38th Monarch Awards Foundation Inc.

"A Tribute To Black  Men"

Save the Date!

It is with great excitement that we share that the Monarch Awards Foundation will host it's

38th Monarch Awards Foundation Gala: 


"A Tribute to Black Men:

Honoring Chicago's Unsung" 

Saturday, December 11, 2021 virtually.

We are planning an enjoyable signature event for all.  

Check back for more details.

For Information on sponsorships and donations, contact Susan Smith Ross at 



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.

2020 Monarch Awards Honorees

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