About "The 100"
The 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, Inc. is a non-profit organization engaged in providing resources to further the academic and social development of students in Nashville and surrounding Middle Tennessee schools.
It is a member-based organization comprised of business and industry leaders who invest both time and financial resources to accomplish the organization's mission "to nurture and enhance the growth, development and opportunities for young Black males of Middle Tennessee."
The 100 seeks to:
- Continue supporting the holistic development of our youth
- Enhance the quality and impact of current initiative
- Establish new, creative initiatives that positively impact our youth
- Increase collaborations with organizations with similar missions
Since 1991, 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee (The 100) has worked to counter the negative statistics by giving Black, male youth the foundation of knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to become significant community contributors. There are three major human investment principles that have guided our efforts:
- Long-term commitment to a young man's holistic development increases his confidence and his expectations
- Quality education coupled with targeted community exposures enables a young man to maximize his talents.
- Significant member-led financial support provides a concerned and focused volunteer network
Investing In Youth
In order to accomplish its mission, the 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee relies upon fundraising events, donations from its members and contributions from the public. It is recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as meeting all conditions necessary to make gifts deductible for income tax purposes. Accordingly, all contributions are deductible to the maximum extent permitted by law.
The organization accepts donations of cash, goods and services, appreciated securities, real property, life insurance, retirement accounts and all other bequests legally acceptable by law.
Your investment can make a significant impact toward preparing young men for 21st Century success.
Unless otherwise specified, all donations to 100 Black Men are immediately invested into the on-going programs and activities. Specifically, a donation will be applied to defraying costs associated with the organization's Learning Center, Summer Enrichment Program, field trips or other ongoing projects.
All other donations are acknowledged by the organization to the extent desired by the donor and are announced via the organization's newsletter, "The One Hundred."
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100 Black Men of America, Incorporated
The "100 Black Men" concept originated in 1963 with a group of black men living in New York, resulting in the formation of the One Hundred Black Men of New York, Inc. which was instrumental in propelling the advancement of over 60,000 African Americans, young and old alike.
These black men wanted to develop a local organization for the purpose of pooling their resources and implementing programs designed to improve the quality of life for Blacks and other minorities. They also wished to ensure the future of their communities by aiming an intense number of resources towards youth development. These members were successful men from various fields of business and industry such as David Dinkins, Livingston Wingate and Andrew Hatcher to name a few.
In 1976, Dr. William Hayling formed the 100 Black Men of New Jersey.
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100 Black Men of Middle TN 22nd Anniversary Gala
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