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.


The Black Achievers Society annually acknowledges the work and talents of each nominee in hopes they will become an active and impactful member of the organization.

In order to do so, the nominee must meet the following criteria:

  • Be nominated.
  • Be a resident of the Greater Kansas City area.
  • Show history of corporate/enterprise leadership and community activity/leadership, and educational and corporate/enterprise achievement through completed nomination form.


The nomination form is opened annually 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 completed nominations received. Applications received after marked deadline and/or incomplete will not be considered.


Once the selection process is completed through formal acceptance of the nomination; the nominee may accept or decline. If accepted, the nominator and registration contact will be notified for attendance arrangements at awards dinner. Lastly, the honoree is recognized at the awards dinner and later formally inducted during the ceremonial annual meeting.

>>> Black Achievers Society Award Nomination Form <<<

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