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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

We suggest that you take a moment to gather the following information before beginning the nomination process:

  • Nominee name
  • Nominee phone number
  • Nominee mailing address
  • Nomination category
  • How does your nominee excel in the selected category (75 word minimum)

Rules, Conditions and 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