In recognition of his leadership and service to the community, FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., will be honored at the Inaugural “I AM DREAMS” Gala on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 7 p.m., at the Moon.
Joining Dr. Robinson as honorees for their community impact are fellow Rattlers, including FAMU Board of Trustees Vice Chair Kimberly Moore, alumnus and Mayor Andrew Gillum, alumna and journalist Lanetra Bennett, and Joe Bullard, the “Voice” of the FAMU Marching “100.” Several other community leaders will also be honored.
The inaugural “I AM DREAMS” Gala is also a benefit fundraiser hosted by the Frontline Project, Inc., which encourages positive community engagement that produces positive impacts in the lives of youth and families through development, protection and empowerment.
Frontline Executive Director and CEO Rudolph Ferguson said, “This gala is not just about patting someone on the back and saying, ‘You did a wonderful job.’ This gala is about showing the community and showing Tallahassee that Griffin Heights and Greater Frenchtown still have individuals who love them – who love that community.”
The Nehemiah Award that Robinson will be honored with embodies the principles and practices of community service paying homage to the Biblical story of Nehemiah, who led the work of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. According to Ferguson, the award represents the work of individuals who have labored in the effort of rebuilding the walls of hope and love around our communities and city through personal and/or professional efforts.
“Certainly, what we have done is brought a lot of great people together to ensure that we are able to do what we need to do for Griffin Heights as well as the Greater Frenchtown community,” Ferguson said.
Tickets may be purchased by calling 850-556-2835 or 850-290-3752.