Each year, the CBCF recognizes extraordinary individuals who, through their efforts and accomplishments, have made significant contributions to society. The Phoenix Awards Dinner pays tribute to the legacy and achievements of these extraordinary individuals. At the dinner, they receive the prestigious, CBCF-commissioned Phoenix Award.
Traditionally held on the Saturday night of the conference, the Phoenix Awards Dinner celebrates the achievements of the awardees for their exceptional contributions to our communities, our culture and the nation. This dinner is one of the largest gatherings anywhere of African-American political leaders, educators, diplomats and other influential individuals.
The Phoenix Awards Dinner is also an opportunity to honor the members of the Congressional Black Caucus for their service, accomplishments and efforts to eliminate the many disparities that continue to exist for millions of African Americans.