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Honoring Our Community’s Inspiring Achievers

The African-American Achievers Awards, now in its 26th year, began with Jim Moran’s vision of wanting to celebrate members of the community who have made a difference in the lives of others. Since 1992, over 150 individuals have been recognized, and more than $500,000 has been donated on their behalf to nonprofit organizations in celebration of their achievements. Beginning in 1996, each year a high school senior is selected to receive the Jerome Edmund Gray Youth Achiever award at the event. Eligible students must demonstrate financial need and have applied and received admission to Florida State University (FSU). Named in memory of 1995 African-American Achiever Jerome Edmund Gray, Esq., the award includes a four-year scholarship to FSU.

 

Pictured with JM Family Chairman & CEO Colin Brown are the 2017 African-American Achievers: (seated, L to R) Phabie Jean (Youth Achiever), Enid Curtis Pinkney (Community Service), (standing, L to R) Anthony Lockhart, Ed.D. (Education), Shaun M. Davis (Business & Entrepreneurism) and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Arts & Culture).

Pictured with JM Family Chairman & CEO Colin Brown are the 2017 African-American Achievers: (seated, L to R) Phabie Jean (Youth Achiever), Enid Curtis Pinkney (Community Service), (standing, L to R) Anthony Lockhart, Ed.D. (Education), Shaun M. Davis (Business & Entrepreneurism) and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Arts & Culture).