Pride Awards


2019 Pride Awards Luncheon 

The Ritz- Carlton Charlotte • Thursday, January 24, 2019 • Noon



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Wells Fargo to Underwrite the Monetary Donation

 Charlotte, NC September 12, 2019 — Pride Awards 2019 is set for Thursday, January 24 at the Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte.  This year’s groundbreaking event will be a noon luncheon, focusing on a poignant topic impacting our daily lives in the workplace and beyond.  The theme – “Is This America?”– is being designed to help dismantle the negative influence of unconscious bias in our society with the purpose of  shining a light in Charlotte on more positive outcomes with regard to social mobility, race relations and more. Three well-known Charlotte organizations and their founders are being considered to receive this year’s prestigious Pride Award along with a monetary donation, underwritten by Wells Fargo.  A committee will be formed to review the nominees and select one winner, who will be announced at the luncheon.   All three will be recognized for their achievements at the event. The organizations are as follows:


  1. YBLA (Young Black Leadership Alliance)

Founders:  John and Tammy Martin


  1. The Males Place, Inc.

Founder:   Reggie Singleton


  1.  RMJJ (Race Matters for Juvenile Justice)

Founder: Elisa Chinn-Gary


“We want to help move the needle on upward mobility,” says Dee Dixon, President and CEO of Pride Communications. “We believe unconscious bias to be a root cause of many of the social and economic ills our city is facing and thus are dedicating this luncheon to provide some needed insight into the problem.  Our intent is to be a part of the solution, hoping our attendees will leave with a better understanding and a renewed commitment to behavioral change.”


Current sponsors include Atrium Health, Bank of America, Food Lion, Premier, Wells Fargo, V101.9 and WCNC Charlotte.