Entergy Corp. donated a $25,000 program grant to the New York Chapter of 100 Black Men with a $25,000 program grant. “In keeping with our mission of improving the quality of life for African Americans we are proud to partner with organizations, like 100 Black Men, who are supportive of our goals,” states Kenneth Theobalds, vice president of government affairs, Entergy. “Our goals include engaging today’s youth in programs that address environmental issues locally and globally.”
Funding is critical for developing and implementing effective programs. The $25,000 grant demonstrates Entergy’s commitment to continue delivering important programs to communities of color. Entergy has partnered with 100 Black Men on a variety of impactful programs and initiatives including New York’s Eagle Academy.
“We appreciate and respect the – sincere partnership – with Entergy, they understand the importance of what we do in the community,” says, Dr. Marshall Johnson, president, New York Chapter of 100 Black Men. “This grant will assist us in providing programs that give back to our youth and empower our communities.”
In 1963, the organization was formed in New York when a group of concerned African American men began to meet to explore ways of improving conditions in their community. The group eventually adopted the name, “100 Black Men, Inc.” as a sign of solidarity. These men envisioned an organization that would implement programs designed to improve the quality of life for African Americans and other minorities. The founders were successful black men from various walks of life. These visionaries were business and industry leaders such as David Dinkins, Robert Mangum, Dr. William Hayling, Nathaniel Goldston III, Livingston Wingate, Andrew Hatcher, and Jackie Robinson.