West Harlem Group Assistance, Inc. (WHGA), a leading community based development corporation, hosted its annual awards gala on October 26th to celebrate leaders who have impacted the development of the West Harlem community and beyond.
WHGA has been a catalyst for community development and social services since its inception in 1971, responsible for affordable housing developments comprising over 1,200 units, with the mission of improving the Harlem community physically and economically.
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The event kicked off with a cocktail reception where guests mingled end enjoyed a full hour of cocktails and hordorves. The main awards ceremony commenced shortly after, and was hosted by media personality and cultural activist Dyana Williams, who was also one of the honorees of the evening.
Other honorees were Tony Hillery, founder and executive director of Harlem Grown, Adrian Council and Jean Nash Wells, founders of The Positive Community magazine, and Sabrina Lamb, founding chief executive officer of WorldofMoney.org. .
There were several special guests and dignitaries in the house, inlcuding former congressman Charles Rangel.
The WHGA annual awards honor outstanding leaders in community development and raise funds to support the organization’s various projects and initiatives.
The awards dinner took place at the ESPACE Ballroom in New York and was proudly sponsored by Phipps Houses, BNY Mellon, Chase, Mega Contracting Group, Columbia University, First Republic Bank, Joined Development, and Federated National Land.
Enjoy these photos from the event!