The Trinity Emmanuel Presbyterian Church hosted The Black Heritage Dinner at the Italian Community Center to celebrate leaders in the local community.
This year’s theme was the “Legacy of African-American Leadership: Past, Present and Future.” President and CEO of Henderson Ford Randy Henderson was recognized along with former Mayor of Rochester William A. Johnson Jr. and current Mayor of Rochester Lovely Warren.
Henderson was honored for his work and contributions in the community. The dealership president is the founder of not-for-profit organization Henderson Family Ford Foundation, which donates to local youth groups, charities and faith-based youth programs. Henderson’s introduction cited his Henderson Ford dealership’s championing of yearly book and toy drives. Also noted was various awards he had been given, including Business Person of the Year by the Webster Chamber of Commerce, Rochester Black Business Association, The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and The Freedom Way Business Association. Henderson has also served on many boards and committees throughout his career.
“I am not sure what I’ve done to deserve all these awards, but I’m truly humbled and honored,” said Henderson. “I know God has a plan! Thank you to Trinity Emmanuel Presbyterian Church for celebrating individuals annually, who give back to our local city and towns.”