Third Annual Black Tie Scholarship Gala
November 17, 2018, 7:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M.
Delta Hotel by Marriott Chesapeake
725 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
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Alvetta "Al" Alexander, President
David Hamilton, Vice President
Ronnie Griffin, Treasurer
Donald D. Larrimore, Financial Secretary
George F. Reed Ph.D., Secretary
Reverend Wayne Jones, Director
Ernest Lowery, Director
William Clayton Bennett, Undersheriff, Director
Herman Ward, Director
David Washington, Director


We were established January 21, 2010 as a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation. We were founded by members of the New Chesapeake Men for Progress as their membership organization.

"Where there is no vision, the people perish", Proverbs 29-18

Our vision is to be the premier philanthropic leader in the City of Chesapeake for improving the quality of life in the community. We will achieve this vision through educational programs, educational services, scholarships, and mentoring. Please take a moment to explore our website and consider becoming a member and/or donor.

What We Do

  • provide scholarships/mentoring services
  • sponsor community events/programs
  • sponsor public forums on educational issues
  • recognize the achievements of individuals improving our community
  • support mentoring and school supplies for needy students

Why Support Us?

  • our youth are an important foundation of our community, state and nation
  • we directly benefit Chesapeake Public School students
  • highly performing students help make good schools, which increase real estate values, and attract economic development
  • highly performing students reflect the pride we take in our community