On June 15, Face2Face Africa, a premier media and events company that supports and highlights leaders of African descent in the Diaspora, will host its annual F.A.C.E. List Awards, honoring women and men of color who have shown excellence in their industries. The event will take place at The Times Center in the heart of New York City.
Sponsored by State Farm and Arik Airlines, and hosted by Eric J. Henderson of the Huffington Post, the night will also include music performances and surprise guests.
Pan-African leaders will receive awards including Carlos Lopes, Ph.D., executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa; Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, CEO and founder of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA); George Ntim, founder and president of the African Development Foundation; Korto Momolu, Bravo TV’s Project Runway contestant and award-winning designer; Aziz G. Adetimirin, founder of The Network Journal; and award-winning actress Jackie Appiah.
As an organization devoted to being “The Voiceâ€ of the emergent generation of African descendants, Face2face Africa established The F.A.C.E. List Awards in 2011 as a platform to acknowledge, celebrate, and honor the outstanding achievements of Africans and friends of Africa who are contributing toward a more dynamic and advanced global community.
“A component of State Farm’s mission is to help people realize their dreams,” says Michelle D. Hare, multicultural business development specialist at State Farm. “State Farm’s support of the 2013 F.A.C.E. List Awards celebrates the richness of the African diaspora and recognizes the accomplishments of those who have fulfilled their dreams as entrepreneurs, leaders of community-based organizations, and trendsetters in the fashion and entertainment industries.â€
Media partners include BlackEnterprise.com, ETV Ghana, Bronxnet TV, and Face2Face Africa Magazine.
A portion of the proceeds from the awards ceremony will be donated to Raising HOPE Foundation for their work with orphans and disadvantaged children in Africa.
All registered guests will automatically be entered into a sweepstakes for the chance to win two round-trip tickets to Africa via Arik Airlines, a $500 State Farm Visa Card, and a complimentary insurance and financial services consultation by a State Farm agent.
For more information on this event, tickets and registration, visit FaceLISTAwards.com.