“Honoring Local Heroes: Changing Tomorrow Today” 2017 Finalists

The Torch of Wisdom Foundation (TOWF) will host its 7th Annual “Honoring Local Heroes: Changing Tomorrow Today” awards banquet on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 7-10 pm at the Plum Hollow Country Club located 21631 Lahser Rd. in Southfield, Mich. The “Black No-Tie Awards” affair will recognize those who have worked to improve communities on the local, state and national level. All finalists will be present during the awards banquet and will learn during the ceremony who has been selected as the 2017 recipients. This year’s finalists are:

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Community Enrichment

Challenge Detroit

Challenge Detroit

Challenge Detroit is a leadership and professional development program that invites approximately 30 of tomorrow’s leaders to live, work, play, give and lead in and around greater Detroit for one year.

Marlowe Stoudamire

Marlowe Stoudamire

Project Director, Detroit 67 Project

Cultural Arts

Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club

Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club (DFABC)

DFABC is a fine arts community group that educates and mentors artists, collectors, curators, art aficionados, framers and gallerists.

Jamon Jordan

Jamon Jordan

Educator, Writer and Historian, Black Scroll Network

Scholarship

Alpha Esquires

The Alpha Esquire MENtor Program, Metro Detroit

Alpha Esquire MENtor Program provides positive male role models as mentors for young men in the eighth through the twelfth grade

Gail Perry-Mason

Gail Perry-Mason

Author, Financial Literacy Coach and Founder, Money Matters for Youth

Emerging Heroes

This year a new category was added to recognize the achievements and contributions of young adults who are already making an impact on their communities. The finalists for this category are:

Ciearra Jefferson

Cierra Jefferson

Entrepreneur, Founder, CJs Corner

Walter Ward III

Walter Ward III

Founder, The Mobile Business School


Tickets for the event are $60 per person. The 7th Annual Honoring Local Heroes is chaired by Beverly Cousin, Benecia Cousin and Bobbie Hayes Goodrum. Yolanda Durfield is board chair and president of the Torch of Wisdom Foundation.

Tickets can be purchased using the PayPal links on this page or by calling (248)-327-6815.


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