Executive Leadership Council to Honor Director, Producer, Actor and Film Director Tyler Perry with the 2021 Alvaro L. Martins Heritage Award



– Perry recognized for his outstanding contributions to the black community in business, philanthropy, culture and the arts.

Posted: October 13, 2021 at 12:34 p.m. CDT|Update: 1 hour ago

WASHINGTON, October 13, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Executive Board of Directors (ELC) announced today that he will honor Tyler perry with the prestigious Alvaro L. Martins Heritage Award 2021 during his virtual ELC 2021 Annual Recognition Gala and 35e Birthday party Thursday, October 14, 2021 To 7:30 p.m. EDT and hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner.

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ELC is recognized as the leading global membership organization for current and former Black CEOs, senior executives and board members of Fortune 1000 and equivalent companies, leading entrepreneurs and global thought leaders . His Alvaro L. Martins Heritage Price was created in honor of the founding member of the ELC and its first President and CEO and recognizes an individual who has made a significant lifelong contribution to supporting the success of black people in business.

“The black business community is exponentially better thanks to leaders like Tyler perry, who have shown their commitment to the community and the well-being of those in need at such a critical time in our country’s history, ”said President and CEO of ELC Michael C. Hyter. “He has led by example by using all the resources at his disposal to uplift, inspire and empower all in need. And for that and much more, we are proud to award him the 2021 Alvaro L. Martins Heritage Prize. “

As a laureate playwright, director, author and first African-American CEO of a large production studio, Perry’s body of work over the past two decades has received dozens of accolades, including the DGA Honors by the Directors Guild of America, the Chairman’s Award at the NAACP Image Awards, the Favorite Humanitarian Award and the People’s Champion’s Award at the People’s Choice Awards, Ultimate Icon Award at the BET Awards and Governor’s Award at the 2020 Emmy Awards. Most recently, he received an Honorary Oscar at the 93rd Academy Awards in April 2021 as recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

Perry is also known for giving back to communities on a large scale, with an intimate involvement in civil rights causes through his work with the NAACP and NAN while also supporting charities that focus on helping the homeless, such as Global Medical Relief Fund, water of charity, Feeding America, Covenant House, Hosea Feed the Hungry, Project Adventure and Perry place – a community of 20 homes Perry built for Hurricane Katrina survivors in New Orleans, making it one of Perry’s many charities for those who have been displaced by natural disasters inside and outside of United States in recent years.

In addition, the 35th anniversary celebration will include musical performances from R&B and rap legends. Bell Biv DeVoe and Doug E. Fresh, R&B artist Avery * Sun and spoken word artist Jon goode.

ELC 35e Birthday gala

The Annual Recognition Gala is ELC’s premier fundraising event, supporting its scholarships, outreach and philanthropic initiatives and recognizing its mission, purpose and impact in action. Johnson & johnson is the main sponsor of the 2021 Gala.

This 2021 ELC Gala highlights and honors business and individual leaders and will recognize over $ 1.3 million in scholarships To 117 scientists, the majority of which this year come from some of the country’s top HBCUs and are largely represented by women. The ELC scholarship program is part of the organization’s broader philanthropic strategy, which is to place more emphasis on the community and invest more in new philanthropic programmatic pillars that will ensure young black women and men are successful in as business leaders.

Ursula Burns, the first black woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company, who served at Xerox Corporation from 2007 to 2016, will pass the torch by presenting the Excellence Award 2021 at Rosalind Brewer, CEO, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Thasunda Brown Duckett, President and CEO, TIAA, who became the second and third permanent black women CEOs in Fortune 500 history earlier this year. The Excellence Award is presented to black business leaders whose professional achievements underscore personal and professional excellence.

In addition, the Executive Leadership Council will present the Game Changer Award 2021 to a surprise winner for his commitment and courage in changing the discourse on social justice issues in America. The Game Changer Award was created to recognize individuals whose achievements transcend the traditional roles of blacks, women and other minorities and who represent a dynamic new vision of how minority leaders globally can impact their communities through political, economic, educational and philanthropic empowerment. and stewardship.

Bank of America President and CEO Brian Moynihan will accept it Company Award 2021 on behalf of his organization. This award is presented to a company that has made a significant contribution to the advancement of black business leaders in areas such as pipeline development, board diversity, supplier diversity, and directed philanthropic efforts. towards the black community.

ABOUT ELC: The Executive Leadership Council opens avenues of opportunity for the development of black executives to have a positive impact on businesses and our communities. An independent 501 (c) (3) nonprofit founded in 1986, the ELC is the leading membership organization committed to increasing the number of global black executives in C-suites, boards of directors and businesses. global. Comprising more than 800 current and former Black CEOs, senior executives and directors from Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies, and entrepreneurs at leading companies, its members work to create an inclusive corporate leadership pipeline that empowers executives Global blacks make impactful contributions to the marketplace and the global communities they serve. For more information, please visit www.elcinfo.com. Engage during the event on social media: #ELCGALA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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