Reach the highest social return and impact for the Atlanta Community.
Provide the best quality services to youth and their families.
Replicate successful models in line with local realities.
Collaborate with visionary partners to ensure the sustainability
of our programs.
“A good leader inspires people to have confidence
in the leader; a great leader inspires people to have
confidence in themselves.”
Message from the Chairman ......................2 Mission The mission of 100 Black Men of Atlanta,
Inc. is to provide support and improve the quality
of life for African Americans, particularly African
Message from the CEO..............................3 American youth in the Atlanta community. The
100 is one of the city’s strongest African American
volunteer organizations focused on education,
enrichment and empowerment.
Project Success Programmatic Initiatives ....4
Vision The organization’s vision is to become the
city’s strongest, most self-reliant African American
Community Outreach ...............................12 volunteer organization focused on education,
enrichment and empowerment.
Partnerships & Collaborations ................. 16 AffirMAtion The members of 100 Black Men of
Atlanta, Inc. affirm that:
• We will serve as role models for our youth.
Financials ................................................19 • We will become a self-sufficient and
financially independent group that will assist
charitable and other worthwhile community
• We will give our time, talent and resources
back to the Atlanta Community.
• We will provide the leadership to support
Membership List......................................22 issues and causes that promote positive
change in our community.
• We will demand and demonstrate excellence
Leadership Team .....................................23 in all of our endeavors.
100 BlAck Men of AtlAntA, inc.
Milton H. Jones, Jr.
April 20, 2011 As a member and Chairman of 100 Black Men of
Atlanta, Inc., I have the rare privilege of seeing leader-
ship demonstrated throughout our organization on a
t is indeed a pleasure to report to you that we con- daily basis. From our strong member base which drives
tinue to advance the mission of the 100 in the face our very core, to the highly-effective oversight of our
of some of the most challenging economic conditions Board of Directors; from the day-to-day actions of our
many of us have ever experienced. This report marks skilled staff right down to the committed involvement
many milestones in our journey to provide support of our volunteers and Collegiate 100, the work of the
and improve the quality of life for African Americans, 100 grants us the opportunity to witness the extraor-
youth in particular, in the Atlanta Community. One of dinary – the growth and development of the youth of
these milestones is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Project Success into the next generation of leaders,
founding of 100 Black Men of Atlanta. Other mile- right before our eyes! In this Annual Report for 2010
stones include: our first class at B.E.S.T. Academy @ we are profiling our youth, partners, parents and mem-
Benjamin S. Carson High School began last September; bers to provide you a glimpse into how our mission and
we have reached out to more than 10,000 students our work help change lives.
through the various programs of Project Success; last This letter also marks the end of my administration
June our seventh class of high school seniors went on as Chairman. I am grateful for the privilege of serving
to post-secondary academic pursuits; we have raised as the leader of this great organization and happy to
$3.1 million in pledges toward our $4.5 million Capital see our positive momentum as we continue to take on
Campaign goal and we’ve inducted 36 new members new challenges. I thank all of our members, community
into the chapter. There are many, many milestones we partners and supporters for your tremendous involve-
have passed this year, but there are also many more ment and assistance in our journey over these past two
equally exciting ones ahead! Thank you for your par- and a half years, and ask that you do the same for our
ticipation and support as we continue this journey. incoming Chairman Greg Hawkins, who will lead us
When we are asked by donors and beneficiaries well past many more milestones.
about our formula for success in serving our youth As we continue our leadership responsibility of ser-
and community and executing our strategic plan, the vice to the Atlanta community, we do so knowing who
answer always starts with Leadership. We are an we are, what is required of each of us, and the limitless
organization of leaders, founded by leaders to at- possibilities that lie ahead. We invite you to stay tuned
tract and mobilize leaders to collectively accomplish to what transpires with the 100 during the years to come
extraordinary outcomes. These outcomes result from for it will no doubt be a lesson in leadership that contin-
alignment and focus of our programs, membership, ues to reward all of us in extraordinary ways.
fiscal resources, organization, fund-raising and com- Yours in service and leadership,
munity outreach consistent with the needs of the many
people in our community that we serve and support.
Leadership in action, not just in words, and keeping
our promises are defining elements of this organization Milton H. Jones, Jr.
and its members. Chairman
100 BlAck Men of AtlAntA, inc.
John T. Grant, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
April 20, 2011 • Post-Secondary preparation, Leadership
Development and Professional Development
• High School Readiness for rising 9th Graders
y every measure of our imagination 2010, like • Robotics Lego Summer Camp
the previous two years prior, caused nonprofit
service organizations to reflect, reposition and In response to the need to prepare students for
re-engage. It required a rededication to the principles degrees and careers utilizing science, math, engineer-
that underlie the mission of the business. 100 Black ing and technology, we created multiple extensions
Men of Atlanta sought to assure that our clarity of pur- to our successful Robotics initiative that encompassed
pose remained rooted in the fundamentals of the vi- summer programs, peer-to-peer mentoring, launching
sion upon which we were founded. That vision fostered and coaching new teams around Georgia and hosting
by 19 men twenty-five years ago focused on building a Robotics Showcase and Invitational.
the foundation of an organization that would impact
the lives of thousands. In challenging times we are all called upon to lead.
Our mission is to provide support and improve the The examples we display are what youth will model.
quality of life for African Americans, youth in particular, The members of the 100 are empowering students
in the Atlanta community. When other organizations every day and shaping future leaders. We are thankful
were cutting back due to the downturn in the economy, to all who join us in leading by example. On behalf of
100 Black Men of Atlanta found ways to do more. We the Board of Directors, students and families of Project
did so because it was the right thing to do and it was Success, our members, staff, and the thousands who
our call to leadership. are impacted by what we do, we say thank you.
