My Brother's Keeper of Greater Richmond

"Encouraging Brothers Through the Storms of Life"

The 2016 Manny Awards Dinner

"Celebrating Richmond's Unsung Heroes"

CELEBRATE good times, come on, it’s a CELEBRATION!

Since the founding of My Brother’s Keeper of Greater Richmond in 2009 and the establishment of its “33 the Series” workshops, I’ve encountered any number of men whose lives have inspired me.

These are men have often traveled an arduous path, filled with economic hardship, relationship dilemmas, and spiritual obstacles. They have stepped out on faith to begin a journey toward being the men that God intended them to be.

The Manny Awards Dinner, an event hosted by My Brother’s Keeper of Greater Richmond was created to spotlight these unsung men in Richmond. They are not the men who dont' seek to be celebrated or praised but stand in the gap because it's the right thing to do!

I want to say to my family, to the Board of MBK, to the Manny Awards winners, to the Fatherhood Grads, to our sponsors and community partners, to their families and guests, and to the staff at the Embassy Suites, we want to thank you for making “The Manny Awards Dinner” a special night of unity in Richmond, Virginia.

Amongst the chaos and confusion going on in this country and around the world, let it be known that one night in Richmond, VA, we came together as a community and honored and celebrated men. Men with integrity and character, men who have had trials and adversity, men who have struggled because of poor decisions, men who have battled through abandonment and anger issues, men who have fought with faith and endurance, men who take responsibility and accept accountability, men who strive to be the best man, brother, husband, father, grandfather, mentor, role model and men who are grateful to God for the foundation of their success. 

One night in Richmond, VA the focus was about UNITY and being our brother’s keeper.


Richmond Family and Fatherhood Initiative

"Creating A Community Culture Connecting Fathers to Their Families"

Family Restoration Network

"Turning the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of the children back to the fathers"