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 Mylee Brown Wilson.
GIANT 40th Anniversary Celebration
We showcased four decades of founders and past honorees, commemorate the awards’ legacy, and plan for the generations to come. Donate to honor the past and embracing the future.
Nominations and Scholarships
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39th Annual GIANT Awards
A video presentation of the 39th Annual GIANT Awards Banquet. The event was held on October 1, 2022