The services we deliver to the youth and families
of Project Success are the central reason we exist. This
cause continually fuels the calling of 100 Black Men of
Atlanta. That is why the conditions in our environment,
resulting from difficulties in the economy, could not de-
ter us. It is the reason we work to ensure that our part- John T. Grant, Jr.
ner and sponsor values are in alignment. During these Chief Executive Officer
times they too are called upon to exhibit increased
leadership. Our direct impact included a financial fit-
ness fair, job fair, health fair, college fair, a collegiate
symposium, a town hall meeting and a donation of
40,000 pounds of protein to the Atlanta Food Bank, all
sponsored by partners who did not retract in a time of
growing need. This is leadership exemplified.
In 2010, we expanded our mentoring and college
preparatory program summer workshops to include:
roBotics ProgrAM Profile
The 100 Black Men of Atlanta Project Team 525 – Team Success (Female • Team 22 receives Connect Award -
Success Robotics Alliance is dedicated Team) South Atlanta Christian FTC Qualifier
to providing outreach to the community • FLL (FIRST LEGO® League) - Team for Georgia
through the avenue of robotics and 2717 – The 100 Scholars (Middle • Team 22 receives Connect Award -
technology. Established in 2006, the School Team) Georgia FTC Championship
Robotics Alliance has participated Training and technical enrichment • Team 22 receives Connect Award -
in an array of competitions through programs are conducted in multiple North Carolina FTC Championship
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition locations that include: Johnson Research • Team 525 receives Motivate Award
of Science and Technology). Through & Development Robotics Lab, Georgia - North Carolina FTC Championship
these competitions, the 100 Scholars Institute of Technology and the 100 • Hosted FLL Qualifier at The B.E.S.T.
Robotics Teams have been recognized Robotics Training Center (100 RTC). The Academy at Benjamin S. Carson
for the outstanding service they give Project Success 100 Robotics Alliance with 600 participants
to the community. Beyond building achieved notable milestones throughout
competition-ready robots, the Alliance 2010.
has learned how to build character
and teamwork by creating teams and • 11 new FLL teams established
spreading awareness of FIRST to many • 100 Robotics Training Center
students around Georgia. Project opened (100 RTC)
Success students compete on the • 100 RTC receives 1,387 student
following teams: visits (October – June, 2010)
• 100 RTC visitors log 4,027 total
• FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) - hours
Team 3091 – The 100 Scholars • Team 22 receives Winning Alliance
• FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) - Team Award - South Atlanta Christian FTC
22 – The 100 Scholars (Male Team); Qualifier for Georgia
Vivian Stepp, Project Success Phase IV Scholar; Frederick Douglass High School Class of 2011
Valedictorian; 2011 Gates Millennium Scholar
Participating in Project women’s in participation the 2010-2011 National
Success has helped me in the fields. My Center for Women in
make choices about recent achievements Technology Aspirations in
my life and career path include being named Computing Award.
that I would have never Valedictorian of my
made. The Project Success graduating class, and
Robotics Alliance has acceptances to Georgia
allowed me to blossom Institute of Technology,
into an outstanding Southern Polytechnic
leader. Through the University and Mercer
Robotics Program, I have University. I am proud
become an advocate to be a 2011 Gates
of engineering and Millennium Scholarship
technology, especially recipient. I also received
Dennis L. Boyden, Regional Director-External Affairs, AT&T Georgia
AT&T was a very proud for the competition.
sponsor of the 2010 Congratulations to each
Robotics program offered team, the students,
by 100 Black Men of coaches, and 100 Black
Atlanta. I was able to Men of Atlanta, Inc.
attend the 2010 Robotics
Competition and it was
outstanding. The students
were engaged, energetic,
and focused. It was very
clear that each team
had done a tremendous
amount of technical
work in preparing
B.e.s.t. AcAdeMy And trooP 100 Profile
100 Board Member and B.E.S.T. Academy Chair Jesse Killings, along
with Scout Master Jay Baily (back row), mentor Troop 100 scouts at
Bert Adams Camp site while participating in the Tri - District Camporee.
The B.E.S.T. Academy at Benjamin S. Troop 100 activities during 2010 100th Anniversary Adventure Base
Carson educated 467 middle school included: 100. Troop meetings are at The B.E.S.T.
students and 97 high school students in Academy every Tuesday and each week
2010, which was B.E.S.T.’s initial high • 29 new scouts and patrol leaders Scouts proudly wear their full uniforms.
school year. Troop 100 continued to attended Troop Boot Camp
mentor and develop scouts while 25% Weekend
of the total student body participated • Marched in the Atlanta Football
in the school’s inaugural robotics Classic Parade of Excellence
program. During 2010, 100 Black Men • Duty to God Encampment
of Atlanta, Inc. averaged 20 mentoring • Fulton District Fall Camporee
visits per month. • Winter Camping Trip to
With 126 registered scouts, Troop 100 • Marched to the Children’s
is recognized as one of the largest Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas
troops in Atlanta and the largest, most Parade
active African American Troop nationally. • Kwanzaa Camporee at Hoosier
Troop 100 has received recognition for United Methodist Church
leadership in several areas over the • Christmas Celebration at B.E.S.T.
years. Honors include Troop of the Year Academy
in the West Atlanta District in 2009 and
2010 as well as Honor Troop at summer Troop 100 was highlighted by the
camp in 2008, 2009 and 2010. National Council in April during the
Members from Troop 100 display their musical talents during Troop 100 proudly march down Peachtree Street aduring the 2010
the Fan Experience just before the Atlanta Football Classic. Parade of Excellence.
