Actor Blair Underwood with guest, and Philip Banks, Jr., President of The One Hundred Black Men, Inc.
By Isseu Diouf Campbell
The One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York City hosted “A Commitment to Excellence” 32nd Annual Benefit Gala, on Thursday, February 23, in the New York Hilton Mercury Ballroom. The benefit awards dinner honored five of the country’s most dynamic civic and business leaders: Cheryl McKissack Daniel, President & CEO, McKissack & McKissack, with the Trailblazer Award; Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President & CEO, TIAA-CREF with the Global Economic Achievement Award; Michelle Y. Lee, EVP, Northeast Region President, Community Banking, Wells Fargo with the Corporate Achievement Award; Mike Muse, CEO, Muse Recordings with the Artistic Achievement Award; and Dennis Walcott, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education with the Educational Champion Award. One Hundred Black Men, Inc of New York was founded in 1963 by a group of successful African Americans. The organization’s service projects focus on mentoring, education, health and wellness, and economic development.
Photos of the event