2024 Legacy Awards Ball – Friday, January 12, 2024

The San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM) is thrilled to announce its inaugural fundraiser, marking the grand kickoff of DreamWeek, Friday, January 12, 2024 at 6:00 PM at The Mays Center in the Witte Museum. This special evening is set to be a memorable occasion as we celebrate and honor four remarkable pillars of our community, each representing excellence in their respective fields of activism, leadership, medicine, and legal prowess.

Event Highlights:

Community Pillar Honors: Join us in paying tribute to outstanding individuals who have dedicated their lives to making a difference in the areas of activism, leadership, medicine, and legal excellence. These pillars of our community embody the spirit of positive change and commitment to a just and equitable society.

Culinary Delights: Experience the delectable creations of local Black chefs as they showcase their culinary talents at tasting stations placed around the venue. Savor the flavors and enjoy a delightful culinary journey that reflects the rich and diverse culture of our community.

Musical Magic: Get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms of the “Finding Friday” band, who will keep you on your feet and dancing into the night. Between sets, a talented DJ will ensure that the music never stops, creating a dynamic and electrifying atmosphere.

Elegant Evening: This is a night to remember, so don your finest attire and put on your dancing shoes. Join us for an elegant evening of celebration, unity, and enjoyment as we come together to support the mission of SAAACAM and our shared commitment to preserving and celebrating the history and culture of the African American community in San Antonio.

Lively FUNdraising: Our charismatic auctioneer commands attention with charm and wit, orchestrating a symphony of bids that resonate with laughter and camaraderie. Each item, from luxurious travel experiences to exclusive curated cultural adventures, takes center stage, captivating you with its allure. The auction promises to be a delightful fusion of entertainment and benevolence, where the thrill of winning is matched only by the satisfaction of contributing to a noble cause.

Live Auction Items

  • 4 luxury box tickets to Alvin Ailey at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 7:30 PM
  • Pre-show dining for 4 at Taste Fine Dining at the Tobin Center
  • Access to the Denman Founders Lounge
  • A Bottle of Champagne in Box during performance
  • One Tobin Valet Parking Pass  
Terms: Tickets must be redeemed by February 18, 2024   Donated by the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
  • 2 Night Stay at either the New York Hilton Midtown or the Sheraton New York Times Square or similar for (2)
  • Orchestra or Front Mezzanine Seats for your Choice for (2) (Excludes Hamilton and sold-out shows.)
  • Enjoy dinner at one of the following popular New York Restaurants for (2) Atlantic Grill, Strip House or Dos Caminos
Terms of Use Package Redemption Your package Redemption Certificate will be emailed to initiate the booking process. Please allow 15 business days after your event to receive your certificate. Reservations must be booked 60 days before travel, and property inventory is subject to availability. Reservations must be booked within 12 months, and travel must be completed within 24 months of notification. Once confirmed, all reservations are final. Packages may not be transferred or resold. All certificates should be handled with care as they are the same as cash and nonrefundable. Blackout Dates are the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Tickets Tickets will either be available for pick up at the event or will be mailed to the winning bidder, a minimum of a week before the event.
  • 2 season passes for the 2024-2025 10-show subscription series at the Carver Community Cultural Center. This season shows included: Terrance Blanchard, Take 6, Meshell Ndegeocello, Samara Joy and more. 
  • 10 - Dinner for 2 or dining gift certificates including Texas de Brazil, Pharm Table, Bistro 9, Mark’s Outing, Bourbon St., Rosario’s, Paloma Blanca, The Cheesecake Factory
Donated by the Carver Community Cultural Center and participating restaurants
Choose between any of our 5 World Class Destinations listed below:
  • Tuscany 5 Night Luxury Stay with Daily Breakfast, One Dinner at the Hotel, a Massage Treatment and Spa for (2)
  • Bali Luxury Boutique Resort Deluxe Ocean View 7 Night Stay with Daily Breakfast and a Massage Service for (2)
  • Thailand Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort, A Fairmont Managed Luxury Resort 5 Night Stay With Daily Breakfast for (2)
  • Paris Adventure 5 Night Stay at the Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile for (2)
  • Ultimate Greece 5 Night Stay at the Five Star Divani Caravel Hotel for (2)
Terms of Use Package Redemption Your package Redemption Certificate will be emailed to initiate the booking process. Please allow 15 business days after your event to receive your certificate. Reservations must be booked 60 days before travel, and property inventory is subject to availability. Reservations must be booked within 12 months, and travel must be completed within 24 months of notification. Once confirmed, all reservations are final. Packages may not be transferred or resold. All certificates should be handled with care as they are the same as cash and nonrefundable. Blackout dates are the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Bali Boutique Resort Check-in and check-out must occur on a Sunday. Ground transfers in Bali may be shared with additional guests. If additional pickups/drop offs are required, an additional transport fee will apply. Guaranteed Room Category: Deluxe Ocean View. Cancellation Policy: Cancellation less than 90 days prior to arrival will be subject to a cancellation penalty. Airfare not included.
  • 2 Starlight Suite Tickets Opening Night Tuesday, January 16 at 7:30 PM
  • Pre-show access to the Majestic Club, including light bites by The Board Couple
  • Dinner for 2 at Bohanan’s Prime Steak & Seafood
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
Donated by The Majestic Theatre & the Bohanan’s Prime Steak & Seafood
  • 5 night stay for 2 guests
  • Includes three meals per day, snacks, all local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Boat transfer to and from Dangriga
  • Unlimited use of kayaks, snorkeling gear, fishing poles, and other non-motorized toys
  • Booking and concierge service
Details: Winner has 24 months to use. A stay can be reserved, based on availability, anytime during the year with the exception of Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s weeks. Nights must be used during one stay. International airfare to BZE Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, commuter airfare to Dangriga, additional excursions, SCUBA equipment and gear, fishing, and premium alcohol are not included in the package.
  • 5-Course dinner provided by Chef Adesuwa Elaiho
  • Tequila tasting with J
  • Mixology class with a celebrity bartender
  • Limousine transportation
Terms: Package must be redeemed by August 31, 2024. A 30 day advance notice required for booking.  The booking date is subject to availability of host and chef. Donated by J Maurice Gibbs & Chef Adesuwa Elaiho

Silent Auction : A myriad of carefully curated items and experiences stand as silent sentinels awaiting your delicate strokes of generosity. You peruse the exquisite offerings with a sense of quiet anticipation and the occasional murmur of admiration. As the evening progresses, the atmosphere is enriched with a sense of community, as participants engage in friendly, unspoken competition to secure coveted treasures, all the while contributing to our mission with each thoughtful bid. Start your bidding now here.

Don’t miss this unforgettable event, where we celebrate the achievements of our community’s finest and create lasting memories on the dance floor. Your presence and support will make this evening truly exceptional. See you there!


Individual Tickets, $150

Purchase tickets here. For table purchases and sponsorship opportunities please email admin@saaacam.org

Heritage Sponsor:

Tribute Sponsors:

Inspiration Sponsors:

  • Foster CM Group
  • Dr. Morris Stribling
  • Tony G’s Soul Food
  • CPS Energy
  • Uncle Nearest Whiskey
  • Frost Bank
  • Visit San Antonio
  • The H. E. Butt Foundation