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Jerome Edmund Gray Youth Achiever

In addition, JM Family honors 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: 2020 Jerome Edmund Gray Youth Achiever, Paige Harris)


The success of this annual program is because of the community’s support. We encourage you to nominate a deserving individual in October.


Learn more about the inspiring community leaders honored for their contributions to South Florida.

Past Acheivers

Over 160 community members have been honored as African-American Achievers. You can view past honorees here.

About The Program

The African-American Achievers Awards, now in its 29th 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.

2019 Event Highlights

African-American Achievers