African-American Achievers Awards | Business and Entrepreneurism: Dwight and Dinah Stephenson
"Dwight and Dinah were honored as recipients of the 2011 African American Achievers award for their contributions to South Florida.
Dwight, a NFL Hall-of-Famer and former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman, and Dinah, a lawyer, are partners in life and in business. Together, they united their enthusiasm for sports and fitness and passion for academics and mentoring to establish the Dwight Stephenson Foundation in 2007. The foundation supports charities that provide educational, health and human services to underserved children and families in South Florida. Among the organization's accomplishments is the Dwight's Computers for Kids program, which has collected and refurbished hundreds of computers to help children with limited access to technology. Dwight also mentors younger players to prepare for careers after football, and Dinah mentors about balancing personal and professional life."
Source: Press Release by Jim Moran Foundation
Dwight Stephenson Named Recipient of 2010 Gerald R. Ford Legends Award
"Dwight Stephenson was a 2010 recipient of the President Gerald R. Ford Legends Award. The award was presented at the 11th Annual Rimington Trophy Presentation banquet.
"I am honored to be included in such a prestigious class of individuals who have received this award in the past. Thanks to the Boomer Esiason Foundation for allowing me to be a part of this elite group," Stephenson said.
To be considered for the President Gerald R. Ford Legends Award, candidates must have either played the center position at the collegiate or professional level, made extraordinary contributions to his team during his football career, or have proven to be an exemplary citizen, philanthropist or leader in the business or football community. Previous winners of the award include President Gerald R. Ford (2005), Jim Otto (2006), Alex Kroll (2007), Bill Curry (2008), and Jim Ritcher (2009)."
Source: Press Release by Rimington Trophy, September 1st, 2010
Dwight and Dinah Stephenson awarded by ICABA
ICABA Media Holdings, LLC is a South Florida based affinity marketing and media company. ICABA profiles accomplished black professionals and entrepreneurs in its publications and connects them through its social network- icabaworld.com, and at its signature events.