Chairman of the Board
Kevin A. Gooch
Holland & Knight LLP

Keith I. Millner
Managing Partner/Co-Founder
Coaching Catalyst, LLC

Wayne L. Pleasant, Jr.
Associate Director, Technology
Protiviti LLC

Delvin L. Walker
President & CEO
Buildmasters, Inc.

Financial Secretary
Arthur L. Mills, IV
Founder & President
Mills Management Group

Sean C. Norman
Northwest Atlanta Housing
& Economic Development

Miguel S. Lloyd
Lloyd Media Group

Justin Triplett
Founder & CEO
Cloud IX Concepts

Immediate Past President
Larry L. Johnson
Retired IBM Senior Executive

Executive Director/COO
Louis E. Negrón, Sr.

At-Large Directors

Sidney D. Barron
General Manager
Bentley Atlanta

Winston K. Carhee, Jr., DC
Founder and Director
Doctor of Chiropractic
Pain 2 Wellness Center, L.L.C.

Thomas W. Dortch, III
Vice President
TWD, Inc.

Curley M. Dossman, Jr.
Georgia-Pacific Foundation

Norman L. Elliott, M.D.
Physician/Medical Director
Atlanta Gastroenterology
Associates/Midtown Atlanta

Aaron N. Swain, President
Columbia Residential Property
Management, LLC

Brannigan Thompson, sPHR, Cpp
SVP, Head of Organizational and
Voya Financial

Elliott Turé
Project Manager, ITIL

Robert J. Yancy, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Kennesaw University

Greetings to All:

They say that “necessity is the mother of invention”. As we all know, 2020 was a year filled with uncertainty, fear,anxiety, grief and the complete disruption of society as we’ve come to know it. At the outset, 2020 looked like it was going to be the year of clarity of our mission and expansion of our in-person programs. But before the first quarter came to an end, the vision blurred leaving many of our families mentally strained, beloved lives lost in the wake of the pandemic and many organizations scrambling to evolve in ways to ensure survival. Many families were thrust into economic hardships never seen before as a result of the disruption caused by the global pandemic. Hand-in-hand with the global health pandemic, our country had to face the ugliness of systemic racism, police brutality and racial injustice as the world watched. For the 100 Black Men of Atlanta (100 BMOA), we knew that the moment called for our leadership and renewed commitment to our students, their families and this community that we served. We boldly leaned into the moment and accepted the challenge to do more!

I am so proud of how our community rallied together with a plan of action providing mentorship, resources and support to the communities that we serve. The results are nothing shy of phenomenal. Here are just a few highlights:

  • We awarded more than $160,000 in scholarships and other academic support to students in our programs.
  • We were able to shift our Saturday School online and offer tutoring, coaching and mentoring four Saturdays a month virtually to approximately 75 students every week. We provided our scholars with virtual college tours and field trips to sites like Plant Vogtle and the City of Atlanta Water Treatment facility. Additionally, we provided leadership training through our virtual “Let’s Talk Leadership” series as well as weekly mentoring sessions virtually with men on one day and women on another day.
  • The Robotics Alliance excelled by continuing our STEM education programs virtually and was recognized with the “Thomas J. Moran” Award for non-profit program of the year by Mutual of America.
  • We continued our Career Pipeline Program, which is a ten-week training and internship program to assist our high potential college students in developing the “soft skills” necessary to be successful in the workforce.
  • We started our social justice program entitled “Operation Community Uplift” culminating in several listening sessions with our young people, several mental health seminars, the first ever 100 Day at the Capitol featuring Governor Brian Kemp and a Civic Engagement Seminar featuring Congresswoman Nikema Williams.
  • In partnership with Goodr, The Mabra Firm, Protiviti, Dr. Winston Carhee and the Emerging 100 of Atlanta, we distributed more than $20,000 in meals, gift cards and groceries to hundreds of families in our programs and community during these challenging times.From Project Success and B.E.S.T. Academy to the Career Pipeline program, the stories of success go on and on. More highlights inside the report.If you want to know how we did it, the answer is we chose to innovate and shift our focus instead of losing it. Yes, there were circumstances we could not control, but inside those circumstances were opportunities to be champions for our scholars in spite of the challenges. With the help of our greater community including you, we rose to the occasion and we simply figured it out because living the mission of improving the quality of life for our scholars superseded everything else. The results turned a year of social distancing into the year of virtual victory!


