The Grand Rapids & Kalamazoo Legacy Committee is a diverse group of business professionals who volunteer their time each year to help achieve a common goal; to promote through scholarships positive examples in our state’s African American community as well as educate our youth on the importance of using African American history as a platform for future growth.
February 2020 marked the 13th Annual Grand Rapids and 8th Annual Kalamazoo Black History celebration. Community leaders, corporations, schools, and individuals support this unique annual affair through sponsorship and donations. In the past twelve years, the Legacy Events have presented more than $115,000 through student scholarships & funding to black non-profit organizations; leaving a legacy of enriched, enlightened, and joyful connections.
Mr. Fenorris Pearson joined us as the keynote. Mr. Pearson is the CEO and Chairman of Pursuit of Hope, LLC. He is also a bestselling author, innovator, and human capital expert with decades of experience in his field. He is one of few people worldwide to have become a Vice President at the senior level of two Fortune 100 companies, Dell and Motorola, before the age of 40.