The 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. celebrate 36 years of mentoring


The 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. hosted their 36th Annual Scholarship Gala in March, at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.

The event, an annual fundraiser, included cocktails, dinner and dancing, as well as several awards. This year’s Gala Honorees include Verizon Communications, Public Service Award; Dr. Gerry House, President & CEO, Institute For Student Achievement, Community Service Award; Mr. Arthur Katz, President, Knockout Pest Control, Inc., Business Award; and Mr. Robert Wayne Harris, Superintendent, Roosevelt Union Free School District, Education Award.

The purpose of the 100 Black Men of Long Island is to improve the quality of life for all people on Long Island, particularly those of African-American heritage; achieve 100 percent equality in all aspects of community life, including the elimination of bigotry and discrimination; defend human and civil rights; and give assistance to members in honorable endeavors.