In celebration of Black History Month, Comcast, along with City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, hosted the third annual Mayor’s History Makers Awards on Friday, February 28 at the Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston. This event was created to recognize community volunteers for their commitment to making a personal impact and difference in bettering Houston.
More than 300 guests gathered in the beautifully decorated ballroom, where emcee Khambrel Marshall kicked off the luncheon by welcoming everyone to the event. Guests then enjoyed a delicious lunch catered by The Post Oak Hotel.
Following the meal, each honoree was recognized on stage with a special video highlighting their works for different non-profit organizations throughout Houston. Once the honorees received their awards, Director of Community Impact, Cyndy Garza took to the stage to surprise Khambrel Marshall with a Mayor’s History Makers Award as well. In addition to being recognized, Comcast donated $1,000 to the nonprofit organization of the honoree’s choice.
Honorees were selected by a panel of judges that 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; Yolanda Smith, NAACP.
2020 Mayor’s History Makers Award Honorees and Nominating Organizations
Dr. Anastasia Anderson – Nominated by BakerRipley
Jacqueline Bostic – Nominated by Emancipation Park Conservancy
Donald Bowers – Nominated by Houston East End Chamber
Charlotte Bryant– Nominated by Comerica Bank
Argentina James – Nominated by NAACP Houston Branch
Marvin Pierre – Nominated by Texas Children’s Hospital/Latinos for Education
Zinetta Burney – Mayor’s Living Legend Award