism
    Describe in a narrative how the nominee demonstrates success through innovation, vision and/or creativity in his or her business while improving the South Florida community. Explain how the nominee exemplifies the criteria as listed in the Award Purpose: 
  • Reach beyond themselves to improve the lives of others
  • Motivate future generations and inspire change 
  • Invest their time and talents to build a stronger community
  • Community Service
    Describe in a narrative how the nominee has identified a specific need and is making a significant impact on South Florida individuals, families or the community at large. Explain how the nominee exemplifies the criteria as listed in the Award Purpose: 
  • Reach beyond themselves to improve the lives of others
  • Motivate future generations and inspire change 
  • Invest their time and talents to build a stronger community
  • Education
    Describe in a narrative how the nominee effectively inspires and fosters learning in the South Florida community. Explain how the nominee exemplifies the criteria as listed in the Award Purpose: 
  • Reach beyond themselves to improve the lives of others
  • Motivate future generations and inspire change 
  • Invest their time and talents to build a stronger community
  • You may submit two additional documents to achievers@jmfamily.com, if needed. Please include the nominee's name in the subject line of the email.

    STEP 3: Additional Information About Yourself

     

     

    STEP 4: Review and Confirm

     

    Nominee Information

    Name:

    Phone:

    Email Address:

    Mailing Address:

    Older than 18:

    Your Information

    Name:

    Phone:

    Email Address:

    Mailing Address:

    Nomination Information

    Category:

    How Nominee Excels:

    How you heard about us:

    Joining Mail List:

    Thank You.

    Thank you for your nomination. We hope you will join us on Wednesday, April 25, when we celebrate the 2018 African-American Achievers. Please return to our website in February 2018 to RSVP.

    Rules, Conditions & Criteria: All nominees for African-American Adult Achiever (Achiever) in the categories of "Arts & Culture," "Business & Entrepreneurism," "Community Service," and "Education" must be eighteen (18) years of age or older and a legal resident of or employed in Miami-Dade, Broward and/or Palm Beach county. Past Achievers are not eligible for additional nominations regardless of category. Nomination forms and supporting materials become the property of JM Family Enterprises, Inc. (JMFE). Independent judges are selected by representatives of JMFE and their decisions are final. Each Achiever receives the right to designate a contribution in an amount to be determined by JMFE to the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of his/her choice. All Achievers must agree to permit broadcast and online advertising and publicity without further compensation. Associates ("employees") and their immediate family members of JMFE, its subsidiaries and affiliates are not eligible to win. For these purposes, immediate family members are defined as: mother, father, sister, brother, non-dependent children, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, step-parents, step-siblings, and step-children. JMFE reserves the right to alter rules or other program elements without notification.


    African-American Achievers