SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The 100 Black Men of Savannah hosted their 22nd annual gala honoring prominent people in the community while also raising money for a good cause.
The group decked out the Savannah Marriott Riverfront for the black-tie event. This is the group's sole fundraiser for the year, using the funds they get during the gala to help support scholarships, along with mentoring, volunteer work, and summer camps.
Saturday saw the group recognizing mentors who have gone above and beyond for the community.
"The mission of the 100 Black Men of Savannah is to ensure that were mentoring youth," said Harold Oglesby, president of the organization. "That we're giving them a moral compass to follow. That we're giving them the skill set to be successful in life. And we want to do that with every kid if they have a 4.0 or 1.9 GPA."
Our Dawn Baker was awarded the mentoring service award.
Greg Parker, the owner of Parker's, won the Community hero Award and Chatham County Superior Court Judge James Bass was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award.