In tuition assistance to students attending post-secondary institutions
Cumulative Scholarship Awards
Youth Impacted

High School Graduation Rate

Post Secondary Institution attendance

Project Success Program Retention

In Financial assistance per student
Cumulative Scholar GPA

College Bound Graduates

Have Been Accepted to their First School of Choice

Are HOPE Scholarship eligible


230 students impacted through program initiatives Pathways of Developmental Success, My Brothers Keeper. Emerging 100 and Collegiate 100 served as mentors

90% attendance rate

3.0 average GPA maintained

0 discipline related issues


Provided instruction to more than 200+ students

Exposure to 6,000 students under 100 Scholars Robotics Alliance’s FIRST LEGO League (FLL)

Participated in (6) leagues Participated in (1) FIRST Robotics State Competition

200+ students participated in Georgia Power 100 Scholars Robotics Alliance FIRST Lego League Expansion Project

89 students from 6 states attended the virtual Georgia Power 11th Annual Robotics Showcase & Invitational


250+ svolunteer hours

Formed 3 campus-based Chapters of Collegiate 100 (Morehouse College, Georgia State University, Oglethorpe University, Spellman College)

46 undergraduate, male and female students make up our Collegiate 100 Network


A cohort of 26 students completed the program from 5 universities (Spelman College, Morehouse College, Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, and Clark Atlanta University)

More than 45% of students were initially offered an internship (7 were either postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19)

Project Success

Through Project Success, a nationally recognized post- secondary preparation, tuition assistance and mentoring program, 100 Black Men of Atlanta offers tuition-based scholarships to Atlanta Public Schools (APS) students.

B.E.S.T. Academy

The Best Engineering, Science and Technology (B.E.S.T.) Academy is part of Atlanta Public Schools (APS). In a single-gender environment for grades 6-12, B.E.S.T. Academy students learn the power of collaboration and are empowered to be college and career ready.

100 Scholars Robotics Alliance

Acting as the STEM component of 100 Black Men of Atlanta’s Project Success program, 100 Scholars Robotics Alliance exposes underserved elementary, middle and high school youth to the world of robotics and opens the doors to careers in technology, innovation and invention.

Career Pipeline Program

Leveraging the expertise of members and partners, the Career Pipeline is a year-round program that helps college students develop their unique gifts and talents into marketable and successful careers.

Emerging 100®

The Atlanta Chapter of Emerging 100® acts as positive role models supporting 100 Black Men of Atlanta with initiatives that develop social, emotional and educational needs of youth involved in the organization’s programs.

Collegiate 100®

The Collegiate 100® is a campus-based student organization that supports the programs and services of 100 Black Men of Atlanta. The primary purpose of the Collegiate 100 is to provide one-on-one and group mentoring to students making the transition from high school to college.

100 Scholars Robotics Alliance

The 100 Scholars Robotics Alliance received the highly competitive Mutual of America’s Thomas J. Moran award for its work with preparing students of color to excel in STEM disciplines. The award includes a $100,000 grant and filmingof an award video. In addition, the 100 Scholars hosted a virtual Robotics Showcase Invitational with more than 50 students.

Nissan Resume Challenge

During the January 2020 Nissan Next Gen Summit, students from six cities across the country (including twelve 100BMOA scholars) met with Nissan leadership, Tennessee Titan leaders and had the chance to meet Titan alumni including Kevin Dyson, Blaine Bishop and Chris Sanders. Students were selected by school recommendation and through rigorous 100 Black Men of America interview processes.

Virtual Tours

Thanks to 100BMOA members, the Class of 2020 seniors were not deprived of the college tours experience. Scholars participated in virtual tours of Samford University, Princeton University and UGA. Additionally, students were treated with virtual trips to the Georgia Power Vogtle Plant and the Naval Academy.

Virtual Graduation

The Class of 2020 would not be denied graduation because of separation. 100 BMOA hosted a virtual graduation ceremony for the graduating class. The celebration included an inspiring commencement message from motivational speaker and author, Dr. Eric Thomas, senior class banners at B.E.S.T. Academy/Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy compliments of 100 BMOA and Emerging 100 members along with a virtual prom hosted by Streetz 94.5.

More Virtual Victories

Our scholars needed mentors and support. We leaned in and hosted:

  • Virtual training sessions for 100 Robotics Alliance utilizing FIRST computer-aided resources
  • Virtual Talk Up Tuesdays at Washington High School
  • Virtual My Brother’s Keeper Wednesday Sessions
  • Virtual Emerging 100 Character Development Mentoring Sessions
  • Single gender Collegiate 100 Mentoring Sessions – Males (Tues.) Females (Thurs.)

