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Men Of Excellence, Inc Inaugural Cocktail Gala 2022

Updated: Dec 31, 2022

Left to Right Chelvis Bell Chief Operating Officer, Eric Johnson Chief Financial Officer President Deandre Holt is the President, Vice President Antwan Holt

Men Of Excellence, Inc Inaugural Cocktail Gala on Dec 16,2022 at Parlor

Men of Excellence is a 501©3 organization in Atlanta, Georgia that does awesome work in giving back to the community. They mentor juniors and seniors in high school and provide scholarship for college students. They also support single parents with rental assistance and adopt families during the holidays and has helped many people during the COVID 19 pandemic. Marcayla Hannah from Kennesaw was the scholarship recipient of the night. She talked about how their help was a blessing to get her through college. Men of Excellence also has volunteer opportunities available at State Farm Arena and Mercedes Benz Stadium.

Marcayla Hannah graduate of Kennesaw Sate, Men of Excellence Scholarship Recipient.

The Inaugural Cocktail Gala was hosted at the Parlor Cocktail Bar.@parlorden. The Parlor den is a black owned business that has two levels of beautiful art with an intimate setting. It was a night of unique cocktails, one of them had a Christmas theme. Drinks sponsored by Bacardi. The professional waiters walked around with hors d’oeuvres and served the guest. There was also a silent auction and fundraiser. Matt selected this venue because of the black excellence and the aesthetics was the right fit for the Gala Cocktail fundraiser. DJ Bluue @djbluue had the crowd dancing and Kari Epps @kariepps gave us a vibe with her voice.

The event planner was Matt Harper principal owner of Esquire Branding Agency, He is also an Account Manager at Bacardi. He is also a Morehouse graduate you can visit to get more information. Follow on IG @esquiremane.

Sponsors and Partners are Bacardi, Mercedes Benz Stadium, State Farm Arena, Blacc Spot Media, Riverdale High School, EJ Wright School, North Clayton High School, Dekalb Preparatory Academy, Incredi-Bites, Levy, United Way of Greater Atlanta

Natasha Edwards PR In The City Magazine, Vice President of Men Of Excellence Antwan Holt

Chelvis Bell, Chief Operating Officer, Quadir Thomas CEO, In The City Magazine

You can find more information and volunteer opportunities at

Follow on IG: men_of_excellence_inc

Facebook: Men Of Excellence, Inc

Photography Clee Cooper @photomission33

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