Celebrating Black Excellence, Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins Toast with DIAGEO and Its Brands as They Presented HBCU Buzz 30 Under 30 Class of 2022 at the Mecca of HBCUs

Actress Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins partied for a purpose with DIAGEO and its brands CÎROC, Crown Royal, Tequila Don Julio, and Tanqueray in celebration of Black Excellence.

With several impactful events that activated throughout the weekend, DIAGEO and its brands joined forces with HBCU Buzz founder Luke Anthony Lawal, Jr to honor the next generation of Black leaders and industry change-makers at the 30 Under 30 Reception and the Inaugural Alumni Bison Ball.

To commemorate homecoming season, DIAGEO Presented HBCU Buzz 30 Under 30 Class of 2022 with a night of memories and success story sharing. Together with HBCU Buzz, DIAGEO will honor the next generation of Black leaders and industry change-makers at the 30 under 30 Reception and Alumni Bison Ball to toast to each honoree’s impact and impressive achievements to build a better future.

As a part of DIAGEO’s commitment to advancing the Black community with their pledge of $10 million to create permanent endowments at 25 HBCUs to develop future leaders and help shape a more equitable society, this Homecoming season they honored those cultivating change in career and community and celebrated all that is Black excellence.

Next month, DIAGEO will continue to celebrate HBCU traditions and historic rivalry of Grambling State University and Southern University at the 48th Annual Bayou Classic in New Orleans. Throughout the weekend, CÎROC, Crown Royal, Tequila Don Julio, and Tanqueray will join the community as they honor Black celebration through the lens of community, impact, and inclusivity.

Learn more on DIAGEO’s Society 2030 initiative HERE.

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