Legendary local sportscaster, Jim Hill (Center) receives the Bakewell-Bremond
Pioneer of African American Achievement Award at the Brotherhood Crusade annual
Gala, presented by Chairman Danny Bakewell Sr. (left) and President & CEO of
Brotherhood Crusade, Charisse Bremond – Weaver. (Photo by Valerie Goodloe)

Brotherhood Crusade thanks its partners for attending and supporting the 49th Annual Pioneer of African American Achievement Award Dinner on Friday, December 8th at the Beverly Hilton. 

The event theme was “Be A Champion For Success”, which highlighted the impact that every donation of time, funds, mentoring and opportunity counts towards making an impact in the Brotherhood Crusade’s work to bring relief and empowerment to the community. Proceeds from this year’s event will support 3,000 South Los Angeles students. 

Jim Hill is pictured with Charisse Bremond – Weaver (center),
Brotherhood Crusade President and CEO and Brotherhood Crusade
youth participants. (Photo by Leroy Hamilton)

This year’s highly esteemed honoree was CBS2/KCAL9 Sports Director, Jim Hill. Hill is one of the nation’s most respected sports directors. He appears on the station’s weekday 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts and also anchors the weekend editions of “ Sports Central” – Southern California’s most comprehensive sports newscast. 

Brotherhood Crusade President and CEO, Charisse Bremond Weaver said, “Congratulations again to our highly esteemed honoree Jim Hill. Brotherhood Crusade was so proud to shine a light and celebrate the lifetime achievements of this true community champion.” 

Hundreds of corporate and community leaders attended the prestigious award ceremony. Bremond Weaver said, “Thank you to all of our partners, donors and friends who sponsored or purchased tickets and tables for this important fundraiser, which makes it possible for us to carry out our strategic plan to help the community.” 

From Left-to-Right Jeffrey Osborne
and Jim Hill. (Photo by Leroy Hamilton)

For nearly half a century, the prestigious Pioneer of African American Achievement Award Dinner has honored individuals that have made significant contributions in their respective industry and made an impact in the community through improving the quality of life for youth and families through education, advocacy and community building. 

We hope that you will continue to support the Brotherhood Crusade throughout the coming new year and we look forward to seeing you at our 50th Pioneer of African American Achievement Award Dinner next year!