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100 Black Men of the Bay Area hosts 29th Annual Scholarship Benefit and Awards Gala – December 9th – San Francisco Marriott Marqui

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area will host their 29th Annual Scholarship Benefit and Awards Gala at the San Francisco Marriott Marqui located at 55 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA.  The evening begins with a reception at 5:30pm, followed by awards and a dinner program at 7:30pm. Historically, the gala has attracted close to 1,000 of the Bay Area’s most distinguished African-American residents.

Danny Williams, Vice Chairman of the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, says of the gala: “This yearly event has a two-fold purpose: to facilitate the networking and philanthropy within our community that allows for the expansion and support of our college scholarship program and to honor good work already being done by exemplary individuals and organizations in the Bay Area."

The awardees at this year’s gala reflect the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area’s value of expanding educational and economic opportunity for the African American community.  Arnold Grisham, CEO of TriValley Bank will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; San Francisco Community Foundation CEO Fred Blackwell has been nominated for the Community Award; Education nonprofit Oakland Natives Give Back received the nomination for the Community Organization Award; and the socially engaged San Francisco tech firm, Salesforce, is this year’s Corporate Award Nominee.

The 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc. is one of the preeminent African-American organizations focused on improving the quality of life for African Americans. The organization’s impressive membership ranks is comprised of prominent doctors, business owners, educators, media personalities and politicians. The group’s deep commitment to community emphasizes five primary areas: Educational Scholarships, Youth Mentoring, Leadership Development, Health and Wellness, and Economic Development.

The gala supports the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area’s community projects, which include:

  • Awarding more than $1,500,000 in scholarships to students attending prestigious institutions including Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Spelman, Morehouse and Northwestern;
  • Mentoring more than 300 at-risk youth, many of whom have become role models for their communities;
  • Sponsoring more than 20 health and wellness programs, including cancer, prostate and HIV screenings, designed to highlight health issues that disproportionately affect the African-American community;
  • Hosting the annual 100 Black Men Tommie Smith Youth Track Meet, which showcases the athletic ability of African-American youth ages 6 to 18;
  • Organizing more than 60 seminars in the areas of entrepreneurship, environmental awareness and technology.

For ticket and table sponsorship information, visit www.100blackmenba.org or contact Danny Williams, Gala Chair at dwilliams@100blackmenba.org or event organizer LaNiece Jones at 510.568.5563.

PARTNER WITH US!

Dear Partner:

We are excited to invite your company to join the ranks of Salesforce, Lyft, Wells Fargo, Union Bank, Oakland A's and Kaiser Permanente in support of our organization's efforts to provide needed services and assistance to the greater Bay Area's African-American community.
On Saturday, December 9, 2017, we will host its signature 29th Annual Scholarship Benefit and Awards Gala at the San Francisco Marriott located at 55 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA.  The evening begins with a reception at 5:30pm, followed by awards and a dinner program at 7:30pm.
It is with much gratitude for the generosity of numerous Fortune 500 corporations, as well as countless companies and organizations, who have partnered over the years with the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc.  This support has allowed us to:
  • Award more than $1,500,000 in scholarships to students attending prestigious institutions including Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Spelman, Morehouse and Northwestern;
  • Mentor more than 300 at-risk youth, many of whom have become role models for their communities;
  • Sponsor over 20 health and wellness programs, including cancer, prostate and HIV screenings, designed to highlight health issues that disproportionately affect the African-American community;
  • Host an annual 100 Black Men Tommie Smith Youth Track Meet, which showcases the athletic ability of African-American youth ages 6 to 18;
  • Organize 60+ seminars in the areas of entrepreneurship, environmental awareness and technology.
Historically, the gala has attracted more than 1,000 of the Bay Area’s most distinguished African-American residents.   The fundraising goal for this year's gala benefit is $500,000, and we are hopeful your company will join us as one of our scholarship sponsors to ensure this year is our most successful.
As a major sponsor, your company and its branding will gain access to several thousand leading members of the African-American community as a visible supporter of an organization that has established a 20-year tradition of providing invaluable educational, health, mentoring and economic development support to an under-served population that can benefit greatly from your generosity and corporate commitment.
The 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc. is proud to be recognized as one of the preeminent African-American organizations focused on improving the quality of life for African Americans. The organization’s impressive membership ranks reads like a “Who’s Who” of Bay Area men, and is comprised of prominent doctors, business owners, educators, media personalities and politicians. The group has a deep commitment to the community, and it focuses on five primary areas: Educational Scholarships, Youth Mentoring, Leadership Development, Health and Wellness and Economic Development.
As the demand is great, we hope you will help us continue to provide needed services, educational opportunities and support to the African-American community.
For further review, please here Event Scholarship Sponsorship Information Sheet. There are members of the fundraising committee who are available to meet at your convenience to provide you with any additional information you may require in order to make an affirmative decision.
In the meantime, if you have additional questions, feel free to contact event consultant LaNiece Jones, 510.568.5563, laniece@lajonesmedia.com or Danny Williams, Vice Chair, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, 510-331-3389, dwilliams@100blackmenba.org.
Best Regards,
Muhammad A. Nadhiri
Chairman of the Board
100 Black Men of the Bay Area
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