2017 10th Anniversary Gala

The 2017 10th Anniversary Gala Celebrated Icons in Leadership and Champions of the Grassroots


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Corporate Partner of the Year

Caribbean Woman of the Year
Yolanda Lezama-Clarke

Caribbean Man of the Year
Patrick “Johnny” Gomes

The Honorable Shirley Chisholm’s Lifetime Legacy Award
William “Bill” Howard

Nonprofit of the Year
National Council of Women of the United States

Benefitting Charities

National Council of Women of America
John Step Toe Foundation
Carlos Lezama Archives & Cultural Museum
Wall Ball
The Rock
Morningside Retirement & Health Services Inc.
The Liberian Organization
Judah International Center
American Foundation of University of West Indies
Negril Education Environment Trust



Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1056; BNY Mellon; Brooklyn Brewery; EmblemHealth; Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill; MetroPlus Health Plan; NYC Board of Education Employees; Local 372; New York Community Bancorp, Inc.; Sweet’N Low; Transport Workers Union Local 100; United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America Local 45; WABC-TV; Macys; Health First; Core Service, Inc; Brooklyn Cyclones; Dennis Shipping; Antigua and Barbuda Progressive Society(ABPS); Patrick Fletcher; Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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