Thank You!

A special thank you to everyone who made the 22nd Annual Appreciation Event a success. It was so good to see everyone. "Let's Do It Again!"

BVAAM Banquet Committee

Thanks again.

22nd Annual Appreciation Event

Saturday, February 25, 2023, 6:00 PM CT

This event honors and publicly recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to our community, state, or country and includes dinner, entertainment, and an auction.

We are excited to bring our one-of-a-kind event back in person!  The event helps provide the financial support required for the museum to operate and offer quality programs and exhibitions and to celebrate the contributions of this year's honorees. Due to COVID-19 and the devastating effect it has had on our ability to generate revenue, your generosity is more important than ever to ensure the museum remains open to the community.

We are so excited to be able to share a part of the Brazos Valley African American Museum that has helped so many members of the community and cannot wait to see the impact this year’s Appreciation Event can have with your help!

To purchase your ticket or table, click here.

To become a Gold, Silver, or Bronze sponsor, click here.

To purchase a program ad or donation, click here.

All purchases must complete the Google form to be directed to Eventbrite for online payment. Payment can also be made in person at the museum.

The 2023 honorees are the following:

Josephus and Doris Carter, Dora Cruzan, Leslie Davis, Edward George and Sandra Kay Udell, Timothy and Andrea Israel, Vernon Pittman, Norma Faye Mason, Roscoe Mason, Amber Robertson, Gregory M. Rodriguez, Barbara Henley Walker, and Rhonda Watson.  


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This year's guest speaker, Dr. Annie S. McGowan, is the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Annie McGowan

The event MC is Jason Cornelius, Financial Center Manager of Frost Bank and Chair of the Bryan College Station Chamber of Commerce.

 Jason Cornelius

Visit our 2022 Sponsor Thank You Page

Visit our 2021 Sponsor Thank You Page


To become a sponsor, buy a program ad for the event, or purchase a ticket/table by mail:

Mail check payable to AANHS to:

Brazos Valley African American Museum

500 East Pruitt Street

Bryan, TX 77803

Or call the Museum at:

(979) 775-3961

Email Mildred Davis, Banquet Chair at if an invoice is needed or if you have questions.

Sponsor Deadline – January 31, 2023


Donations are appreciated as they support the operations, programs, and activities sponsored by the Brazos Valley African American Museum. The Society is a 501(C)(3) Tax Exempt Organization.

Previous Banquet Videos


21st Annual Virtual Appreciation Event Video & Highlights

20th Annual Virtual Appreciation Event

19th Annual Appreciation Banquet, February 29, 2020 Video Highlights

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