For years, WPLG has joined forces with JM Family to showcase the inspirational accomplishments of local African American achievers in South Florida. We are looking to continue that effort and need your help.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 21st annual African-American Achievers awards, presented by JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus.
Established in 1992 by automotive pioneer Jim Moran, the African-American Achievers awards program annually recognizes leaders for their exceptional contributions toward building stronger communities 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 $40,000 to various South Florida charities - $10,000 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.
Please let us know who you would like to nominate for this year's awards by going to www.africanamericanachievers.com, and filling out the nomination form. Nomination are also available through the African-American Achievers' Facebook page. If you'd like a hard copy of the nomination form, please call 866-516-2497.
Nominations will be accepted until Dec. 7, 2012.
The awards presentation and ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the Broward County Convention Center.
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