More than 100 students attended these sessions weekly.

Collegiate 100® Induction Ceremony

Talk about leaning in! There were 22 students inducted into the Collegiate 100® program during the 2020 Induction Ceremony.

Fresh cuts all around for Collegiate 100® students courtesy of the Atlanta Hawks during HBCU Night at the Hawks game.

The Oglethorpe Chapter raised $1,300 to donate to Nourish Hope, a non-profit food pantry in Clayton, GA

B.E.S.T. Academy

Congratulations to the B.E.S.T. Academy Swim team placing 3rd in the APS Championship Swim Meet.

Conversation with Dr. Lonnie Johnson

The 100BMOA had the opportunity to hear from the great Dr. Lonnie Johnson, former Air Force and NASA engineer who invented the extremely popular Super Soaker, and were then treated to robotic demonstrations from this year’s class of future engineers.

Entrepreneurial POD at RICE

Scholars had a chance to lean in to the knowledge from Jerome Russell, president of H.J. Russell & Company during the Entrepreneurial POD at Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE)

100 Golf Classic

Nothing goes better with golf than giving back. The 22nd Annual 100 Golf Classic was a sell out! It included 18 holes of golf, a silent auction, a golf clinic presented by Home Depot and so much more. Funds raised benefited Project Success.

Help Around the Holidays

Although Thanksgiving and Christmas are traditionally seasons of family gatherings and celebrations, these holidays can also be a financial strain for some. The 100 Black Men of Atlanta stood in the financial gap for families over the holidays blessing nearly 200 families with a little extra jingle in their pockets, food in their fridges and even gifted them with some reading the mind with a copy of The Flight to Excellence by member, William T. Thompson.

100 BMOA

Mr. Bart, Coach Tucker, and Dr. Lonnie Johnson, along with far too many mentors and students to name here, have made a permanent impact on the lives of those in our family. We are affectionately known as the Saafirs and have felt at home at the Johnson STEM and Activity Center (JSAC) ever since the first day we stepped foot through the door. Mr. Bart gave us one of his from-the-heart tours of the facility, and thereafter, we intuitively knew that we were in the right place.

Our four sons have been matriculating through the various STEM and FIRST programs offered through the 100 SRA since September of 2014. The eldest, Malik, is scheduled to graduate from college this May. He was a part of the 100 SRA FTC and FRC teams for three consecutive years during his high school years and has since come back to help with annual events hosted by the 100 SRA. Saleem, our second oldest, is a graduating high school senior heading to college in the fall. He has been a part of the 100 SRA FTC and FRC teams for the past five years. Our third son, Salahuddin, is a high school sophomore and has moved from the 100 SRA FLL team to the FTC and FRC teams. Quadir, the youngest, started out in the stroller at JSAC but is now a confident sixth grader and a part of the 100 SRA FLL team. They have each had the benefit of watching each other grow and develop through the programs.

“I am filled with unspeakable joy and gratitude when I consider how our sons have grown, and are continuing to grow, in large part from the experiences they have had with 100 SRA over the years.”

I am filled with unspeakable joy and gratitude when I consider how our sons have grown, and are continuing to grow, in large part from the experiences they have had with 100 SRA over the years. Dr. Johnson, Mr. Bart, and Mr. Tucker set a strong example of what it means to work hard and give back to the community with great passion and zeal. They are changing lives one student at a time. Our sons are not only learning about building and programming robots, practicing teamwork, and representing themselves and the alliance in the larger world, but most importantly, they are seeing firsthand how to give of themselves to those coming behind them. Furthermore, they are learning to see success and failure as two sides of the same coin. I realize with zero uncertainty that the Creator guided our family to become a part of the 100 SRA, and I am forever grateful.

Afua Saafir

We are well-positioned for the future because of the investments made in our organization over the past two years and because of our ability to be great stewards through a pandemic. With all of the things 2020 took from us, it also taught us a few things that will propel us into an even brighter future.

Our organization learned how to reach more people in very efficient ways utilizing virtual platforms. As the pandemic begins to wane and the expectation of reuniting face-to-face is realized, we will continue utilizing virtual platforms to expand our reach and impact across Atlanta and into the broader region through programming around leadership training, thought leadership panels, social justice initiatives and other community building activities.

