Embracing Excellence Gala 2014

 

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Embracing Excellence Gala

SWEET 16: FUN, FUNK & FABULOUS!

Friday, February 14, 2014, 7pm - 9:30 PM

Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, 833 5th Avenue, Des Moines

Featuring the Heritage Legacy Awards and Sponsor Appreciation.

Entertainment:  Faculty Lounge Funk Band, Keith Floyd, Amelia Hamilton Morris

Host: Jason Hackett CBS/Fox 28, Cedar Rapids Iowa

Tickets are $50.

Embracing Excellence Gala Tickets

Heritage Legacy Award Applications Due January 29, 2014.  See Application Below.

This majestic cultural affair begins as guests arrive glammed, glitzed and elegantly dressed for the red-carpet treatment that they are about to receive. Cameras flash as do smiles.  Upon arrival, as a gesture of appreciation, members of the Advisory Board will welcome each attendee with the placing of this years commemorative kente cloth scarves over the shoulder.

Guests then partake in royal spread of delectable, inviting soul food and fine wine fit for a King. As the crowd mingles, the sounds of rich jazz, blues and Rhythm & Blues drift through out the space performed by one of IMMAWII's finest bands. The majestic evening concludes with the presentation of the  Heritage Legacy Awards in the Youth, Organization and Individual divisions, IMMAWII Sponsor Recognition and words from Warner and featured Speakers.

The Embracing Excellence Gala is a fundraiser for IMMAWII programming.  Tickets for the event are $50.00. Gala Gold Groups (organizations purchasing a group of 10 tickets or more) will be recognized on the Gala playbill.

For more information contact IMMAWII at (515) 288-7171 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 


IMMAWII Heritage Legacy Awards

IMMAWII Heritage Legacy Award: To nominate an individual or organization for their outstanding civic or cultural contributions to African Americans in Iowa download and complete a Heritage Legacy Award nomination form.

To nominate an individual or organization for their outstanding civic or cultural contributions to African Americans in Iowa download and complete a Heritage Legacy Award nomination form.

2014 Heritage Legacy Award Honorees: 

HLA Honorees

Past Honorees

2012

 

Evelyn K. Davis Youth Award: Benjamin Frazier, Des Moines
Individual Award Winner:  William Hood, Cedar Rapids
Organization Award Winner: Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI), Des Moines

Executive Director's Legacy Award:  Nolden Gentry, J.D., Des Molines

2011

Evelyn K. Davis Youth Award: Jasmine Richardson, Des Moines
Individual Award Winner:Janice Edmunds-Wells, Des Moines
Organization Award Winner: Miss Black Iowa Scholarship Program

2010

Evelyn K. Davis Youth Award: Alexander McGarity, Des Moines
Individual Award Winner: Mrs. Willie S. Glanton, Des Moines
Organization Award Winner: First Light Ministry of Racial Reconciliation, Cedar Rapids

2009

Evelyn K. Davis Youth Award:  Eric Hall, Des Moines
Individual Award Winner:  Robert Wright, Sr, Des Moines
Organization Award Winner:  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Iota Zeta Omega Chapter

2008

Evelyn K. Davis Youth Award:  Stacey Walker, Cedar Rapids
Individual Award Winner:  Jimmie Porter (posthumously), Waterloo
Organization Award Winner:  Iowa Nebraska NAACP State Conference of Branches, Iowa & Nebraska

2007

Individual Award Winner: Catherine Williams, Des Moines

2006

Evelyn K. Davis Youth Award: Chalissa Wilson
Individual Award Winner: Dr. Vincent Lewis
Organization Award Winner: Creative Visions Human Development Center

2005

Evelyn K. Davis Youth Award: Michael C. Wright
Individual Award Winner: Judge Odell G. McGhee
Organization Award Winner: African American Historical Museum & Cultural Center of Iowa

2004

Evelyn K. Davis Youth Award: Brittany Overstreet, North High, Des Moines
Individual Award Winner: Vernon Johnson, PACE, Des Moines
Organization Award Winner: Outside In: African-American History in Iowa

2003

Evelyn K. Davis Youth Award: Jason Scales, West Des Moines
Individual Award Winner: Pastor S. Faye Scott, Waterloo
Organization Award Winner: JB Morris Scholarship Fund

2002

Evelyn K. Davis Youth Awards:  Sasha Smith, Des Moines
Individual Award Winner: Ruth Anne Gaines, Des Moines
Organization Award Winner:  Gateway Dance Theater

 

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Contact Information

I'll Make Me A World In Iowa Inc

Address: 1620 Pleasant, Suite 210
Des Moines, IA 50314
Phone: 515-288-7171
E-mail: bettycandrews@yahoo.com