Ebony magazine announced that Curley M. Dossman Jr.,chairman of the board of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. (“The 100”), is one of its Power 100 for 2015, the publication’s annual list recognizing accomplished men and women who lead, inspire and demonstrate through their individual talents the very best in Black America.
“I am truly humbled to be selected by Ebony for this prestigious honor and look forward to celebrating with our community’s collective best at this year’s event,” says Dossman, who was honored as a foot soldier for Black male achievement
The Ebony Power 100 recognizes some of the most influential African Americans in America who have made tremendous contributions in the arts, entertainment, fashion, philanthropy, medicine, politics, community activism and more.
Dossman, the fifth chairman of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., is an inspiring leader, who works tirelessly to improve the quality of life for youth in communities across the country and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans. He guides the work and mission of The 100 in its four key focus areas: mentoring, education, health and wellness, and economic empowerment.
Chairman Dossman and The 100 have shined a national spotlight on education reform and the need to improve access for all children and families to high-performing schools. Education is vital to success, but schools in too many of our communities are under-performing and failing to provide the academic rigor our children need to ensure they can successfully compete in a global society. “No city or state can effectively have productive conversations about economic development without seriously and consistently working to improve its public education system,” Dossman says.
Chairman Dossman, who is well known in business and philanthropic circles as president of Georgia-Pacific Foundation, will join other honorees at the star-studded Ebony Power 100 gala on Dec. 2 in Los Angeles. For more information about the event, visit http://www.ebony.com/power100-2015/.
About 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
100 Black Men was founded in New York City in 1963. The national organization, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. began with nine chapters in 1986 as a national alliance of leading African American men of business, industry, public affairs and government with a mission to improve the quality of life for African Americans, particularly African American youth. Today the organization has over 100 chapters in the United States, England and the Caribbean. Members represent a myriad of professions including corporate executives, physicians, attorneys, entrepreneurs, entertainers, elected officials, professional athletes, educators, and men from numerous other professions. These dedicated men created an international coalition focused on creating educational opportunities, promoting economic empowerment, addressing health disparities, and creating positive, nurturing mentoring relationships that extend across a lifetime. For more information visitwww.100blackmen.org.