For 35 years, this organization has focused on mentoring, education, enrichment and empowerment because building community with our young peopleisourlifeblood.Theresulthas been nearly $350,000 in scholarships and other academic assistance for our scholars. Looking ahead, we will be working with our partners to take the next step of preparing our young people to enter the workforce through our Career Pipeline Program. This ten- week training program prepares our students with the soft skills necessary to be successful in the workplace. Our goal is to ultimately connect our students with valuable internships.

We fully support the incredible opportunities our young people have to participate in the tech revolution. Therefore, we will continue to expand our STEM exposure and education programs through the 100 Robotics Alliance and our new partnership with Microsoft, which will ensure that

BEST Academy has a computer science curriculum going forward.

For our students interested in an entrepreneurial journey, we have created resources to prepare them for the entrepreneurs’ path and leadership on our YouTube channel.

From an organizational standpoint, we recently hired Louis E. Negrón, Sr. as our Executive Director and adopted a new strategic plan with the support of EY-Parthenon, Ernst & Young’s global strategy consulting arm. In the months and years ahead, we will leverage his leadership and the skills of his diverse and talented team as well as our board and membership to implement the strategic plan that includes changes focused on program development, capturing metrics, donor engagement and cultivation, member engagement and other operational improvements.

It’s an exciting time to be connected to 100 Black Men of Atlanta. We look forward to working with our sponsors and supporters to continue to change lives through mentorship, education and community building activities that help us execute on our mission to improve the quality of life by supporting and enhancing educational and economic opportunities, particularly for Black and brown youth in the Atlanta-based communities we serve.

$100,000 – $299,999
100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. Members
Georgia Power Company
Mutual of America

100 Black Men of America, Inc.
Clorox Foundation
Community Foundation of Atlanta
Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
Google, Inc.
Molson Coors
PNC Bank Foundation
Publix Super Markets Charities
Sara Giles Moore Foundation
State Farm Mutual Automobile Company
The Home Depot
The UPS Foundation
Voya Financial (Brannigan Thompson)

Better NOI, LLC
Cassius L. Williams, Sr.
Citrix Systems, Inc.
COUNTRY Financial
Georgia Power Club of Hearts / UBACKS,
Hudson News Group
John W. Brewer, Jr.
Nissan North America, Inc.
TW Marian W Ottley
U.S. Bank Foundation
Watchtower Security
William Lamar, Jr.
YourCause Corporate, LLC

1993 Russell Siblings Trust
AHP Management Corporation
Barrett Family Partnership, LLLP
Board of Commissioners of Fulton County
David W. Long-Daniels
Georgia-Pacific Foundation
Global Payments
Microsoft Corporation

Mitsubishi Electric U.S., Inc.
Rollins, Inc. (Sherman Hampton)
The Coca-Cola Company
The Jim Winestock Foundation
Troutman Sanders, LLP
Variant Brewing Company
Verizon Wireless
Windham Brannon Foundation, Inc.
Winston K. Carhee Jr., DC

AT&T Georgia
Bill Chandler
Brian Reuhl
Christina Carter
Collin Rusch
Danielle Joyner
Darryl Harmon
Delta Community Credit Union
Delvin L Walker
Fagan Consulting, LLC
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Garry W. Bridgeman
Gates Supplies
Jersey Mike’s Sub
Marvin E. Flewellen, CFA
Michael Hebdon
Mishon Williams Farmers Agency LLC
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
National Christian Foundation
Pain 2 Wellness Center, L.L.C.
Prince Njoku
Protiviti, Inc. (David Brand)
Rita Sislen
Taylor English Duma, L.L.P.
Texas Instrruments Foundation
The Price Family Foundation Charity
Thomas Rumph, Jr.
United Way of Greater Atlanta, Inc.
United Way of Greater Atlanta, Inc. (2178)
William L. Thompson, Esq.

Aric Quinones
Brandi Gowdy
Duke K. Bradley III, Ph.D.
Facebook Payments, Inc.
Henry A. Kelly
Jack Lansky
Jeb Stewart
John Lewis, Jr.
Justin Triplett
Kyvonne Campbell
Liz Sizemore
Nate Alton
Nicholas Jones, M.D., FACS
Richard H. Byrd
Saint Pius Properties, LLC
Sylvester D. Harrison
Sylvester J. Harris, Jr., MRED
The Gathering Spot
Thomas W. Dortch, Jr.
W.A. Watkins Funeral Home, Inc.
Walter W. Sullivan, Jr., Ph.D.