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100 Black Men of Central Virginia Host Annual Gala

March 23, 2013

The 100 Black Men of Central Virginia held its annual fundraiser Saturday night at the Boar's Head Inn.

About 250 people attended the third Black Tie Gala.

The group is raising money to help eliminate the achievement gap for young African-American males in local schools.

The men serve as mentors, recognize academic success and prepare students for college.

The organization has been around since 2009, and president Bernard Hairston says their efforts are paying off.

"We are seeing more of our parents actively engaged in their child's education, we're seeing grades improve across the board, we are seeing young men become leaders," said Hariston.

In the last two years, the 100 Black Men of Central Virginia have provided $38,000 in scholarships to local graduating seniors.

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