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JM Family Enterprises Opens Call for Nominations for 22nd Annual African-American Achievers Awards

Nominations Accepted until Dec. 6, 2013

What: Nominations are now being accepted for the 22nd annual African-American Achievers awards, presented by JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus. Nomination applications are available online at www.africanamericanachievers.com, on the African-American Achievers’ Facebook page or by calling 866-516-2497 for a hard-copy nomination form.
 
When: Nominations are due by Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. The awards presentation and ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Broward County Convention Center.
 
Why: Established in 1992 by Jim Moran, automotive pioneer and founder of JM Family, Southeast Toyota and JM Lexus, the African-American Achievers awards program annually recognizes leaders for their exceptional contributions toward building stronger communities in South Florida.
 
Details: 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.