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About The Event

The African-American Achievers Awards, now in its 28th 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, over 160 individual Achievers have been recognized, and more than $600,000 has been donated on their behalf to nonprofit organizations in celebration of their achievements.

Ceremony Details

We hope you enjoyed celebrating the 2019 African-American Achievers.

Arts & Culture Honoree:

Addonis Parker

Business & Entrepreneurism Honoree:

James Thomas

Community Service Honoree:

Jasmin D. Shirley

Education Honoree:

Webber J. Charles

Please visit our site in October when we begin accepting nominations for the 2020 African-American Achievers.

 ' … 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.

(Pictured: 2019 Jerome Edmund Gray Youth Achiever, Lanaria Johnson)

In the Community

The success of this annual program is because of the community’s support. We encourage you to nominate a deserving individual in October and attend the 2020 African-American Achievers Awards ceremony in April.


Award Ceremony

In the News

Four inspiring community leaders were honored for their contributions to South Florida at last year's African-American Achievers awards ceremony. 

Past Achiever Spotlight

Over 160 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