Phi Beta Sigma

Phi Beta Sigma Recognizes and Rewards Outstanding Community Members

The Lambda Tau Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. will host their Annual Founders Award Gala at Florida International University to honor citizens who have made, and continue to make, a positive impact in the lives of others and the South Florida community.


“It is important to thank and recognize individuals for their excellent contributions to the community in an event such as the Founders Awards Gala so they can be an example to others” said Audric Adger, one of the event’s directors. “We take the time to let valuable community members know that their noble actions are appreciated and not overlooked,” he added.


Past recipients of the Founders Award include radio personality, Tom Joyner; Congresswoman Carrie Meek; NFL star Willis McGahee; and the Mayor of Miami Gardens, Shirley Gibson. The fraternity has also given academic scholarships in honor of the late legendary civil rights activist, Athalie Range.


This year, the Lambda Tau Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma will recognize and present their most cherished awards to Florida State Representative, Oscar Braynon; Commissioner of Opa-Locka, Dorothy Johnson; FIU Alumnus Alexander Bostic; and music entertainer Maurice “Trick Daddy” Young.”


 In addition to honoring prominent community members, the gala’s ticket sales contribute to fundraising efforts for charitable causes.


This years Founders Award Gala will feature a reception to honor student leaders, entertainment, followed by dinner and a an empowering keynote speech from, Gerald C. Grant Jr., AXA Advisors.  “We have worked especially hard this year to put together an enjoyable event for 300 guests,” said an event director, Mark Sylvestre.


Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., an international service organization of college and professional men, was founded in 1914 at Howard University on the principles of brotherhood, scholarship and service. The Lambda Tau Chapter, founded fall of 1979 at FIU, is committed to serving the community, with emphasis placed on assisting at-risk youth.

The men of Phi Beta Sigma invite the community and media to take part in celebrating the accomplishments of dynamic leaders in the community on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00p.m. in the Graham Center Ballrooms at FIU’s Modesto Madique Campus. For more information about ticket and table prices, email Mark Sylvestere and visit the chapter’s website,