The San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation Announces the 30th Annual Black Rose Awards Winners
San Bernardino Calif. – 30th Black Rose Award Winners are Linda Wright – Moreno Valley/Perris – Moreno Valley Black Chamber of Commerce, Business. Gloria Macias Harrison – Yucaipa/Redlands – President Crafton Hills College Emeritus, Board of Trustees of San Bernardino Community College Board. Deborah Robertson – Mayor of Rialto, Founder of The Women’s Conference. The Founder’s Award – San Bernadino Community Hospital Administration, June Collison, President of the Hospital, (June won’t be in town to represent the administration) and Roz Nolan, Chief Nurse Executive Officer, and Dr. Ruby Skinner.
The San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation’s 30th Black Rose Awards Winners receive their awards at the annual Banquet on Saturday, February 4, 2023, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at The California State University in San Bernardino’s Santos Manuel Student Union.
“This year’s Award Gala is held in honor of Rosa Parks’ birthday,” said Black Rose Committee Co-Chair Jim King.
The San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation is a Non-profit 501.3C organization, founded in 1986 to honor and share the richness of our Black heritage, recognize world diversity, and inspire our youth toward leadership, scholarship, and career opportunities.
President Arlington Rodgers said, the Black Culture Foundation’s mission is to bridge cultural differences for generations through nurturing, educating, and building lasting respectable and encouraging communities by adopting these goals:
- Commit to the appreciation and provide an understanding of Black culture while ensuring the Foundation continues to be inclusive.
- Our ultimate purpose is to foster a better understanding of the contributions that African Americans have made throughout history to the citizens of California and our nation.
- Equip our youth with the knowledge of quality education, leadership skills, and the means to be “Lifelong Learners” to achieve life goals.
- Recognize our community members, organizations, and businesses that go “above and beyond” the call to do great work in relation to goals 1 and 2.
- Collaborate and assist with projects (the Arts, cultural diversity programs, organizations) in alignment with mission statement and goals.
“The Foundation has prided itself on the ability to give more than 125 scholarships to our community students over the years. This is our first event since Covid, and our coffers are bare and in need of replenishment to continue to provide scholarships to our students,“ said Black Rose Committee Co-Chair Kristine Scott.
In remembrance of Dr. Margaret Hill, the Black Culture Foundation has renamed the “Margaret Hill Community Support Award” to the “Dr. Margaret Hill Black Rose Youth Inspiration Award”. This award will present scholarships to two inspirational and outstanding San Bernardino Black American students graduating grade 12 or in their first or second year of college, said Scott.
Individual tickets are $75 each. For more information or to purchase tickets go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/30th-black-rose-awards-banquet-tickets-491089169927.