United States, 3rd Dec 2023, King NewsWire  The 4th Annual Presidential Lifetime Achievement Awards will take place this Sunday, December 3rd, in Houston, Texas, to honor community leaders from around the nation. Hosted and presented by Dr. Sonia R. White, a United States Air Force Veteran and Founder of the S.M.I.L.E.  ( Smart Men In Leadership Excellence) Foundation, the historic event will feature special appearances from invited influential guests: Mayor Sylvester Turner,  Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Keynote speaker, Tiki Davis, State Representative Ron Reynolds, Jalene Mack, Miss Houston turned Miss Texas Queen Lluvia Alzate, and others.

The highly anticipated sold-out event attracts attendees from around the country each year. All proceeds go toward the S.M.I.L.E. Foundation, a non-profit organization that mentors minority youth with academic scholarships and STEM education.

This year, opening remarks will be presented by the Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner. Keynote Speaker Tiki Davis will also receive honors with support from Julius Tennon, the husband of Viola Davis. The Masters of Ceremony are State Representative Ron Reynolds and Mistress of Ceremony Entertainment Attorney Jalene Mack.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee will also be in attendance to present the Congressional Recognition Award, and musician Rickey Davis will perform a Frank Sinatra Special Performance.

“I’m so grateful to bring the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award back for another year to honor those special individuals who are single handedly driving important change in their communities through volunteering and dedication of serving others” said Dr. Sonia R. White, who founded the S.M.I.L.E. Foundation in 2019. “We can’t wait to bring so many incredible leaders together in Houston to shine an important spotlight on key issues and continue supporting our youth through the power of education and mentorship.”

Members of the Houston media and surrounding area are invited to attend the event’s Red Carpet ceremony and opening speech from Mayor Turner. The event begins at 2pm  and takes place at the Moran Hotel, Fireside Lounge, 800 Sorella Ct, Houston, TX.

For further details on the 4th Annual Presidential Lifetime Achievement Awards, please contact the event organizers at soniawhite649@gmail.com. To learn more about the S.M.I.L.E Foundation and donate to the non-profit, visit www.smilementor.org.

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