Join us for the 36th Monarch Awards Foundation Gala: "A Tribute to Black Men" which will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019. "A Tribute to Black Men" is our signature fundraiser which celebrates African-American men who are trailblazers in business, education, religion, government and many other professions.


2018 Monarch Awards Foundation Gala

Dinner ticket price includes live entertainment, gourmet dinner, silent auction and  much more.

Video from WGN News

Past Monarch Awards Foundation Galas


In 1983, the inaugural “A Tribute to Black Men” gala honored 12 distinguished Black men for their outstanding contributions and accomplishments. Since its inception, "A Tribute to Black Men" has honored 358 unsung heroes who have made outstanding contributions to society through their professions, civic or community service.


Some of our Monarch Men have included: the late Entertainer Oscar Brown, Jr., Journalist Harry Porterfield, Rapper/Actor Common, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Chicago Radio Legend the late Herb Kent, Actor Harry Lennix, and the 44th President of the United States, Barack H. Obama. Our past Monarch Men are agents of change within their respective professions and many remain engaged and influential in our communities.


Monarch Men were honored for their service in the following areas: Business, Communication, Education, Fine Arts, Law, Medicine, Public Service, Religion, Sports and Statesmanship.

Former Monarch Men

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