Atlanta, GA – October 24, 2022 – 100 Black Men of America, Inc., the largest volunteer network of black men focused on mentoring minority youth, celebrated their long and successful history of educating and empowering deserving youth. The bell ringing commemorates the 36th Anniversary of their global headquarters being founded, which connected chapters from coast to coast and expanded the 100 Black Men movement that began in 1963. Chairman Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., along with members from the board of directors, partners and guests rang the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Closing Bell at 4:00 p.m. EST on Monday, October 24, 2022.
Also, in attendance to celebrate this milestone and the organization’s contribution to our nation and the world, were chapter leadership teams, 100 mentors from across the United States, stakeholders and family members. As the work of the 100 continues to impact the lives of youth across the U.S. and Internationally with programs and initiatives in the areas of mentoring, education, health and wellness, economic empowerment and leadership, the outcomes are the graduates that matriculate through college, go on to have successful careers and give back to countless communities, while mentoring others. The 100’s mentors and industry leaders also provide programs that enrich the lives of their mentees’ parents and the communities where they live.
“It was an honor to ring The Closing Bell and to celebrate the critical work that we do with friends of the 100,” said Chairman Dortch. “Having members of the board of directors here with representatives from our chapter network, and of course, some of our longstanding partners that have been integral to our success made it especially memorable. On behalf of all 100 Black Men members and the youth we serve, I thank the New York Stock Exchange for this amazing experience.”
The ceremony streamed live at 3:56 p.m. ET on the NYSE website. View and download the video at https://www.nyse.com/_events/4133811701/100-Black-Men-of-America,-Inc.-Rings-The-Closing-Bell®. To learn about the programmatic initiatives of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and locate a chapter of mentors working in your community visit https://100blackmen.org/.
About 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
100 Black Men was founded as an organization in New York City in 1963. The national organization, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. began with nine chapters in 1986 as a national alliance of leading African American men of business, public affairs and government with a mission to improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth. These visionaries included businessmen and industry leaders such as David Dinkins, Robert Mangum, Dr. William Hayling, Nathaniel Goldston III, Livingston Wingate Andrew Hatcher, and Jackie Robinson. Since inception, the vision emerged and grew to over 10,000 members impacting over 125,000 underserved, underrepresented minority youth annually. Visit www.100blackmen.org for more information on the programs and initiatives of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and their global network of chapters.