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GIANT Awards and Banquet

The 41st GIANT Awards will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024 at 6 p.m. at the DeVos Place Ballrooms in Grand Rapids. 

Dr. Patricia Pulliam and Cedric Ward in 1983 created this event to recognize African Americans who are exceptional leaders who have shaped the history, quality of life, and the culture of our West Michigan communities. We stand on the shoulders of these giants and salute their accomplishments. We honor them, and look to inspire others to follow in their steps and be the leaders of tomorrow. 

Proceeds from the annual event benefit the Junior GIANT Scholarship and Milo M. Brown Memorial Scholarship. The Junior GIANT Cedric Ward Leadership Scholarship and the Junior GIANT Dr. Patricia Pulliam Leadership Scholarship was established in 2017. The Milo M. Brown Memorial Scholarship was established in 1987 by Michael Johnson and Mylece Brown Wilson.


Please note: Nominations were accepted until 5 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2023. 

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