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Join us as we honor the legacy of Tarrant County's premier champion

In appreciation of a life well lived, we are hosting the 3rd Annual Honors Program to celebrate the life and generational legacy of Erma Johnson Hadley. During this event, four outstanding honorees will be honored for their diligent service as community leaders. They have truly embodied Mrs. Hadley’s mantra that “Everyone has what it takes to be a leader. You must lead from where you are.” Like Dr. Hadley, they have taken up the mantle to leave wherever they go better than how they found it by being agents of transformation. 

Hosted by the "Grandmother of Juneteenth" Ms. Opal Lee

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2020 ~ 7:00 P.M.

"Effective Leadership Creates a Healthier Community"


You have two opportunities (see below) to join the LIVE Streamed event with your donations that benefit the scholarships awarded to deserving graduating seniors and funding for the

Juneteenth Fort Worth Community Celebration



Dr. Joseph Guinn

A physician by vocation, but a healer by calling, Dr. Guinn delivers pointed anecdotes about the human experience that cause you to think and examine what is the common bond that joins us all. He's had a rich and colorful upbringing that has shaped the man he is today that cares about the human condition and seeks to help make it better wherever he can. His conversational style invites you to come along on the journey with him as he uncovers what it means to have a healthy community. You don't want to miss this!



Martha Leonard

Fort Worth native Marty V. Leonard has been a vital impact to the DFW community for over 60 years. She has dedicated her life to supporting the community and various initiatives throughout the Fort Worth community. Some of her most notable contributions have been sitting on boards for community organizations such as the Tarrant Regional Water District, Susan G. Komen, Kids Who Care, Baylor All Saints Foundation, United Way of Tarrant County, Texas Bank:  Board of Directors, and a host of many others.



Dee Jennings

A native of Fort Worth, Devoyd Jennings grew up supporting the gold and blue at I.M. Terrell High School graduating in 1966.  Having grown up in the city, Devoyd has taken the leadership role in several community and civic issues.  He has served on numerous boards including: The Texas Association of Business – 1995 to 2015,  and is a past chairman for the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber 1986 to 1992 and Chairman of the Texas Association of African American Chambers,1992 to 2000. He was most recently  the  Chairman of the Business Diversity Advisory Council of the North Texas Toll Authority and presently serves as Vice Chairman of the MBE Committee for Ft. Worth.



Neil Williams & Channing Peoples

Neil Creque Williams and Channing Godfrey Peoples-Williams are both MFA graduates of USC School of Cinematic Arts and 2017 Sundance Creative Producing Fellows. Most recently, their feature film debut, Miss Juneteenth, premiered in U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.  It won the Louis Black “Lone Star” Award at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival and Best Narrative Feature at the 2020 BlackStar Film Festival and has produced original content for Refinery29 and Level Forward.



If you live in Tarrant County you have the opportunity

to have a delicious catered meal delivered to you on the day of the Awards Program

with an additional donation. This is the closest we could get to our usual banquet.

Catering provided by

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Option 1
Sautéed Chicken topped with a Lemon Butter Herb Sauce
Roasted Garlic Potatoes 
Seasoned Spring Veggies 
Warm Roll
Homemade Cake or Peach Cobbler
Signature Sweet Tea
Option 2
Smoked Brisket topped with a light savory Sauce       
Roasted Garlic Potatoes
Seasoned Spring Veggies  
Warm Roll
 Homemade Cake or  Peach Cobbler
Signature Sweet Tea


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