Estella McGinty, Project Success Parent Liaison
I have been involved a medical student at lovingly and meticulously
with the Project Success Armstrong University. sew dresses for the girls
program since 1998 Because of the gratitude and make alterations on
when my daughter Erica, I feel toward the 100 the young men’s suits for
then a fourth grader, and the Project Success the various events they
became a Project Success program, I remained attend, as a show of my
student. With support and an involved parent, appreciation.
mentoring from 100 Black volunteering at Saturday
Men of Atlanta, Inc., Erica School. Because of my
successfully graduated devotion to the program,
from Frederick Douglass I took on the role of “in-
High School and Hampton house seamstress” for
University. She is currently the graduating seniors. I
William J. Stanley III, FAIA, NOMAC, Founder and Principal for Design, Stanley, Love-Stanley, P.C.
Former President, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
It is an absolute joy to invaluable lessons on Atlanta, the scouting
work with The B.E.S.T. how to improvise, we staff and the 100’s
Academy’s Troop 100. As create elaborate spreads. administrative team.
a former Explorer Scout, I had the pleasure of Discipline, honor, esprit
I know from experience spearheading a drive de corps, teamwork and
how invigorating camping to purchase the Troop’s honesty are among the
can be. On camping trips, camping trailer and values we impart to the
I interact with the boys stock it with supplies. boys.
as the Trail Cook, training The vehicle and camping
the quartermaster corps equipment was procured
to plan, prepare and through personal
clean up after meals. donations from members
As the young men gain of 100 Black Men of
100 AcAdeMy (sAturdAy school) And fit for life fAMily fAir
The 100 Academy continued to serve • 10 parents participated as vendors provided fitness activities along
youth and families during the 2010 volunteers during Saturday School with health and wellness information
school year. This Saturday School sessions that included: college testing/
program remained another supplement • Parent Leadership Program remained scholarship information, yoga classes
to the Project Success student’s active and conducted parent and football drills for kids, safe-teen
education. About 50 middle and meetings during Saturday School driving simulation & education, healthy
high schools are represented by the • Home Ownership Program remained product sampling, health information and
students attending Saturday School active with 18 participants interactive batting cages, street hockey
and 8 colleges are represented by the • 121 visits by participants of the and basketball.
Collegiate 100 volunteers. It is during Parent Computer Literacy program
Saturday School that members offer 2010 Fit For Life Family Fair Milestones
educational mentoring and tutoring as
well as one-on-one sessions to track all The 2010 Fit For Life Family Fair was • 684 people attended the fair
seniors’ college preparatory progress. attended by youth ages 11-14 and (number was derived from
In addition to offering students a full mothers who were single parents community registration forms, Project
curriculum of classes, this program ranging in age 35-44. The fair provided Success sign-in sheets and B.E.S.T.
provided enrichment and empowerment needed services to households with Academy sports coaches)
courses during each session. annual incomes between $10,000 - • B.E.S.T. Academy coaches brought
$19,999. The goal was to provide a student teams to receive physicals
2010 Saturday School Youth & Family minimum of 500 participants with the • 220 students received free sports
Empowerment Milestones following free health services: sports physicals
• 7 outdoor environmental sessions physicals, vision screenings, hearing • Atlanta Football Classic and Fernbank
conducted with middle and high screenings, BMI screenings, blood Museum tickets were provided as
school students pressure screenings, diabetes check-ups prizes to attendees receiving health
and blood glucose screenings. A host of screenings
Garry A. Harris, President & CEO, HTS Enterprises, Executive Director,
Center for Sustainable Communities, 100 Member
I was given the on climate conditions.
opportunity to follow my The coursework has
passion to create SMART excited and engaged
Academy where young students and the SMART
kids could learn first-hand Academy model has
about math, science been established and is
energy and environmental transferrable to additional
studies. Our science locations.
projects included floating
payloads to the edge of
space, which collect data
John Price, President, Georgia Market, Aetna
Aetna greatly values and other conditions. At goals. Aetna has been
the strong relationship, our most recent town hall a proud Project Success
we’ve developed meeting, we explored sponsor since 2003.
with 100 Black Men of how reform legislation will
Atlanta, Inc. Together, change how health care is
we’ve sought solutions accessed and delivered,
to the many health and what effect that will
care challenges African have on the initiatives we
American people face in have both pursued. We
the Atlanta community, look forward to continued
including racial and ethnic collaboration with 100
disparities and increased Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
risk for obesity, diabetes to further advance these
Tara L. Shelton, K-5 Instructor - Heritage Academy Elementary School
Saturday School Instructor Since 2002
As an elementary curriculum. The goal is to
school teacher, I may ensure that all students
not often see the final are adequately prepared
success of my students. to matriculate to the
Working with 100 Black post-secondary level. I
Men of Atlanta, Inc.’s have witnessed countless
Project Success Program students graduate
has afforded me the and attend the finest
opportunity to see the institutions in the country.
final product. The program It is indeed an honor to
provides supplemental work with 100 Black Men
educational programs as they prepare our future
that enhance school leaders.
