About The ONYX Awards

Message From Our 2016 Honorary Co-Chairs

Join us for the 12th Annual ONYX Awards, Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the state of the art Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, 445 S. Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801. This highly anticipated event, remains Florida’s signature African-American black-tie awards show which celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans and those of the African Diaspora while providing funding for children in the fight against Sickle Cell disease, scholarships and mentoring initiatives. On behalf of our committee, we ask that you review the attached sponsorship packet and give consideration to becoming a sponsor to this most worthy event.

"Thank you in advance for your support and we look forward to seeing you on the red carpet.

The 2016 Honorary Co-Chairs

2016 Honorary Co-Chairs

Dick Batchelor

Dick Batchelor President Group Management

Byron Brooks

Chief Administrative Officer - City of Orlando

Latria Leak

Assist. Director of Community Relations, Orlando Magic

Linda Porter

Florida Diversity Manager, Skanska USA Building Inc

John Crossman

President, Crossman & Company

Michelle Tatom

President IHW Consulting

Vernice Atkins Bradley, J. D.

President/CEO Votum Construction.

Dr Reginald B. Riley, PhD

Community Relations Manager, Orlando Health, Phillips Hospital

Commissioner Regina Hill

City Commissioner District 5, Orlando, FL

The Honorable Alan Williams

Florida State Representative District 8

Host Organizations

ONYX Magazine

ONYX Magazine, Florida's premier African-American lifestyle magazine celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americas and those of the African Diaspora in the Sunshine State. This publication, which was launched in July/August 1997, remains committed to empowering its readers by offering educational, inspirational and entertaining stories and editorials that focus primarily on the interests and needs of African-Americans. Further, it serves as a venue to promote the positive experiences of Black life while promoting seamless, diversified connection with other cultures throughout the great state of Florida.

LBS Foundation Incorporated

LBS Foundation Incorporated is a 501(c)3 that emphasizes health and education as uncompromising solutions to stronger and more progressive Florida communities. To that end, its duty is to generate revenue to benefit the Foundation’s health and education initiatives, which focuses primarily on Sickle Cell Disease and literacy.

Florida’s signature African-American Awards show

Each recipient embodies the attributes that it takes to achieve greatness and to make a difference in society.