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When: Saturday, March 23, 2019

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Where: OMNI Hotel Downtown Dallas

Attire: Formal

Ticket Sales Start: February 1, 2019 at 7:00 a.m.

Details: This fundraising event will include awards being given in various categories, a seated dinner, dancing, entertainment and more.

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All the proceeds from the Local Love Awards will benefit Project 16, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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The 3rd Annual Local Love Awards is a black tie, fundraising gala benefiting Project 16, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that prepares our youth for life and success after high school. Since being founded in 2015 by Dallas-native and 14 year radio/entertainment veteran, Jade “Lady Jade” Burrowes, Project 16 has provided dozens of educational and experiential programs for children and teens throughout the DFW metroplex.


Each year, the Local Love Awards celebrates those individuals who have gone above and beyond in their respective fields to bring exceptional services, contributions and art to Dallas-Fort Worth.  This exciting event is to recognize individuals and minority businesses that are often the over looked and forgotten infrastructures, that transform areas into viable communities, and hold those communities together by serving and meeting the needs of the people who live there.


In 2019, we will once again honor those that have consistently been pillars in our community while raising funds to continue providing quality experiences for the children of DFW.

I am one of those people that truly believes in my soul that we can make the world a better place one child at a time. I am not going to sit around and wait for someone else to do it. God has blessed me, so I want to bless them and give our youth a fair shot at a bright, successful future. ~ Lady Jade

Jade “Lady Jade” Burrowes
Founder & President of Project 16

Michael Shawn, Amy Witherite, DeDe McGuire, Deion Sanders & Gary Saunders



2018 Career Day at Dan Powell Intermediate



To serve underprivileged, at-risk youth through mentorship, educational programs and exposure to life-enriching experiences to help prepare them for a bright, successful future


Provide practical student-centered, hands on curriculum that teaches the youth important and necessary life skills. Knowledge and preparation increases confidence, motivation, and a child’s chance to become a more prepared outstanding and upstanding citizen after high school.


Provide culturally enriched experiences through exposure and participation. This will prepare youth for different social and cultural environments that they may encounter, and expand their thinking far beyond normalcy.


Create an internship program that allows hands-on experience in the workplace. All youth will be under the supervision of adults with experience in the associated field of study.

All the proceeds from the Local Love Awards will benefit Project 16, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


Nominations are now closed. All finalists for the 2019 Local Love Awards will be announced on Monday, January 28, 2019.

Voting begins February 1, 2019 and ends February 25, 2019!


Deion Sanders & Laila Muhammad

Hollywood stunt double, Natascha Hopkins, and guests

Derrick James, Lady Jade & Errol Spence, Jr.

A few of our most supportive Project 16 volunteers looking dapper

Our guests always come dressed to impress.

Ro Parrish, Roland Parrish & Deion Sanders

2018 Local Love Awards

2017 Local Love Awards

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