The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Long Island Chapter, Inc. will be hosting its biennial gala, the “Black and White Candlelight Ball” on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the magnificent Jericho Terrace in Mineola, ...
Garden City, NY - November 21, 2015 - The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Long Island Chapter, Inc. will be hosting its biennial gala, the “Black and White Candlelight Ball” on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the magnificent Jericho Terrace in Mineola, New York. For more than two decades, the “Black and White Candlelight Ball” has served as the organization’s signature event, which recognizes outstanding African Americans and has raised more than $150,000 in scholarship dollars for college-bound women of African descent.
Distinguished Trailblazer honorees being recognized at this year’s event for their outstanding leadership and pioneering efforts include: Monique Nelson, Chairman and CEO, UniWorld Group, Inc., Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., CEO, YWCA-USA, and Elinor Tatum, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, NY Amsterdam News.
Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby will be recognized with the 2016 President’s Award.
The event will also feature a tribute to two unsung "Sheroes," Marian Johnson of Nassau County and Sandra Hawkins Thomas of Suffolk County, for their commitment to their respective local communities.
Alisha Laventure, Weekend Anchor and Reporter, News 12 Long Island, will emcee the evening’s festivities. The renowned Dave Brown and The Versatiles will provide entertainment.
The fundraiser has garnered a great deal of support from the local community and businesses alike, including commitments from our sponsor’s Prudential and Nordstrom.
For additional event information, sponsorship opportunities and/or to RSVP, please send an email or visit www.li100bw.com.
For media inquiries, please contact Renee Flagler at (516) 642-5976 or via email.