Giants Awards Celebration and Banquet XXIX

Since 1983, thirteen African American individuals and/or organizations are recognized for their exceptional contributions shaping the history and quality of life of greater Grand Rapids.  Please join us as we honor and celebrate the notable contributions of these individuals.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 | DeVos Place | Steelcase Ballroom (303 Monroe Avenue NW) | Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Social Gathering 6:00 p.m., Dinner 6:30 p.m., Program 7:15 p.m.

For tickets, please call Grand Rapids Community College Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Diversity Learning Center (616) 234-3390
For nomination  additional information please visit:

2011 Giants Award Recipients:

  • Floyd Skinner Justice | Stacy McGinnis
  • Walter Coe Public Service | Larry Barnes
  • Eugene Browning Medical | Ludie Weddle
  • W.W. Plummer Humanitarian | Rev. Tony Campbell
  • Ethel Coe Humanities | Melita Travis Johnson
  • Milo Brown Business | Sandmann’s
  • Phyllis Scott Activist | T.A. El-Amin
  • William Glenn Trailblazer | Ron Snead
  • Raymond Tardy Community Service | United Methodist Community House
  • H.C. Toliver Religious Life | The Sensational Gospel Tones
  • Hattie Beverly Education | Donna Poag
  • Martha Reynolds Labor | Essie Bunn
  • Giant Among Giants | To Be Determined

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