GIANT Awards

GIANTS Award honorees and guests.

During their tenure at Grand Rapids Community College, Dr. Patricia Pulliam and Mr. Cedric Ward curated the Giant Awards and Banquet.

The Giant Award recognizes members of the African American community for their exceptional contributions in shaping the history, culture, and quality of life of the Grand Rapids community. Each award is named after local ‘giants,’ serving as a memorial to their notable service-leadership.

The GIANT Awards and Banquet ceremony will take place on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the J.W. Marriott. Use the link below to purchase tickets or a sponsor package. All funds are due by 11:59 pm on February 1.

Giant Awards Banquet Sponsorship Opportunities

*Proceeds from ticket sales support the Junior Giant Scholarship Fund.

Sponsorship Tickets Recognition Cost
Individual Supporter This purchase includes one ticket and an individual name listed in the program book.  A Representative will contact you via email for the name of the individual you want to be listed in the book. $200
Partner Sponsor This package includes four tickets, reserved seating, table tent recognition, and the sponsor name in the program book. $2,000
Advocate Sponsor This package includes six tickets, reserved seating, table tent recognition, and sponsor name listed in the program book. $3,000
Champion Sponsor 10  [SOLD OUT. Thank you Mercy Health] This package includes ten tickets, reserved seating, table tent recognition, sponsor name in the program book, multimedia display of company/organization logo, and an opportunity to have a Representative of the company/organization present a Giant Award during the banquet.  $5,000


Purchase a ticket or become a banquet sponsor

Junior Giant Scholarship Nomination form

Giant Award Nomination form

The Milo M. Brown Scholarship Award

Each year, two or three students are awarded a $1,000 scholarship award in perpetual memoriam to Milo M. Brown. The scholarships are presented at the Giant Awards Banquet.

Apply for the Milo M. Brown Scholarship