Our 2016 annual banquet, which is the organization’s primary fund-raising event, will showcase the fathers in our community who counter stereotypes and lead by example through the care they provide their children and families. Thus, our 2016 banquet theme: “Fathers Matter.” Our program begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at The Oncenter street-level ballroom in downtown Syracuse, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Come early for our networking social hour. Then, stay and enjoy the rest of the evening with us while celebrating fatherhood and supporting the work we do for our youth and community all year round.
Tickets can be purchased online, from 100 Black Men of Syracuse members or by arranging pickup at the 100 Black Men office at the South Side Innovation Center, 2610 S. Salina St. in Syracuse. Call our office at (315) 443-8749.
Individual tickets are $85 and $850 for a table of 10.
Proceeds from the banquet support our mentoring, education, health and wellness and economic empowerment activities throughout the year. All or part of your ticket purchase (excluding processing fee) may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please check with your tax advisor.
100 Black Men of Syracuse is extremely pleased that Torrence Boone has accepted our invitation to serve as keynote speaker at the 2016 annual fund-raising banquet. As Vice President of Global Agency Sales and Services, Boone is responsible for driving Google’s worldwide strategy and relationships with marketing and advertising agencies. In this capacity, he leads a team that partners with diverse agency constituents to craft innovative ideas and campaigns leveraging the Google product portfolio to deliver business-building results for advertisers.
Prior to Google, Boone held senior agency leadership positions with WPP & Publicis: Global CEO of Enfatico; President of Digitas Boston; and VP/GM of Avenue A (now Razorfish) in New York City. Before his tenure in advertising, Boone was a senior manager at Bain & Company, where he advised a broad range of clients on corporate and business unit strategy, mergers and acquisitions, new product development and interactive strategy.
Boone earned a bachelor’s degree in economics with honors from Stanford University and master’s degree from Harvard Business School. He is a corporate director for Finish Line, a leading national specialty retailer. He also serves on the boards of the Joyce Theater and Citizen Schools in New York City.