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Celebrate Our Achievers

2024 Nominations Open May 6 - June 10, 2024.
Save the Date for the awards ceremony
on October 29, 2024

About The Program

The Black Achievers Program celebrates the contributions of inspiring members of South Florida’s Black community. The program was first established in 1992 as the African-American Achievers Awards and was the vision of automotive legend Jim Moran. Over the years, more than 160 individuals have been recognized for positively impacting the world around them, and over $700,000 has been donated to nonprofit organizations on the honorees’ behalf. In addition, four-year, needs-based scholarships to Florida State University have been funded for more than 40 Florida high school seniors who excelled in academics and as stewards of their community.

Through growing partnerships, the annual event has evolved into a program of education, inspiration and relationship-building opportunities, in addition to continuing to honor exceptional individuals every year. The program is proudly sponsored by JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus.

Meet Our Achievers

Jerome Edmund Gray Youth Achiever

In addition, JM Family honors a Black 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.


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 Achievers

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

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