2021 SME Humanitarian Award Recipients

               Our founder, Sam Mac Ford, started hosting events in 1995, bringing like-minded professionals together to socialize and network. Over the years the events have expanded and grown to also raise money for both local and national organizations that benefit the community. In 2010 we decided to also honor individuals in the community for either their Entrepreneurship or Humanitarian accomplishments by hosting an awards ceremony at our events. This allows our fellow Houstonians to celebrate accomplishments of their neighbors while having a great time out.

      In July we are hosting the 21st Annual All White Affair

where we will be honoring Humanitarians from our local

community. The event will include a sit-down dinner and

award ceremony, where each honoree will receive a

personalized award. After the ceremony we'll have words

from city and state officials and our sponsors. We will

continue the evening with a concert and evening full of

mingling and dancing.
Here are our SME 2021 Humanitarians Award Honorees.........

Thanks to our sponsors

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  • Co-Founder of the non- profit organization the Smith Foundation, Inc. 

  • Smith-Edmonds is a Real Estate Investor and Developer.

Mya Smith-Edmonds

Sheriff Eric Fagan

  • Fort Bend County Sheriff

  • Served as Community Liaison under Executive Chief Troy Finner’s office

  • Degrees include: Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science degree in Juvenile Forensic Psychology from Prairie View A&M University

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  • Executive Officer of Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc

  • Former Ms. Black World-Houston

  • Active member of the Missouri City (TX) Chapter Links, Inc. (Sec.) and Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc

Dr. Jonita Wallace

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Clarence Miller

  • Dedicated civil servant for the United States Postal Service for 29 years

  • Running for Harris County Commissioner Precinct 4 in 2022

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Danny Mckinney

  • Owner/Founder of DMAC CAPITAL FUNDING

  • Real Estate Investment Company Fund Manager, a Real Estate Broker/Investor, Mortgage Lender, Developer, and Builder

Diana Patterson M.Ed.

  • Best Selling Author

  • Certified Life Coach

  • CEO of DNP Productions

  • Founder of DNP Life

  • Child Advocate

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Dr. Dyrren Davis

  • Founder/CEO: Patient Recovery Healthcare Management Services, LLC. Est. 2010, employing over 150 Houstonians in the Healthcare Services Industry.

  • Adjunct Professor of Business & Marketing:  Marketing & Sales Leadership  

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  •  President and Founder of “Queen Speaks Life” and “Speak Up with 8 Ps” 

  • Published Author of "The Capacity To Believe and Know Your Value"

Harry Smith

  • Founder of the Smith Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3)

  • Owner/Operator of 17 restaurants in the Central Division/Indianapolis Region

  • ReplyForward

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Cam Hill

  •  Host of "TheCam Hill Show"

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Von McDaniel

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  • CEO/Founder of Cheeks 22 Promotions

  • Owner of Cheeks 22 Investments, LLC

Jamie Wright

  • Resilience Expert, Activist and Advocate

  • Demonstrates the Power of Overcoming and Pushing to turn Pain into Purpose

  • Overcomer

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Jaie Williams

  • Owner of All Made Up by Jaie

  • Project Prom Houston Sponsor

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  • Owner of UBAL sports apparel

  • Host of "Lover's Lane" Game show

Rico Davis

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Antrone Harris

  • Antrone Harris is an actor, business man, and inspirational speaker.

  • Founder and CEO of Antrone Harris Enterprise

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Dominique Leonard

  • Founder of Dominique Leonard Entertainment and playwright (“Secret Marriage and Vows” and “Christmas is Tomorrow”)

  • Founder and CEO of Jus Free, a parole package service company

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  • Owner of The Brandy Jackson Agency LLC

  • Recipient of "Top 50 Black Professionals & Entrepreneurs Award", including “The Circle of Champions,”

Brandy Jackson

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Charles "Wham" Metcalf

  • Jr. Deacon at Pilgrim Journey Baptist Church

  • Youth mentor for the last 20 years

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Dr. Kathy Tatum

  • Founder/President Collaborating Voices Foundation Grassroots Organization 501(C)

Sonia White

  • Founder/CEO of the S.M.I.L.E Foundation Inc. ( Smart Men In Leadership Excellence), a 501(c)3

  •  United States Air Force Veteran 

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Tracy & LaChanda Ryans

  • Founders of The Ryans Group, a Marketing Consulting Agency that helps businesses create their brand presence and achieve their goals

  • Dedicated Ministry Leaders

  • Certified Life / Spiritual Life/Business Coach

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  • Television Personality, Host, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Visionary Leader, and Published Author

  • Founder of Wynter Patterson LLC

  • Degrees obtained: Bachelor of Science in Business Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master of Business Administration

Wynter Patterson

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Pastor Issac Ford

  • Pastor of New Journey Church

  • Founder of "Senior Home Care" Project

  • Founder of "We Care" Project

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Grace Holden

  • CEO of Real Champions League Speaker Bureau

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Dav Lewis

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  • Founder of 2nd Chances.Life, a non-profit organization

  • Board Chair for Nest Quest

  • Coalition Founder of Community Action Collective

Hermeka Morgan

  • Founder/President, Alkaline Market LLC

  • First Black Female Owner of Independent Alkaline Water Refill and Health Store

  • ReplyForward

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Jeffrey Boney

  • Nationally award-winning journalist

  • City Councilmember in Missouri City, TX

  • Region 11 Director for the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO)

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Robbi Andrews

  • Founder of WorldView Vacations

  • The "Cruise Queen"