The 100 Black Men of Chattanooga will host its 2012 Evening of Elegance on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center starting at 8 p.m.
Erskine Oglesby, president of the 100 says “The event is a friendraiser to raise funds and awareness to support our LIFE Academy for Young Men, the Young Men of Distinction and our college financial assistance program which has provided $380,000 in assistance to this date.”
“The LIFE Academy and the Young Men of Distinction are programs designed to help young men achieve academic excellence and build strong individual character to compete in a multicultural and global society through mentoring, tutoring, leadership development and team building” says Antonio McMath, Mentoring chairman.
During the event guest will be entertained by the sounds of the international recording artist Angela Winbush and the Joe Johnson Band with a buffet dinner provided by award winning caterer LeMont’s Catering.
Ms. Winbush has a long list of career accomplishments. She an African-American producer-writer and has worked with Janet Jackson, Sheena Easton and Stephanie Mills.
Ms. Winbush also scored top 10 hits with "Your Smile," "You Don't Have to Cry," "My First Love" and "Save Your Love (for #1)."
The 100 Black Men of Chattanooga, established as a 25th chapter of the 100 Black Men of America in 1993, is an organization that focus all its efforts on nurturing African American youth in urban communities to improve their quality of life and to provide opportunities to be successful citizens contributing to the world community.
“100 Black Men of Chattanooga, Inc. seeks to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create environments where our children are motivated to achieve, and to empower people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve,” Mr. Oglesby said.
The event will have the presentation of the President’s Award giving annually to an outstanding member of the organization for their contribution to the mission and spirit of the organization.
Tickets for the event are $65 ($520 for a table of eight). Corporate sponsorships are still available. For tickets and additional information call 821-6700 or visit www.100bmchatt.org.