The Washington DC Hall of Fame Society was established in 1998 by Dr. Janette Hoston Harris to honor and showcase the rich history of Washington through its citizens. Through its programs and initiatives, the Hall of Fame Society educates and uplifts the youth and young adults in the city and recognizes District of Columbia residents and other individuals from the region who have contributed and had an outstanding impact on the City in many ways. Its signature program, The Legacy Awards Gala, began in 2000.
and Scholarship Programs
The Hall of Fame Society established the Society Institute, a series of leadership, educational and scholarship programs that are available for youth and young adults. Our programs will ensure the District has a continual supply of scholars and leaders with hometown roots.
The Legacy Programs focus on recognizing and archiving our living legacies and ensuring that the work and deeds of the District's cherished assets --- its citizens --- are preserved.
The Hall of Fame induction program was designed to highlight the initiative and creativity of D.C. residents who have changed the course of local history, and is a requirement for for consideration. Over two hundred persons have been inducted since the inception of the organization. Download the 2021 Nomination Form
Many of the Hall of Famers have established neighborhood programs, led innovative projects, and other transformations which resulted in improvements in schools and communities, enhancing the quality of life for our residents.
Stanley K. Williams, President
Maureen A. Young, Esquire, General Counsel
Belinda LaValle, Acting Treasurer
Olivia M. Blackamore, Financial Secretary
Nancy C. Harvin, Executive Secretary
Dr. Toby Horn, Youth Leadership Academy
Dr. Patricia Elwood
Ronald Jessamy, Esquire
Alberta Crawford Kinard
Reverend Dr. Bernard Richardson
James W. Taglieri, Esquire
Lane V. Williams