Skip to main content
A 501(c)(3) Non-profit Corporation
EIN 23-2907335
United Way Number 1300342
HomeAchievement Awards Dinner

Achievement Awards Dinner

Gold Sponsor


The program recognizes leaders in the Pittsburgh community in the areas of business, education, medicine, community advocacy, Citizen of the Year and an Omega Man who has most demonstrated the principles of the Iota Phi Foundation. In the past 10 years alone, more than 75 individuals have been recognized for making a difference in the community.

2018 Achievement Dinner Ticket & Sponsorship Packages

Iota Phi Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Iota Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, was organized and is operated by professional African-American men who volunteer to improve the quality of life of our citizens in the Greater Pittsburgh community. Our annual Achievement Awards Dinner recognizes individuals within our local community whose contributions have made a difference in the lives of others.  Each year the Foundation “presents” these honorees at a black tie (optional) event which includes a program and dinner.  This year the dinner will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM in the Rivers Casino Ballroom located at 777 Casino Drive, Pittsburgh, PA. 15212.  You must be 21 years old with valid ID to enter the Rivers Casino.


During the program we will recognize leaders, organizations and institutions whose contributions to the region deserve particular note. We also will present an “Omega Man of the Year “ award to both an undergraduate and graduate chapter fraternity brother who has most notably demonstrated the principles of…Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift! 


We are proud to honor the following Exemplary Service Award Recipients for 2018:


Business- Frank Walker, Attorney at Law

Education- Sharon G. Flake, Award Winning Author

Medicine- James E. Taylor, Ph.D, Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Learning Officer

Community Advocacy- Dr. Quintin B. Bullock, President CCAC

Citizen of the Year- The Honorable Jake Wheatley, State Representative 19th District

Emerging Leader- Kevin McNair,Co-Founder & Executive Director 1Nation Mentoring

Omega Man of Year- TBD

Undergraduate Omega Man of Year- TBD


Lastly, we will present the Iota Phi Foundation Scholarship winners. The proceeds from the Achievement Awards Dinner will fund the Foundation's Social Action and Scholarship programs.  We are asking for your support to attend this event and/or consider placing an ad in the Program booklet or underwriting a portion of the  Dinner.  We have attached a Support form for your use.  Please complete the form and return it to the address on the form.


We are expecting a grand evening so please join us on this very special occasion.



Ron Lawrence & Frederick Crawford- Co-chairs, Dinner Committee

Iota Phi Foundation Mission & Programs 2018


African American Chamber of Commerce
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
Ameriprise Financial, Aiello & Brooks Mt. Ararat Baptist Church
Bethany & Roland Cotton-Criswell Omega Wives
Christopher Haynes, DDS Patron Ad Supporters
Dale Perdue Rivers Casino
Debbie Hickman - Giant Eagle Robert Morris University
Delta Sigma Theta University of Pittsburgh - School of Social Work
Dr. Spencer King The Untouchables

UPMC Center For Engagement And Inclusion
Honorable Daniel Lavelle Wilbur E. Hines Family

2018 Patron Supporters

Yusef Ali Ron Jones
Eric Anderson Edmond Kelton
Randolph & Karen Brockington Spencer & Catherine King
Keith & Laverne Clark Justin Laing
Dewayne & Karen Collins Ron & Valerie Lawrence
Frederick & Michelle-Ritter Crawford John Laymon
Coston-Criswell Enterprise Barry Lumsden
The Coston-Criswell Family
Aaron Mann
Ron Curry Basil D. Martin "Seven Descendants Of Solidus"
Reverend Dr. William H. Curtis Larry Meadows, Jr.
Chris Darby Kenneth L. Minefield & Jackie Lewis
Rich Dickson Alexander and Marvis Nichols
Robert Downing Charles W. Orr
Robert A. Edison Devin Patterson
William E. Edmondson Rosesharon & Dale Perdue
Richard B. Edmunds Privette Family
Iniobong Etuk Douglas & Stacy Ransaw
Darian Grant "Centennials" Spring 2011 Iota Phi Albert & Anniece Reese
Reverend Mcmahan Gray Tony Ringgold
Ernest & Norma Groover Noel & Tamara Roach
Michael & Tamara Harrell Hassan & Tamika Sharif
Dr. Rahmon & Nneka Hart Greg & Janet Spencer
Elmer Haymon Frederick Squires
Derrick Heck Monte & Deborah Stephens
Carlton Heywood Garry Thomas
John A. Holloway Mr. & Mrs. Frank L. Torbert, Jr.
Mike Howard Trunk
Ronald & Karen Hunt Joseph & Denise Washington
Salim Jackson Carlton Watson
Willie James Jabari Weatherspoon & Family
Jesse & Louise Jenkins Leon Williams
Brandon & Mia Jennings
Emmett Wilson
Dr. Herman A. Jones Jermaine A. Younger
Rodney & Kim Jones