Formed in 1998, membership has grown • Hosted a
steadily and now includes students from “Conversation
Atlanta Technical College, Clark Atlanta Roundtable”
University, Emory University, Georgia at the 100 RLC
Institute of Technology, Georgia with 40 high
State University, Interdenominational school students
Theological Center, Morehouse College, to discuss the
and Spelman College. The Collegiate TV special “A
100’s commitment to the cycle of Conversation
mentoring was demonstrated in 2010 with President
at Saturday School, with B.E.S.T. Obama”
Academy’s Troop 100, and through • Held
volunteering at community outreach Informational
Collegiate 100 Successes for 2010
efforts during the Bank of America meetings on the Campuses of
Atlanta Football Classic. Expectations for Georgia State University, Georgia
• Inducted 45 new Collegiate
2010 included increased membership Institute of Technology, and
during Spring and Fall Induction
and visibility on college campuses, Morehouse College
Ceremonies, bringing total
continue mentoring Project Success • Served as mentors for the B.E.S.T.
membership to 69
students at Saturday School, and Academy Reading Program
• Completed 2,065 volunteer hours
demonstrate an increased knowledge of • Served as mentors for Troop 100 at
in support of 100 Black Men of
self and civic engagement. B.E.S.T. Academy
Atlanta, Inc.’s Project Success
• Received $40,000 in sponsorship
Program and community outreach
from State Farm Insurance Company
“We are an organization of leaders, founded by
leaders to attract and mobilize leaders to collectively
accomplish extraordinary outcomes.”
Milton H. Jones, Jr.
100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
Fantasia Moss, Senior, Hospitality Administration, Georgia State University,
Collegiate 100 Member
As a member of the to enter society as a
Collegiate 100, I have productive citizen and I
made lifelong bonds with am eternally grateful.
both the students in the
Project Success Program
as well as various
members and staff within
the organization. My
experience within the
100 Black Men has been
like no other. With the
opportunity to serve, and
be served, I am confident
Paul A. Duke, Jr., BA Economics/Urban Public Policy, Georgia State University,
Collegiate 100, Executive Board Member
Over the years that I have I’ve shared with some
been in the Collegiate, of the 100 Black Men
I have met numerous of Atlanta members
members who have will benefit me after
given me insight in the graduation as I further
professional world. I develop my marketing
have attained my AA in business and advance my
Business Administration career at Wells Fargo.
and will be graduating
from Georgia State with
a BA in Economics/Urban
Public Policy in May of
2011. The conversations
Christian Henley, Rising Junior, Morehouse College, Collegiate 100 V.P. of Outreach & Recruitment
The Collegiate 100, Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
supporting the work and The Collegiate 100
of 100 Black Men of continue their history of
Atlanta, Inc., has truly uplifting, educating and
exhibited dedication to empowering youth.
a cause. Never before
have I been as excited
and encouraged to be a
part of an organization.
It is because the 100 is
driven by the success of
the people they serve.
It is my hope that 100
AtlAntA footBAll clAssic coMMunity outreAch
2010 College Fair
The mission and Project Success cause
have been supported by a football
game for over two decades. Leadership
demonstrated by the 100, game
partners, sponsors and volunteers have
grown exponentially. The impact to the
local economy over the years includes
millions of dollars generated along
with community services that provided
generational benefits. The Atlanta
Football Classic continued its history
of serving the Atlanta community in
2010 with the annual Job Fair, College
Fair, Health Fair, Town Hall Meeting,
Collegiate Symposium, and the parade
down Peachtree Street celebrating
excellence in academic achievement.
Many partners support this event each Invitational and Showcase created
year, and in 2010 partners provided a venue for students from across the
additional outreach services. The state to display robotics leadership.
Bank of America Financial Fitness Fair All Atlanta Football Classic Community
demonstrated leadership with a day- Outreach events were free and open to
long interactive educational experience the public.
and the Georgia Power Robotics
“Leadership is the guidance and inspiration that
serves to inspire a vision. Hence, it is exceedingly more
encompassing than that of providing management to
achieve goals and objectives.”
Walter R. Jacobs, Jr., Ed.D.
Project Success Consultant
The 100 and Bank of America provided • Money Management – Education
an educational venue with interactive on Bank of America’s online money
learning and subject matter experts management tools
who addressed very real issues and • Educational literature – Financial
concerns, up close and personal. All pocket guides
of the free events aligned with the • Financial Trivia Game – Interactive
100’s holistic approach to serving the
experience that educated
community. The purpose of the fair
was to address four major financial participants and awarded prizes
areas impacting families in the Atlanta • Follow Up – Appointments were
community, and the country as a whole. set up for all individuals requiring
Four interactive booths were staffed extensive assistance
by financial experts who discussed
extremely relevant and timely issues. The Financial Fitness Fair during the
Classic weekend provided education
2010 Financial Fitness Fair presented by directly to consumers and its delivery
Bank of America components: method addressed all adult learning
• Credit Management – Building
credit score, changes in legislation
• Home Loans – Navigating the
process, refinancing loans
• Savings – Tools for better
Geri Thomas, Georgia Market President, Bank of America
Bank of America how to earn, save,
understands that good spend, budget, invest
financial management and manage credit.
is more important than Our commitment to
ever, as individuals empowering individuals
and communities face stems from a longstanding
uncertain economic times. belief that the health
Through our financial of our business is
literacy programs, intrinsically linked to the
we invest in financial economic success of our
education for youth to communities.
help create a generation
of young people with
an understanding of
roBotics inVitAtionAl The inaugural 100 Classic Robotics Showcase and Invitational presented by Georgia Power
took place on September 24, 2010. The purpose was to celebrate and highlight 11 new Robotics Teams that were developed during the
100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.’s 2010 “Summer of Invention and Innovation.” While this event showcased student teams and recognizing
coaches, it more importantly displayed their commitment to engineering, math, science and technology. The Invitational was a tremendous
success and attracted 20 teams and 602 participants. FIRST Tech, FIRST Robotics, and VEX Challenge were the areas showcased. The 100
Classic Robotics Showcase and Invitational proudly hosted participants from across the southeast region including Georgia TECH’s College of
Computing, FAMU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Spelman’s Department of Computer and Information Science.
