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Achievement Awards Dinner

The program recognizes leaders in the Pittsburgh community in the areas of business, education, medicine, law, community advocacy and Citizen of the Year who has most demonstrated the principles of the Iota Phi Foundation. Each year the Foundation “presents” these honorees at a black tie (optional) event which includes a program and dinner. In the past 10 years alone, more than 75 individuals have been recognized for making a difference in the community. 

During the program we also recognize leaders, organizations and institutions whose contributions to the region deserve particular note. Lastly, we will present the Iota Phi Foundation Scholarship winners.

The proceeds from the Achievement Awards Dinner are achieved through sponsorships, ads placed in the souvenir program booklet, and tickets sales will fund the Foundation's Social Action and Scholarship programs. 

Our sponsors and donors are vital to our success. This year we are grateful to again have UPMC as a Title Sponsor for our Awards Dinner. We are asking for your additional support to underwrite a portion of this event, purchase tickets to attend and/or consider placing an ad in the Program booklet. Follow the link to see the Sponsorship Packages.

Our 2019 event 

Lastly, we are excited to share the following information for our 2019 event! 
We are expecting a grand evening so please join us on this very special occasion.

Highlights from past Achievement Awards Dinner Events


2018 Exemplary Service Award Recipients

  • Business- Frank Walker, Attorney at Law
  • Education- Sharon G. Flake, Award Winning Author Medicine- James E. Taylor, Ph.D, Chief
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Learning Officer Community Advocacy- Dr. Quintin B. Bullock, President
  • CCAC Citizen of the Year- The Honorable Jake Wheatley, State Representative 19th District
  • Emerging Leader- Kevin McNair, Co-Founder & Executive Director 1Nation Mentorin




African American Chamber of Commerce
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
Ameriprise Financial, Aiello & Brooks Mt. Ararat Baptist Church
Bethany & Roland Cotton-Criswell Omega Wives
Christopher Haynes, DDS Patron Ad Supporters
Dale Perdue Rivers Casino
Debbie Hickman - Giant Eagle Robert Morris University
Delta Sigma Theta University of Pittsburgh - School of Social Work
Dr. Spencer King The Untouchables

UPMC Center For Engagement And Inclusion
Honorable Daniel Lavelle Wilbur E. Hines Family

2018 Patron Supporters

Yusef Ali Ron Jones
Eric Anderson Edmond Kelton
Randolph & Karen Brockington Spencer & Catherine King
Keith & Laverne Clark Justin Laing
Dewayne & Karen Collins Ron & Valerie Lawrence
Frederick & Michelle-Ritter Crawford John Laymon
Coston-Criswell Enterprise Barry Lumsden
The Coston-Criswell Family
Aaron Mann
Ron Curry Basil D. Martin "Seven Descendants Of Solidus"
Reverend Dr. William H. Curtis Larry Meadows, Jr.
Chris Darby Kenneth L. Minefield & Jackie Lewis
Rich Dickson Alexander and Marvis Nichols
Robert Downing Charles W. Orr
Robert A. Edison Devin Patterson
William E. Edmondson Rosesharon & Dale Perdue
Richard B. Edmunds Privette Family
Iniobong Etuk Douglas & Stacy Ransaw
Darian Grant "Centennials" Spring 2011 Iota Phi Albert & Anniece Reese
Reverend Mcmahan Gray Tony Ringgold
Ernest & Norma Groover Noel & Tamara Roach
Michael & Tamara Harrell Hassan & Tamika Sharif
Dr. Rahmon & Nneka Hart Greg & Janet Spencer
Elmer Haymon Frederick Squires
Derrick Heck Monte & Deborah Stephens
Carlton Heywood Garry Thomas
John A. Holloway Mr. & Mrs. Frank L. Torbert, Jr.
Mike Howard Trunk
Ronald & Karen Hunt Joseph & Denise Washington
Salim Jackson Carlton Watson
Willie James Jabari Weatherspoon & Family
Jesse & Louise Jenkins Leon Williams
Brandon & Mia Jennings
Emmett Wilson
Dr. Herman A. Jones Jermaine A. Younger
Rodney & Kim Jones