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Brotherhood Crusade Honors News Icon Pat Harvey with Pioneer of African American Achievement Award

Brotherhood Crusade Honors News Icon Pat Harvey with Pioneer of African American Achievement Award

Annual Gala Raises Funds for Youth Development Programs

l-r) Brotherhood Crusade President and CEO, Charisse Bremond Weaver, Pat Harvey received the Pioneer of African American Achievement Award and Bakewell Company Chairman and CEO, Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. during the Brotherhood Crusade’s 55th Annual Award Gala held on Friday, December 8 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. All Photos by Gloria Zuurveen

Pastor James. K. McKnight provided the opening prayer at the Brotherhood Crusade gala honoring Pat Harvey in Beverly Hills at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Photo by Gloria Zuurveen


Los Angeles, Calif. – Pat Harvey, Los Angeles’ longest running news anchor and philanthropist, received the Pioneer of African American Achievement Award from the Brotherhood Crusade on Friday, December 8, 2023, at the organization’s 55th Annual Award Gala. This prestigious recognition is presented to individuals that have made significant contributions in their industry and made an impact in the community by improving the quality of life for youth and families through education, advocacy, and community building.

Pat Harvey with Danny Bakewell and Mrs. Bakewell along with retired 2nd District Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke and husband. Photo by Gloria Zuurveen

Amazing Grace Acting Conservatory students performed in front of a large audience during the 55th Brotherhood Crusade Awards gala in Beverly Hills on Friday, December 8, 2023. Photo by Gloria Zuurveen

World-renowned saxophonist, Mike Phillips performs at the Brotherhood Crusade gala recently in Beverly Hills. Photo by Gloria Zuurveen

“In the fast-paced world of breaking news, it’s not often that someone gets to pause and    reflect on the profound affect we can have on our communities. Receiving this esteemed award from Brotherhood Crusade is not just a moment of personal pride but a reminder of our collective power to create change, and I couldn’t be more grateful,” said Harvey. “Brotherhood Crusade’s shared commitment to community service truly resonates with me, and I am excited to lend my voice and efforts to furthering their initiatives. Together, we’ll continue creating stories of empowerment, resilience, and positivity for the communities we serve.” With a remarkable career spanning over three decades, Harvey has become a trailblazer in the field of journalism, earning 25 Emmy Awards and two lifetime achievement honors for her outstanding contributions. Her passion for community service and advocacy, particularly for children, education, and victims of domestic violence, has left an indelible mark on Southern California. Presenting her with this well-deserved accolade was an easy decision for Brotherhood Crusade President and CEO, Charisse Bremond Weaver. “Pat Harvey is a remarkable individual whose outstanding career and steadfast commitment to community service has made a lasting impact on the lives of many” said Bremond Weaver.

Ivie McNeill and guest at the Brotherhood Crusade gala recently in Beverly Hills at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Photo by Gloria Zuurveen

“Her legacy of excellence and dedication to uplifting our community embodies the core values of Brotherhood Crusade. Her achievements serve as an inspiration to us all, and it is with great honor and enthusiasm that we recognize her as this year’s honoree.” The gala kicked off with a special performance from world-renowned saxophonist, Mike Phillips, featured entertainment from the legendary, multi-GRAMMY® award-winning R&B artist and producer, Babyface, and included a speech from Bakewell Company Chairman and CEO, Danny J. Bakewell, Sr.

Danny Bakewell speaking at the Brotherhood Crusade gala honoring news anchor Pat Harvey. Photo by Gloria Zuurveen

The funds raised will continue fueling Brotherhood Crusade’s Youth Development Trauma Informed programs, designed to empower positive change in South Los Angeles and surrounding areas by providing essential resources that help make a real difference in the lives of young people. Brotherhood Crusade acknowledges and thanks all the partners and staff that made the 2023 Pioneer of African American Achievement Award Dinner a success! Platinum Partners: Comerica Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, Southwest Airlines, and U.S. Bank. Diamond Partners: AEG, AFSCME United Domestic Workers, Airbnb, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Bank of America, Boeing, City National Bank, LeadersUp, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper, McDonald’s Operators Association of Southern California, Northern Trust, SEIU Local 2015, SoCalGas, and Southwest Region Council of Carpenters. Gold Partners: Accenture, Amazon, Annenberg Foundation, Arnold Hackett, AT&T, BMO, CAM Foundation, Capital One, Celeste Alleyne, Chick-fil-A, Curren Price, Councilmember, District 9, Destination Crenshaw, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, FOX, George Lucas & Mellody Hobson, Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs, Jenkins/Gales & Martinez, Inc, LA Care Health Plan, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Los Angeles Rams, Marqueece Harris Dawson, Councilmember, District 8, McCOURT PARTNERS, Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political & Economic

Guests at the Brotherhood Crusade gala to honor Pat Harvey. Photo by Gloria Zuurveen

Institute/California State Dominguez Hills, Play Equity Fund, State Farm Insurance, Southern California Edison, THE BERRY GORDY FOUNDATION FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE, USC Civic Engagement and Economic Partnerships University Relations, Verizon, Webb Investments, Weingart Foundation, and Wells Fargo. Silver Partners: ButterFli, CBS 2 │ KCAL 9, Chris Paul Family Foundation, Community Builders Group, Community Coalition, Kaiser Permanente, LA28 Olympic and Paralympic, Los Angeles Sparks, Los Angeles World Airports, Our Authors Study Club, SEIU721, SMS Transportation, Stewart Manhattan Inc., The Castillo Charitable Foundation, and Torrey Pines Bank. Bronze Partners: California Community Foundation, Corday Kozberg Family Fund, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Liberty Hill Foundation, mortonwealth, Paramount Pictures, RFP Insurance Agency, Inc, Signature Resolution, Steven Bradford, Senator, Senate District 35, St. John Well Child & Family Center, The Broad Foundation, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and Tina McKinnor, Assemblywoman, 62nd District. To learn more about Brotherhood Crusade, visit Brotherhood Crusade was founded in 1968. The organization’s principal mission is to champion equality and equity by removing and/or helping individuals overcome the barriers that deter their pursuit of success in life and facilitate opportunities for a better quality of life by effectuating improved health & wellness, facilitating academic success, promoting personal, social & economic growth, providing access to artistic excellence & cultural awareness, increasing financial literacy and building community agencies & institutions.


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