Richard L. Holmes, Sr. Vice President, Metro Atlanta Region, Georgia Power Company
Georgia Power also build a well-trained, career opportunities
understands that motivated workforce; in science, technology,
education directly impacts thereby, ensuring a engineering and math.
the quality of life and sound economic future for
economic opportunities Georgia. Georgia Power
within our state. Since is also pleased to be the
its inception in 1987, presenting sponsor of 100
Project Success has Black Men of Atlanta’s
had a 100 percent high Project Success Robotics
school graduation rate. Team since 2006, a
Programs like Project program designed to
Success not only improve encourage young people
graduation rates but to pursue education and
celeBrAte heAlth celeBrAte liVing fAir Another successful health fair during the Atlanta Football Clas-
sic weekend resulted in 1,400 screenings including: dental exams, blood & glucose screenings, and blood pressure exams. Vouchers for
prostate cancer screenings, exercise demos, healthy cooking demos, product sampling and prizes made up the free health services that were
open to the general public. Sponsored by Abbott, the 2010 Health Fair included the following vendors: American Kidney Fund, American
Red Cross, Amerigroup, Bank of America, Be the Match/National Bone Marrow Donor Program, Black Coaches Association, Center Helping
Obesity in Children End Successfully, Close the Gap/U.S. Army, Diabetes Association of Atlanta, Fulton County Department of Health & Well-
ness, Georgia Lions Lighthouse (Vision), Georgia Medical Care Foundation, Georgia Perimeter College Department of Hygiene, Peach State
Health, Right at Home, Sickle Cell Foundation of GA, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Georgia Department of Community Health, Perimeter Medical
Associates and V-103.
AtlAntA footBAll clAssic JoB fAir The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) sponsored the annual AFC
Job Fair, providing 1,400 participants the opportunity to meet with 57 hiring companies. Onsite interviews were conducted by city, state
and federal employers with positions for immediate hire. This community outreach initiative only required participants to register with the
GDOL online prior to the event or at the door.
PArtnershiPs & collABorAtions
With the support of 2010 partners, the 100 was able to enhance services
across all program categories. Expanded activities, special courses and
summer workshops were available through the 100 Resource Learning
Center. Ongoing partnerships and collaborations allowed the 100 to
continue serving youth throughout the school year and during the summer
with a growing robotics program. When most youth programs were
eliminating services due to the downturn in the economy, 100 Black Men of
Atlanta, Inc., with the support of dedicated sponsors, was able to deliver
scholarship dollars and added services to more youth and families.
“Good leaders manage risks and alter futures. It’s as
simple as that!”
Erroll B. Davis, Jr.
University System of Georgia
The 100 Resource Learning Center (100 RLC) experienced a tremendous growth in the number of student visits in 2010. Project
Success student visits totaled 2,781 vs. 1,957 visits in 2009. Guest student visits totaled 993 vs. 588 over the previous year.
Usage by other visitors included: 121 Project Success parent visits and 60 Collegiate 100 visits. Resource Learning Center
hours of operation were maintained (Monday – Friday, 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm) throughout the school year. Expanded services
included Post-Secondary Prep Workshops during the summer of 2010, a High School Readiness Program held for rising 9th
graders, and the implementation of the 100 Scholarship Academy.
Najiyah McKinney, Project Success Phase IV Scholar; Booker T. Washington High School Class
of 2011; 2011 Posse Foundation Scholar
When I entered the eighth ACT classes, scholarship Resource Learning Center,
grade, I was offered the information, and writing I was blessed to receive
opportunity to become a assistance. As a result, I a Posse Scholarship,
100 Black Men of Atlanta, am currently in the top ten which provides four-year
Project Success Scholar. As percent of my class. My tuition assistance totaling
I became affiliated with participation at the 100 $138,000. I will be
the program, I learned we RLC even afforded me the attending The College of
were required to visit the opportunity to attend the Wooster (Ohio).
100 Resource Learning 100 Black Men of America,
Center weekly. Here I Inc. National Conferences
completed homework, in Florida in 2008 and
research studies and 2010 as well as in New
special projects. 100 RLC York in 2009. With the
services also include SAT/ help offered in the 100
The 2010 Golf Classic yielded $162,800 for Project Success. Bank of America contributing $50,000 to Project Success
during the 2010 AFC.
With a commitment for educating young people and
assisting them to fulfill their dreams, 100 Black Men of
Atlanta, Inc. in partnership with State Farm, produced
the African American Scholarship Directory. In an effort
to make the process of searching and securing scholar-
ships easier, this national directory of scholarships was
made available free of charge, throughout the United
States through the State Farm Agent network. The 84
page directory provided alphabetical listings of scholar-
ships and fellowships with corresponding application
criteria, dollar values, deadlines and the organization’s
website. Scholarships were grouped by undergradu-
ate scholarships and graduate fellowships. More than
30,000 copies were distributed.
James C. Tolliver, General Manager – Georgia/Alabama, MillerCoors
MillerCoors has been maximized the funds
a partner with 100 we have contributed.
