Grassroots Black Leadership Awards

2024 Grassroots Black Leadership Awards Honorees

The Lexington Black Prosperity Initiative, a community-advised committee of Blue Grass Community Foundation, is proudly recognizing Black community leaders who are driving positive change with the 2024 Grassroots Black Leadership Awards.

Launched in 2021, this award honors and supports individuals at the forefront of addressing racial equity, disparities in the Black community, and social justice throughout Lexington. Recipients of the award receive an unrestricted stipend of $5,000 in acknowledgment of their grassroots efforts to create meaningful change in our community.

“The Lexington Black Prosperity Initiative is honored to recognize these grassroots leaders who are addressing racial equity, disparities in the Black community and social justice across Lexington,” said Dr. Tiffany Daniels, D.C., LPBI advisory board co-chair.

The 2024 Grassroots Black Leadership Awards go to the following recipients:

Roszalyn Akins

Dr. Roszalyn Akins

LeTonia Jones

Fr. Norman Fischer

Fr. Norman Fischer

Past Grassroots Black Leadership Award Honorees

2023 Winners

Shawn Ka’Ron Bumpase

Kayla Chambers-Reed

Latarika Young

2022 Winners

Marcellus Barksdale

Martina Barksdale

Geo Gibson

Jaria Gordon

David Laurenvil

2021 Winners

Devine Carama

Trevor Claiborn, Sr.

Khari Gardner

Tonya Lindsey

Sharon Murphy

Elisha Mutayongwa

Stephen T. Overstreet

Ashley C. Smith

Tanya Torp

Rev. L. Clark Williams