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Foundation Seeks Black Achievers

 DEERFIELD BEACH - Nominations are now being accepted for 19th Annual African-American Achievers Awards presented by JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus.

Nominations are due by Friday, December 17, 2010. The awards presentation and ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the Broward County Convention Center.

The African-American Achievers Awards was established in 1992 by automotive legend and philanthropist Jim Moran, founder of JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota and JM Lexus, the African-American Achievers awards program annually recognizes leaders for their exceptional contributions toward enriching the quality of life in South Florida.

Awards are given to outstanding African Americans who set an inspirational example through community involvement and leadership in four categories: Arts & Culture; Business & Entrepreneurism; Community Service; and Education. 

In honor of the Achievers, JM Family, Southeast Toyota and JM Lexus will donate $20,000 to various South Florida charities - $5,000 in each Achiever’s name to the charity or charities of his/her choice.

The companies will also donate $500 to the charity(ies) of choice for those whose nominee is selected as an African-American Achiever, for an additional total contribution of $2,000 to local nonprofits. Each person whose nominee is chosen will receive an invitation to attend the evening’s private reception. 

Youth Achiever Award

Every year The Jim Moran Foundation (The Foundation) presents the Jerome Edmund Gray Youth Achiever award to a high school senior who qualifies for financial aid and has applied and received admission to Florida State University (FSU). Named in memory of 1995 African-American Achiever Jerome Edmund Gray, Esq., the award is given by The Foundation with funding provided through the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at FSU. With the recognition, the Youth Achiever also receives a needs-based, four-year scholarship to FSU.


STORY TAGS: BLACK, AFRICAN AMERICAN, MINORITY, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, , RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY

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