edith_c_bush_web.jpgFort Lauderdale — They were selected by an independent panel of community leaders from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, which also included former honorees.

They are the four recipients who will be honored for their contributions to South Florida at the 20th annual African-American Achievers awards ceremony, Wednesday, April 11, 6:15 p.m. at the Broward County Convention Center.

The 2012 African-American Achievers are: Edith C. Bush – Arts & Culture; Darryl Holsendolph – Business & Entrepreneurism; Dorothy Jackson Orr, Ed.D. – Community Service; and Samuel Bruce McDonald – Education.

Jim Moran, founder of JM Family and subsidiaries Southeast Toyota and JM Lexus, established the African-American Achievers awards program in 1992 to recognize everyday heroes who make a difference in the lives of others.

For the 2012 honorees,the selection committee reviewed more than 350 nominations, received following an extensive public outreach campaign.


WHAT: 20th African-American Achievers awards ceremony

WHEN: April 11, 6:15 p.m.

WHERE: Broward County Convention Center

COST: Admission free, RSVP requested

CONTACT: africanamericanachievers.com or call 866-516-2497.

Photo: Edith C. Bush