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::BE NYC:: Philanthropy in the City-100 Black Men of New York Gala

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I had a chance to attend a very inspiring event  in New York last week that was all about philanthropy and giving back.  The One Hundred Black Men of New York honored David N. Dinkins (former New York City Mayor), H. Carl McCall (Chairman, Board of Trustees SUNY), Kevin Newell (EVP, Global Chief Brand Officer) and more.

100 Black Men Of America is a men’s civic organization and service club whose stated goal is to educate and empower African American children and teens. As of 2009 the organization has 110 chapters and over 10,000 members in different cities in the United States and throughout the world. The organization’s mission statement is “to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans. ” The organization’s mottos “real men giving real time” and “what they see is what they’ll be” describe the organization’s goals of providing positive role models and leaders to guide the next generation of African Americans and other youth. The members are predominantly African American professionals, businessmen, civic leaders and administrators, educators, as well as people from other walks of life.

 

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(L-R) Tuskegee Airmen and former Commander Roscoe Brown, Former New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins, President of General Motors Foundation Vivian Pickard, Former New York State Comptroller Carl McCall and Chairman and CEO of Loop Capital Markets James Raynolds Jr.

Kevin Newell Executive Vice President and Global Chief Brand Officer of McDonaldÕs Corporation Kevin Newell attends The One Hundred Black Men Inc. 50th Anniversary Benefit Gala at The New York Marriott Marquis on February 21, 2013 in New York City.

Executive Vice President and Global Chief Brand Officer of McDonald’s Corporation Kevin Newell

David N. Dinkins Former New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins and wife Joyce Burrows Dinkins attend The One Hundred Black Men Inc. 50th Anniversary Benefit Gala at The New York Marriott Marquis on February 21, 2013 in New York City.

Former New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins and wife Joyce Burrows Dinkins

Check out the impressive list of honorees.

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Photo Credit: Source: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images North America

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