The Jovan's Black Excellence Fund

Introducing the 1st Annual Jovan's Black Excellence Award - an esteemed recognition that celebrates the exceptional contributions of Black Business owners in Rhode Island. This award has been established to honor entrepreneurs who have demonstrated a steadfast, long-term commitment to serving and uplifting our community.

This inaugural award serves as a heartfelt tribute to the memory and enduring legacy of Jovan's founder, Ertis Crouch. Its realization has been made possible through the generous support of Beatrice Gomes, The Muse Foundation and

Shawn Medina.

Embodying an entrepreneurial spirit and a dedication to community betterment perfectly encapsulates the essence of The Jovan's Black Excellence Award. These funds are intended to empower the recipient with additional resources, enabling them to expand and enrich their business initiatives.

We are confident that the award recipient will continue to flourish and make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of those they serve. Their unwavering commitment to entrepreneurship and community service is truly commendable, and we eagerly look

forward to witnessing the ongoing positive influence they will have on our community.

Funds raised will go towards establishing the Jovan's Black Excellence Fund to assist with the award annually.

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Beatrice Gomes, Jovan's Multi-Plex

Shawn Medina, Medina Style Entertainment) LLC

Juan Wilson, The Muse Foundation


Organized by Muse Foundation of Rhode Island
501(c)(3) Public Charity · EIN 86-2187647
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