Join us for an evening of charity and elegance as we raise money for the Future Kings Scholarship fund. Future King’s charity gala has funded thousands of dollars in scholarships to boys from underserved and economically challenged communities. Your continued support has allowed the Future Kings organization to educate, support, and mentor over 1,000 underserved young men.
The Future Kings organization works with various community organizations, colleges, and institutes of higher education to create a pipeline of youth from underserved communities to lucrative and rewarding opportunities in STEM-based careers. The educational pipeline includes real-life experiences in finance, entrepreneurship, business, STEM, in addition to soft skills.
The 9th Annual Scholarship Gala Fundraiser is a night of celebration and action as we come together to raise money to help advance the lives of these young men and the Future Kings organization.
Cornell William Brooks is Hauser Professor of the Practice of Nonprofit Organizations and Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and Social Justice at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also Director of The William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice at the School’s Center for Public Leadership, and Visiting Professor of the Practice of Prophetic Religion and Public Leadership at Harvard Divinity School. Brooks is the former president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a civil rights attorney, and an ordained minister
Brooks was most recently visiting professor of social ethics, law, and justice movements at Boston University’s School of Law and School of Theology. He was a visiting fellow and director of the Campaign and Advocacy Program at the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics in 2017. Brooks served as the 18th president of the NAACP from 2014 to 2017. Under his leadership, the NAACP secured 12 significant legal victories, including laying the groundwork for the first statewide legal challenge to prison-based gerrymandering. He also reinvigorated the activist social justice heritage of the NAACP, dramatically increasing membership, particularly online and among millennials. Among the many demonstrations from Ferguson to Flint during his tenure, he conceived and led “America’s Journey for Justice” march from Selma, Alabama to Washington, D.C., over 40 days and 1000 miles.
Prior to leading the NAACP, Brooks was president and CEO of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, where he led the passage of pioneering criminal justice reform and housing legislation, six bills in less than five years. He also served as senior counsel and acting director of the Office of Communications Business Opportunities at the Federal Communications Commission, executive director of the Fair Housing Council of Greater Washington, and a trial attorney at both the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the U.S. Department of Justice. Brooks served as judicial clerk for the Chief Judge Sam J. Ervin, III, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Cucumber and Tomato salad
Chicken with Balsamic and Honey Glaze
Beef Short Ribs with Tomato Gravy
Asian radish and Carrot Scallop
Cheesecake included with all meals