Black Men of Atlanta for In addition, 100 Black
many years. The 100 Men of Atlanta provide
Black Men of Atlanta a unique vehicle that
are pacesetters among allows MillerCoors to stay
organizations supporting in touch with the local
their community, so we community.
could not ask for a better
partner. Given the results
of Project Success, it’s
safe to say, 100 Black
Men of Atlanta have truly
The 100 (Organization) began securing annual audits in 1993. 2010 saw
the Organization receive an unqualified opinion for the eighteenth consecu-
The Organization did an effective job of continuing to manage through the
economic slow down through cost containment and maintaining the estab-
lished revenue streams.
Additionally, receivables pledged from members, along with philanthrophic
donations were used to reduce the Organization’s outstanding mortgage on
its headquarter’s program center. The organization also paid off the out-
standing line of credit.
The year in review shows net assets have increased as a result of current
operations. Net assets are as follows:
Cash & Cash Equivalents $ 576,499 $ 545,162
Accounts Receivable 254,507 338,832
Net Promises To Give 890,767 1,002,463
Prepaid Expenses 75,537 95,075
Long Term Investments 547,758 544,816
Property and Equipment, Net 3,594,942 3,800,724
$ 5,940,010 $ 6,327,072
Accounts Payable $ 591,687 $ 336,559
Line of Credit 350,000
Promises Made 343,716 263,621
Deferred Revenue 55,090 63,548
Mortgage Payable 1,775,217 2,287,762
Net Assets 3,174,300 3,025,582
$ 5,940,010 $ 6,327,072
Although 2010 posed difficult economic times, the Organization remained
committed to its mission by providing support, improving the quality of life for
African Americans and youth in particular, throughout the Atlanta community.
The focus of the Organization continues to be on mentoring, hands-on
initiatives related to education, and economic empowerment.
For fiscal year 2010, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. received over $5 million
in revenues to support the Organization’s mission. This is a decrease of
approximately 9% over 2009. This decrease is primarily attributed to a
decline in the amount of in-kind event revenues received.
The primary highlights among the overall revenue streams are as follows:
Special Events $ 2,997,284 $ 3,060,400
In-Kind Revenues 293,937 852,512
Member Contributions 282,362 270,523
Corporate 1,366,023 1,202,691
Individuals/Others 24,337 29,586
Investment Return 64,017 114,693
$ 5,027,960 $ 5,530,405
Expenditure usage during 2010 & 2009 is as follows:
Program Services $ 2,415,804 $ 2,760,428
Special Events 1,556,990 1,462,630
In-Kind Expenditures(Events) 253,494 469,713
Fundraising 95,058 106,445
Management & General 557,896 542,647
$ 4,879,242 $ 5,341,863
Note: The 2010 Audited Financial Statements are available upon request.
2010 MAJOR SPONSORS, DONORS, GRANTORS,
$500,000 - $1,000,000 EMC2 Jackmont Hospitality, Inc.
Bank of America Ernst & Young, LLP Milton H. Jones, Jr.
Georgia Black United Fund The Benoit Group
Georgia Dome The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta
$200,000 - $499,999 Gourmet Services of Louisiana, Inc. United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta
100 Black Men of Atlanta Members
John and Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. VITEC
Georgia Power Company
Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. Wayne E. Copper
Newell Rubbermaid Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign
Price Gilbert Jr. Charitable Fund
$75,000 - $199,999 SunTrust Bank Trusteed Foundation $500 - $999
Aetna, Inc. Harriet McDaniel Marshall Trust Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Atlanta
Allstate Foundation The Coca-Cola Company Coleman-Buffaloe Scholarship Fund
Allstate Insurance The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc. Damien Grant D.D.S., LLC
Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Company Edward W. Bowen
David, Helen and Marian Woodward
Enterprise Leasing Company of Georgia LLC
$5,000 - $9,999 Fifth Third Bank
Aflac Freeman Decorating
R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation
Anheuser-Busch, Inc. James C. Tolliver
Coca-Cola Bottling Company Jim Winestock
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
H. J. Russell & Company Leggett & Platt CVP Group/Elliott Lyons
The Kendeda Fund
Help Is On The Way, Inc. System 5 Electronics
Liquid Soul Media Wellpoint Foundation Associate Giving
McMaster-Carr Supply Company Campaign
$50,000 - $74,999 Pfizer, Inc.
Lockheed Martin Rainforest Films, Inc.
Tull Charitable Foundation, Inc. Real Times, Inc.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Soji Tinubu
Speedway Children’s Charities
$25,000 - $49,999 Steven A. Patten
Abbott Laboratories The Law Office of Willie C. Adams, PC
Georgia-Pacific Foundation, Inc. Troutman Sanders LLP
Ida Alice Ryan Charitable Trust United Distributors
MARTA Wal*Mart Stores / Sam’s Club
Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc.
SunTrust Foundation $1,000 - $4,999
The Home Depot Alloy, Inc.
The Rich Foundation, Inc. American Family Insurance Company
The Vasser Woolley Foundation, Inc. Anatek, Inc.
Toshiba Business Solutions ARD Logistics-Alabama LLC
U. S. Army Arlette D. Guthrie
Atlanta Black McDonald’s Operators
$10,000 - $24,999 Association
100 Black Men of America, Inc. Audria B. King
AGL Resources Private Foundation Bank of America United Way
Black Coaches & Administrators Sports Billye S. Aaron
Properties Crown Automotive Systems, LLC
Comcast Foundation Edmond Jones Lindsay, LLP
Club of Hearts, Inc. Georgia Dome
Effective Network Solutions
100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. – 2010 Membership
Milton H. Jones, Jr., Chairman
Henry L. Aaron Darrell A. Fitzgerald, FAIA, LEED AP Norman J. Johnson, Ph.D. H. Jerome Russell, Jr.
