Thursday, January 21, 2010

100 Black Men of Long Island Receives Donation from State Farm Insurance

Donation Will Help Fund Educational and Scholarship Program Designed to Enhance the Study of African-American History

The 100 Black Men of Long Island, New York Inc., were recently granted with a $4,000 donation from State Farm Insurance for its annual African American Academic History Challenge, that was presented at the organization’s headquarters on January 13, 2010. The State Farm contribution to The Challenge will help fund educational and scholarship programs.

“Educating our youth and supporting scholarships for future leaders will continue to be vital to our nation’s future!,” said Phil Andrews, President for The 100 Black Men of Long Island. “Corporate support enhances our ability to fund educational and scholarship programs designed to enhance the study of African-American history.”

“Education, safety, and community development are key components in State Farm Insurance Companies' goal of helping to build strong, safe, educated communities,” said Naomi T. Johnson, a spokesperson for State Farm Insurance.

The 100 Black Men will host its African American Academic History Challenge Competition in Melville, Long Island on April 10, 2010. The Challenge is an educational and scholarship program designed to enhance the study of African-American history, and is intended to increase interest among young people about the legacy left to them, and in living lives worthy of the legacy.

In the photo above: Maurice Perkins, Past President 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc., Phil Andrews, President, 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc., Naomi Johnson, Corporate Public Affairs, State Farm Insurance; Mandell Smith, State Farm Agent; and Henry Holley, Past President, 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc.

For more information on The 100 Black Men of Long Island African American Academic History Challenge Competition, contact Warren Woodberry Jr. at 917-519-7745, or warrenwoodberryjr@gmail.com.

Source: Phil Andrews, President of 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc.

No comments: