In celebration of Black History Month, Comcast announced it partnered once again with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to honor community volunteers at the third annual Mayor’s History Makers Awards. Held at the Post Oak Hotel, the honorees will be recognized for their commitment to making a difference in the community through volunteerism, mentorship, advocacy and civic engagement.
“The History Makers Awards are an opportunity to recognize Houstonians who have made significant contributions to the community by dedicating their time, talent and resources to improve the lives of others,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said. “I want to thank Comcast for creating this exceptional event to celebrate diversity and Black History, and for exemplifying good corporate citizenship through commitment and action.”
In addition to being recognized, Comcast will also donate $1,000 to the nonprofit organization of the honoree’s choice.
2020 Mayor’s History Makers Award Honorees and Nominating Organizations
Honorees were judged on criteria that included their personal impact in the community, helping further the mission of a nonprofit organization and overcoming personal obstacles. The panel of judges included Mary Benton, City of Houston; Andy Canales, Latinos for Education; Kenneth Huewitt, Texas Southern University; Jodie Jiles, Transwestern; Judson Robinson III, Houston Area Urban League; Jamey Rootes, Houston Texans; and Yolanda Smith, NAACP.
Comcast NBCUniversal takes great pride in its Diversity & Inclusion company-wide accomplishments and the dedicated efforts of Governance, Workforce, Supplier Diversity, Programming and Community Investment. As one of the world’s leading providers of entertainment, information, and communications products and services, Comcast believes it has the responsibility to reflect the customers and audiences it serves in all aspects of its business.