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Ivy Awards

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What We're About

Since 2015 the Ivy Awards is a Biennial event that honors organizations that have made a positive impact on the Brooklyn Community. Members of the community nominate New York City based organizations that have shown exemplary service. 


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2023 Ivy Awards Co-Chairs

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Dear Ivy Rose Foundation, Inc. Supporter,

Please join us for the Ivy Awards online ceremony.  We are excited to present monetary awards to organizations that have positively impacted the Brooklyn community, and we would appreciate receiving your nominations for deserving individuals or organizations to receive these awards.  This year, the Ivy  Rose Foundation has expanded the categories to include small business entrepreneurs and non-traditional students. The virtual ceremony will take place on December 7, 2021.

Please make sure that your nominee is based in New York City and has shown exemplary service in one of the following categories:

  1. Education: Elucidating the college admissions process for students seeking admission to historically Black colleges and universities.

  2. Women’s Healthcare and Wellness: Raising community awareness of critical health issues impacting African-American women.

  3. Financial Literacy: Emphasizing financial planning, asset accumulation, and wealth-building, including savings and investments, managing debt, and improving credit.

  4. African-American Arts and Letters: Exposing students and the community to African-American arts and letters by focusing on visual and performing arts and by showcasing talent through the exploration of writers, entertainers, and various other artists.

  5. International Outreach: Presenting programs designed to improve the international footprint.


To ensure your nominee is considered for an Ivy Award, please complete the form below no later than November 29, 2021, at 5:00 pm ESTThis annual ceremony enables us to continue opening doors of opportunity for the Brooklyn community. We thank you in advance for your continued support.



Yolanda Holmes

President, Ivy Rose Foundation, Inc.

Kayona Walker-Wall and Patricia Weston-McNabb

2021 Ivy Awards Co-Chairs

Important Notice:

We have always prioritized safety and in these uncertain times, this is no different. We are practicing and enforcing best practices for social distancing and self-isolation in the midst of COVID-19.


We encourage you to stay safe. This includes practicing safe social distancing. 


Until then, connect with us virtually online via our website and social media channels. This is where you’ll find any updates on how we are managing the safety of you and our community.

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