Mark C. Adams Robert D. Flanigan, Jr. Roger D. Johnson Michael B. Russell
Richmond N. Aggrey Edsel W. Flowers Tony R. Johnson Napoleon B. Rutledge, Jr., CPA
William A. Alexander, M.D. George S. Forrest Milton V. Jones David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.
Stephen J. Alford Robert M. Franklin, Jr., Ph.D. Reuben D. Jones Steven M. Simmons
L. Vernon Allwood, Ph.D. Rick A. Frazier Waymon E. Jones David L. Simpson, Jr.
Michael K. Anderson Ronald J. Freeman, Sr., Esq. T. Wayne Kauffman Frank B. Ski
Rochester “Rock” Anderson, Jr. Sheldon L. Gathers, MBA Gregory A. Kearney, II J. Horatio Smith, II, M.D., F.A.C.C.
George G. Andrews Albert A. George, II Charles J. Kelley Steven W. Smith, Sr.
Alfred Baker Gerard G. Gibbons Henry A. Kelly, CPA Wilfred “Tyrone” Smith
Kerry L. Bass Hon. Ural D. Glanville Kenneth Kelly Jesse J. Spikes, Esq.
Samuel Bell, Jr. Frank Glover, Sr., Ph.D. Albert L. Kemp, Esq. Thomas E. Stallworth, Jr.
Thomas L. Bess Sr. Wayne C. Golden Jesse W. Killings William J. Stanley, III, FAIA, NOMAC
Isaac Blythers Nathaniel R. Goldston, III Brian A. King, Sr. Cecil A. Sterrod, CPA
Derek W. Bottoms, Esq. Eddie F. Grant William Lamar, Jr. G. Brady Stringer, Ph.D., CBM, CMC
Edward W. Bowen, Jr., Esq. Howard W. Grant, Ph.D. William T. Lampley Walter W. Sullivan, Ph.D.
Charles T. Brant, Esq. John T. Grant, Jr. William A. Lester, III Ozell Sutton
John W. Brewer, Jr. R. Damien Grant, D.D.S. Milton J. Little, Jr. Michael E. Tabb
Garry W. Bridgeman Keith J. Green Morris O. Little, Jr. Esq. Jerry Thomas, Jr., Esq.
Carlton E. Brown, Ed.D. Kenneth A. Green, Sr. Samuel L. Lott Ronald S. Thomas, CIC, AAI
Eric L. Brown, M.D. Ernest L. Greer, Esq. Leroy Loving, Jr., D.D.S., M.D. William L. “T” Thompson, Esq.
George A. Brown José R. Greer Ronald E. Mabra Adeoye “Soji” Tinubu, P.E.
Wendell H. Brown, Sr. Ramon Gregory James E. Mallard James C. Tolliver
John H. Bryant Robert G. Haley Marvin C. Mangham, Jr. Adewale Troutman, M.D., Ph.D.
Gordon O. Bussey, Jr. Darin C. Hall Brandon F. Marzo, Esq. Cyril J. Turner
D. Everett Butler, II Woodrow A. Hall Carlton A. Masters Dwayne L. Turner, D.D.S., MBA
Jerome J. Byers, II Garfield A. Hammonds, Jr. John E. Maupin, Jr., D.D.S. Isiah Turner, Jr.
Alfred M. Byrd Marc J. Harrigan, M.D. Cornell McBride, Sr. Clint Walker
Richard H. Byrd Garry A. Harris Reuben R. McDaniel, III William O. Walker, P.C.
Leonard P. Chambliss, Jr. Niles D. Harris William B. McQueen, Ph.D. William “Sonny” Walker
Marquette Chester Gregory L. Hawkins Daniel R. Meachum, Esq. Felker W. Ward, III
Clemons H. Childs Shun T. Haynes Larry J. Mims Felker W. Ward, Jr.
Jeremy Clark, Sr. Dwayne E. Heard Ceasar C. Mitchell, Esq. Edward Washington
Willie H. Clemons, Ph.D. L. Dean Heard Harold E. Mitchell, Jr. Willie A. Watkins
Harry L. Coaxum Paul H. Hewitt Clyde E. Mize, Jr., Esq. John J. Webb
Malcomb D. Coley, CPA Jesse Hill, Jr. Juan H. Montier, III William A. Whipple, Jr., CFA, CTP, CM
Millard J. Collier, Jr., M.D. M. Hakim Hilliard, Esq. Joseph L. Moore Harry J. White
William A. Cooper, M.D. H. Eric Hilton, Esq. Rodney G. Moore, Esq. Rodney W. Whitmore
Wayne E. Copper John S. Hix, Jr. Chef Tony R. Morrow Daniel J. Whitner, Jr., D.D.S.
Delmar L. Corbin Ernest M. Hodge Marvin A. Moss, M.Div. Tirrell D. Whittley
Thomas F. Cuffie, Esq. Joseph I. Hoffman, Jr., M.D. Donald K. Murphy, CPA Cassius L. Williams, Sr.
Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Richard L. Holmes Edwin Neal, CPA Michael D. Williams
Benjamin R. DeCosta T. J. Holmes, Jr. Robert L. Nibbs, Jr. Clarence W. Williamson, Jr., CEDT
Hardy K. Dorsey, Sr. George B. Hopkins Sean C. Norman Brent L. Wilson, Esq.
Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. Paul L. Howard, Jr., Esq. Bobby L. Olive Jim Winestock
Curley M. Dossman, Jr. DeVon E. Hudson Michael R. Pack, P.E. Christopher C. Womack
Paul L. Douglass, M.D. James “Mac” Hunter, Esq. Travis T. Paige, D.D.S. Ronald D. Wood
Michael H. Dulan, Sr. Walter R. Huntley, Jr. Kenneth D. Parks Lionel Jé Woodyard
Titus D. Duncan, M.D., FACS Edward D. Irons, Ph.D. Steven A. Patten, M.D. Westley H. Workman, CPA
Alistair D. Edwards Booker T. Izell P. Andrew Patterson, Esq. Keith D. Wright, M.D.
Charles R. Edwards Birdel F. Jackson, III, P.E. Kenneth S. Payne Harold Wyatt
Christopher R. Edwards, M.D. Van K. Jakes, I Dennis E. Pemberton, Jr. Robert J. Yancy, Ph.D.
Monte A. Edwards Ronnie S. Jenkins Bernard M. Porché Tyrone V. Yarn
Steven Q. Edwards Charles S. Johnson, III Kenneth A. Powell Amb. Andrew J. Young
Brig. Gen. Norman L. Elliott, M.D. Gregory L. Johnson Albenny Price, D.C. Walter F. Young, D.D.S.
Marvin R. Ellison Khalil Johnson Marc A. Rawls, Esq.
Stephen A. Elmore, CPA, CBA Larry L. Johnson Hon. M. Kasim Reed, Esq.
Austin O. Esogbue, Ph.D. Lonnie G. Johnson Gary C. Richter, M.D.
Leroy W. Fails Hon. Michael D. Johnson, Esq. Michael R. Riggs
Dennis A. Felton Michael G. Johnson Ray M. Robinson
Board Of Directors 2010-2011
Chairman of the Board At-Large Directors
Milton H. Jones, Jr.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer – Blue Ridge Wendell H. Brown, Sr.
Holdings, Inc. Project Manager/Business Development – S L King &
Gregory L. Hawkins Michael H. Dulan, Sr.
Chief Executive Officer – SOAR Hospitality Group, LLC Retired Executive – Bank of America
Secretary Howard W. Grant, Ph.D.
Ernest L. Greer, Esq. Executive Director/Administrator – Atlanta Board of
Managing Shareholder – Greenberg Traurig Education
Treasurer Richard L. Holmes
Malcomb D. Coley, CPA Senior Vice President, Metro Atlanta Region – Georgia
Partner – Ernst & Young, LLP Power Company
Financial Secretary Jesse W. Killings
Marquette Chester Regional Manager, Northeast Metro Region – Atlanta
Managing Director, Public Funds - Invesco Gas Light
Parliamentarian William Lamar, Jr.
Albert L. Kemp, Jr., Esq. Retired Chief Marketing Officer – McDonald’s USA
President – Kemp Ali, P.C.
H. Jerome Russell, Jr.
Chaplain President – H.J. Russell & Company
Kenneth S. Payne
President & Chief Executive Officer – American Brent L. Wilson, Esq.
Brokerage Group, LLC Partner – Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson, LLP
Historian Jim Winestock
George B. Hopkins Senior Vice President – UPS (Retired)
Retired Executive – Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Corporation Chief Executive Officer - 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
John T. Grant, Jr.
Immediate Past President (ex-officio)
Darrell A. Fitzgerald, FAIA, LEED AP
Principal – Fitzgerald Collaborative
General Counsel (ex-officio)
J. Mac Hunter, Esq.
Partner - Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
100 BlAck Men of AtlAntA, inc. stAff/consultAnts
John T. Grant, Jr. - Chief Executive Officer
Hafsa Alwi - Office Assistant/Intern
Gloria S. Ellison – Special Events Director
Gwendolyn Ball Julien – Finance Manager
Karen D. Roberts – Office Manager
Ramon M. Singer – Programs Director
Kenya N. Summerour – Senior Programs Coordinator
Otis T. Threatt, Jr. – Sponsor Relations Manager
Jetta V. Winkfield – Executive Assistant to the C.E.O.
Hillarie K. Wise – 100 Volunteer Coordinator & Collegiate 100 Advisor
Walter R. Jacobs, Ph.D. – Programs Consultant
Fredrick D. Parham – 100 Resource Learning Center Coordinator
Bart Sudderth – Robotics Alliance Coordinator
Don Whitley – It/AV Consultant
Editorial Directors | Milton H. Jones, Jr. and John T. Grant, Jr.
Creative Director & Managing Editor | Telain Ware, MCOA, Inc.
Assistant Managing Editor | Karen D. Roberts
Program Reporting | Kenya N. Summerour
Finance Manager | Gwen Ball Julien
Independent Auditors | Banks, Finley, White & Company
Art Director & Graphic Designer | Brian Young, Young Design
Photography | Horace Henry Photography; Kat Cudoco
Photography; WET Photography; Level 8 Productions
Project Success Results
2010 Results for Project Success Phase IV
100% high school graduation rate
100% of those graduates were accepted to post-secondary institutions
96% of those graduates attended post-secondary institutions
82% attended 4-year colleges
6% attended 2-year colleges
4% joined the military
8% joined the workforce
“From what we get, we can make a living; what we
give, however, makes a life.”
- Arthur Ashe
100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
241 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30303-1423
100 Resource Learning Center (RLC) &
100 Robotics Training Center (RTC)
241 Peachtree Street, NE, 2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday
3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Parent Computer Classes
Wednesdays – 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Education Enrichment Empowerment