Becoming a Member

Nomination for membership into the Black Achievers Society of Greater Kansas City is an honor for African Americans in business and industry. Members of the Black Achievers Society are African American professionals nominated by their employer, colleagues, and community members for their corporate leadership, significant accomplishments, community involvement and achievements.

A letter and nomination form are sent by the Black Achievers Society to businesses and community leaders in the Greater Kansas City, area; requesting them to identify and nominate African Americans based on the criteria previously mentioned.

A committee comprised of representatives from the Black Achievers Society and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) selects the Honorees from persons nominated. Once the selection process is completed through formal acceptance of the nomination; the Honoree is recognized at the awards dinner and later formally inducted during the ceremonial annual meeting.


As A Member

With an annual induction, Black Achievers continues to grow in strength and numbers. In the past 40 years, approximately 500 professional African Americans have been recognized. In a city of 500,000 with a metropolitan population of more than 1 million, as a member, you have been identified as one of the vital few who can make a difference in our community.

As a member, we ask that you consider:

  • Attending bi-monthly meetings from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Having your company host a luncheon meeting at some point
  • After the first year, pay annual dues ($75)
  • Participating in community programs and support our youth
  • Supporting our annual fundraiser for scholarships
  • Serving on a committee