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Comcast NBCU Elevates Houston with Mayors' History Maker Awards

Comcast NBCU Elevates Houston

February 15, 2018

Comcast NBCUniversal takes great pride in its company-wide Diversity and Inclusion accomplishments and the dedicated efforts of Governance, Workforce, Supplier Diversity, Programming and Community Investment.

In celebration of Black History Month, Comcast recently announced a partnership with City of Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner, to honor 10 Houston community volunteers at the first-ever Mayor’s History Makers Awards held on February 9, 2018. Held at the Houstonian Hotel, the honorees were recognized for their commitment to making a difference in the community through volunteerism, mentorship, advocacy and civic engagement. 

Watch the History Makers' Awards Ceremony here

The volunteers were commended as exceptional individuals having demonstrated selfless commitment in their communities. They played a vital role in positive change and continue to help celebrate diversity in the city of Houston. As part of the recognition, each honoree will be featured in a 30-second Public Service Announcement that will air on Comcast cable. In addition, Comcast NBCUniversal will also donate $1,000 to the nonprofit organization of the honoree’s choice.

2018 Mayor’s History Makers Award Honorees and Nominating Organizations

Barbara Curtis R.A.R.E. Pearls, Inc.
Marilyn Douglas-Jones Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans
Carol Freeman Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr. Communities in Schools
Dr. Bobbie Henderson United Way of Greater Houston
Pamela Joubert Davis Children's Museum of Houston
Elexa Orrange Goodwill Houston
Michael Pearson Chinese Community Center
Christina Porter Chauncy Glover Project

Dr. Thomas F. Freeman, founding Dean of the Thomas F. Freeman Honors College at Texas Southern University was also recognized with a Living Legend award.

Honorees were judged on criteria that included their personal impact in the community, helping further the mission of a nonprofit organization and overcoming personal obstacles. As one of the world’s leading providers in entertainment, information and communications products and services, Comcast NBCUniversal believes it has the responsibility to reflect the customers and audiences it serves in all aspects of its business. 

Learn more about our commitment to our communities here