"What They See Is What They'll Be"

News from the 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. 

 March 2014


100 Black Men of Madison General Membership Meeting
15 March 2014 - Johnny's Italian Steakhouse


The next General Membership Breakfast meeting of the 100 Black Men of Madison will be held 8:00-10:00 a.m., Saturday, 15 March 2014, at Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, Greenway Station, 8390 Market Street, Middleton, Wisconsin.
Our guest speaker will be U.S. Representative Mark Pocan. Congressman Pocan succeeded Tammy Baldwin when he was elected to Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District in 2012, representing Dane, Green, Iowa, LaFayette, Sauk, Rock and a portion of Richland counties. Congressman Pocan has been appointed to the U.S. House Budget Committee and the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.  Pocan was also appointed as an Assistant House Whip by Democratic leadership.  In this role, he will foster party unity on key legislation as it comes to the Floor and act as a liaison between his colleagues and leadership.  He is also a Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a co-chair of the Equality Caucus.
Members, if you have not already done so, and as soon as possible, please RSVP your intent to be present. 
Party with the 100
29 March 2014 - UW-Madison Pyle Center  
On behalf of the 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc., you are invited to come Party with 'the 100', 7:00 p.m., 29 March 2014, in the Alumni Lounge of the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706.
This will be a good ole' fashioned party with everything you need for a good time.
  • Live Music
  • Silent Auction
  • Dancing
  • Hors D' Oeuvres
  • Door Prizes
  • And Something Special 

African American History Challenge Bowl
5 April 2014 - MMSD Doyle Administration Building 
The 100 Black Men of Madison African American History Challenge Bowl (AAHCB) is an educational program designed to enhance the study of African American history. The AAHCB is open to all Madison-area middle school students with the goal to encourage pride, self-worth and an appreciation of the African American legacy and culture. It also is a challenging and fun way for students to expand their knowledge of African American History in highly competitive local and national competitions.

The 2013 winner of the local competition was the team from Spring Harbor Middle School (pictured above).
Outstanding Educators and Mentors Appreciation Breakfast
10 May 2014 - Quarles & Brady LLP
Today, within the context of our community, there are few actions more important than the education and mentoring of African-American children.


In concert with our Mission and Values, the 100 Black Men of Madison seek to recognize those educators and mentors who have demonstrated an extraordinary sense of humility and a strong commitment to continual improvement, based upon a fundamental motivation to inspire student success.


On 10 May 2014, the 100 Black Men of Madison will host its third annual Outstanding Educators and Mentors Appreciation Breakfast.  At this event, those who have made positive differences in the lives of our children will be recognized and celebrated.


Registration is required to attend this event. 

To watch a brief video from last year's event, click here

Annual Golf Outing
28 July 2014 - The Legend at Bergamont   

The 100 Black Men of Madison cordially invite everyone to join us for a wonderful day of golf on Monday, 28 July 2014, at The Legend at Bergamont in Oregon, Wisconsin.


Gather your friends, family and coworkers and join us for a fun day of golf to support the 100 Black Men of Madison as we strive to provide mentorship to our youth in Madison and Dane County!


The format is a four-person, best-ball scramble. Prizes and awards will be given for low-gross teams, longest drive, closest to the pin, hole-in-one, $10,000 putting contest, and more! Individuals and teams are welcome, and non-golfers also are invited to attend and support this event at the Awards Dinner.


This golf outing is one of our signature events! This fundraising event helps support all of the 100 Black Men of Madison's endeavors, such as our Youth Mentoring Programs, Backpacks for Success event, scholarship campaigns and more!




To register for this event, please click here. Sponsorship opportunities are available as well.


Backpacks for Success Appreciation Banquet
12 August 2014 - CUNA Mutual Conference Center  




The 6th Annual Backpacks for Success Banquet is scheduled for 12 August 2014, at 5:30 p.m. at the CUNA Mutual Conference Center, 5810 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53705.


The Banquet raises awareness and funds to support the Backpacks for Success Picnic, which will take place on 16 August 2014, at Demetral Park on Madison's east side. 


Over the past 18 years, we have provided over 25,000 backpacks filled with school supplies (at no charge) to area disadvantaged students. This event has become strongly affiliated with the "100" and is a key component of our brand in the community. We need your support to continue this tradition, which has become increasingly relevant in today's economic environment.


For more information and to register, please click here


Prostate Cancer Awareness Walk
13 September 2014 - Downtown Madison, WI  




The 100 Black Men of Madison will hold its 2nd Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Walk 13 September 2014, in downtown Madison, WI.


Last year's walk was the first of its kind in Wisconsin. The objective is to raise awareness about a disease that is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States and affects African-American men more than any other nationality.


Encouraged by the vision of Curley Dossman, Jr., Board Chairman of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc., this event endeavors to encourage men to be screened to "Help Save the Life of Someone You Know."


Watch the 100 Black Men of Madison website for future details about this year's Prostate Cancer Awareness Walk.


Ride for Prostate Cancer Awareness
20 September 2014  


The 100 Black Men of Madison will hold a Prostate Cancer Awareness Ride on 20 September 2014, and endeavor to promote this as a national event through a partnership with the 100 Black Men of America.


Watch the 100 Black Men of Madison website for future developments.


 Upcoming Events

CLICK HERE to view the entire 100 BMM 
Calendar of Events.

4 March 
A Conversation with the Candidates: Madison School Board Candidate and Community Forum


15 March

00 Black Men of Madison General Membership Meeting


29 March
"Party with the 100"
5 April
African American History Challenge Bowl

7 May
100 Black Men of Madison Board of Directors Meeting

10 May
Outstanding Educators and Mentors Appreciation Breakfast 

28 July
100 Black Men of Madison Annual Golf Outing

12 August
Backpacks for Success Appreciation Banquet

14 August
Backpacks for Success Stuffing Party

16 August
Backpacks for Success Picnic 


The Mission of the 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans.


100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. seeks to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create environments where our children are motivated to achieve, and to empower our people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve.



100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. is committed to the intellectual development of youth and the economic empowerment of the African American community based on the following precepts: respect for family, spirituality, justice, and integrity.



100 Black Men of Madison, Inc.
P.O. Box 787
Madison, WI 53701
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