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Our 11th Annual Honors Banquet, which is the organization’s primary fund-raising event, will showcase our programs and celebrate those who are unifying our community. Our program, “We Are Better Together,” begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at The Oncenter’s Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center 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 and supporting the work we do for our youth and community all year round.
Tickets can be purchased online or from members of 100 Black Men of Syracuse. Call our office at (315) 443-8749 for more information. Individual tickets are $100 and $900 for a table of 10.
Proceeds from our gala 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.
Keynote Speaker – Mayor Ben Walsh, City of Syracuse
100 Black Men of Syracuse is extremely pleased that Mayor Ben Walsh has accepted our invitation to serve as keynote speaker at our 11th Annual Honors Banquet. Walsh, who is the 54th Mayor of Syracuse, took office on January 1, 2018 as the first independent mayor in the city’s history and the second without major party support after Louis Will in 1913. He is the son of former congressman James T. Walsh and grandson of former congressman and mayor William F. Walsh, both of whom were Republicans.
Prior to being Mayor of Syracuse, Walsh was the Deputy Commissioner of the city’s department of neighborhood and business development under previous mayor Stephanie Miner where he created the Syracuse Land Bank and was part of the redevelopment of the former Hotel Syracuse. He also worked for the Metropolitan Development Association, a precursor to CenterState CEO. He also served on a handful of boards and community groups, including as president of the Gifford Foundation board.