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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: January 23, 2019 at 10:00 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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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 the Dallas/Fort Worth community.  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. These businesses and individuals contribute greatly to the unique character of our city by improving our neighborhoods, strengthening our economy, as well as providing our citizens with more job opportunities.  They lead by example in their respective fields which aides in igniting the entrepreneurial spirit in our young, business-minded children.


In 2019, we want to continue to honor those that have consistently been pillars in our community while raising funds to continue providing quality experiences for the children of Dallas/Fort Worth.

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


About Project 16

2018 Career Day at Dan Powell Intermediate


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 be donated to Project 16. Project 16 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a charitable and educational intent, geared toward serving our underprivileged, at-risk youth, through support, education, and exposure while instilling basic life skills to help prepare them for a better, more successful future. Project 16 wants all kids prepared to be outstanding and upstanding citizens, and workforce ready before they graduate from high school.


The Local Love Awards Nominating Committee would like to know who you think is worthy of consideration for a nomination next year. All nominations must be in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and contribute immensely, not only in their respective category, but in the community as well.

Please click the red button below to fill out the 2019 Nomination Form, and the Nominating Committee will take into consideration all submissions received by December 21, 2018.

All nominees for the 2019 Local Love Awards will be announced on Friday, January 4, 2019.

Nominations close December 14, 2018.
Voting begins February 1, 2019 and ends March 1, 2019!


Deion Sanders & Laila Muhammad

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

Derrick James, Lady Jade & Errol Spence, Jr.

Ro Parrish, Roland Parrish & Deion Sanders

2018 Local Love Awards

2017 Local Love Awards

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