Leaders for the New Millennium


April 01, 2001|By Sloane Brown

This night at the theater was a little different from most. The show in Center Stage's Pearlstone Theater wasn't a play, but the first annual Community Leadership Awards Ceremony and Black Tie Gala. More than 200 guests gathered at the Leaders for the New Millennium event to honor some of Baltimore's minority leaders for their accomplishments.

The congratulations got an early start at a pre-awards reception in the theater mezzanine as guests mingled with some of the evening's honorees and nibbled on hors d'oeuvres like crab balls and barbecued shrimp.

Spotted at the soiree: Antonio M. Watson Sr., Leaders for the New Millennium president / CEO; Christy Flemming, Leaders operations director; Avalon S. Brandt, Leaders board chair; Adrienne Carver, Karen Mincey, Jacqueline Mims, Annette Wright, Stacey Carver, Jem Pagan and Jason E. Miles, board members; Dr. Eugene DeLoatch, Tyrone Taborn and Warren Brown, honorees; Eddie Wright, Federal Aviation Administration contracting supervisor; Donald Green Jr., No Stop Dry Cleaning owner; Ruth Thomas, Thomas's Talk of the Town owner; Charles Watson, Sun Microsystems engineer; Jewell Robinson, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery public program director; Don Rojas, the Black World Today CEO; Myron Hardiman, Advancing Minorities Interests in Engineering executive director; and Terri Collins, Ingenium Corporation human resources manager.

The evening raised $25,000 for the organization's Educational Achievement & Scholarship Fund and Humanitarian Aid Campaign.

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