March 2, 2024
from the ceo

ABOUT PRIDE AWARDS 2024 – “It Takes a Community”
After a 30-year celebration last year, we are shifting gears. Pride Awards 2024 is set to focus on the Charlotte community as a whole and its efforts to create a better quality of life for all its citizens. This year’s program will be a highly nuanced luncheon experience, recognizing achievement in underserved neighborhoods, uplifting nonprofits making a difference in the lives of those in need and acknowledging Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) endeavors of our sponsors.
WHY
As one of the top 20 fastest growing cities in America, Charlotte is experiencing a population boom. According to research by the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, approximately 113 people moved here DAILY between 2021 and 2022. This kind of growth comes with consequences, good and bad. In addition, this kind of growth emphasizes the need for us to continue to invest in our neighborhoods and people who need it the most. “It Takes a Community” will highlight some of our successes and encourage us to do more so that no one is left behind.
MISSION
The mission of our annual Pride Awards event has always been to honor achievement in the African-American community, raise funds for worthy causes and to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the city. This year’s luncheon will be no exception, as we will use our theme to create a unique “gathering” of Charlotte citizens from across the county to share commonalities of interest, attitudes, culture and history.
AWARDS
We are planning to present three prestigious awards at our 2024 luncheon:
1. The Pride Outstanding Nonprofit Award (including a substantial monetary donation)
2. The Pride Neighborhood Excellence Award
3. The Pride Distinguished CSR Award

GOALS

• To take time out to learn and grow

• To develop new relationships

• To have fun

• To leave with a heightened sense of appreciation for our city
WHAT TO WEAR
Relaxed, casual attire is recommended. Culturally specific attire welcomed.
DATE AND TIME
Thursday, February 8
11:00 am: MIX AND MINGLE
12:00 noon: LUNCH, PROGRAM AND AWARDS
WHERE
We have a NEW VENUE for Pride Awards 2024!
THE REVELRY AT CAMP NORTH END
701 KESWICK AVENUE 28206
HOW TO ATTEND
Purchase tickets and tables on line at prideawards.net or call 704-375-9553 to make reservations or inquire about sponsorships.