BUFI Awards Gala

An event titled Celebrating the Year of the Man is an night any girl would dream of attending… It is an celebration full of successful MEN! But on a more serious note this event was truly inspirational.

Black United Fund of Illinois hosted the night to celebrate the Living Legends and also those to whom they were passing the torch.

Some of the recipients of the Ember awards with Emcee Darlene Hill of Fox News Chicago

During the reception the Ember Awards were given to Author Dr Khalil Gabran Muhammad, Chef Clifford Rome, ESPN Columnist Robert ‘Scoop’ Jackson, Kurt Summers, Dr Gerrard McClendon, Sharif Walker, Radio Host Kendall Moore and Carl West.  Later in the evening the Torchbearers (aka Living Legends) were celebrated with a short presentation of their many accomplishments. These Torchbearers include: Abe Thompson, Richard Barnett and Mack I. Julion.

This night was full of great appetizers, deserts and a full meal by the Rome’s Joy

Some of the appetizers for the night

Catering and the Parkway Ballroom staff. Besides the awards the night’s festivities also included a silent auction to benefit BUFI.  This is a wonderful idea for BUFI to celebrate the Black Community’s legends while they are living and I look forward to attending the event in the future.

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