ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

The Savannah 100 Foundation aims to increase the pool of minority attorneys who are committed to the principle of the law as a vehicle of social change. We award scholarships to promising Savannah high school and college students who are committed to pursuing a legal career, following the legacy, civic and legal contributions of the late Judge Eugene H. Gadsden. We make it easy for people to make a difference – now and for generations to come. Join us in helping to build a brighter future for Savannah.

HISTORY

Organized in 2010 by three past presidents of the 100 Black Men of Savannah, the Savannah 100 Foundation’s initial objective was to (i) complement and enhance the mentoring programs of the 100 Black Men of Savannah and (ii) support emerging community organizations. The Foundation has been steadfast in its mission to improve the quality of life in Savannah but recognizes that systemic inequality is a reality of life in Savannah and elsewhere. Accordingly, we’ve re-directed our focus to supporting long-term societal changes – by using the law as a vehicle of social change and building a cadre of committed attorneys who will ensure the continuation of the legacy of the late Judge Eugene H. Gadsden and others who used the law to improve the quality of life in Savannah and elsewhere.

These three past-presidents and four other highly-regarded community leaders comprise the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The president of the 100 Black Men of Savannah serves as an ex officio member of the Board to enhance the partnership between the two organizations.

OUR MISSION, VISION AND VALUES

OUR MISSION  

To provide scholarship support to Savannah high school and college students who intend to pursue a career in law and to use the law as a vehicle of social change.

OUR VISION

Savanah is an engaged, thriving community. 

OUR VALUES  

Integrity: Trust and stewardship through an honest, accountable and transparent approach in all relationships.

Leadership: We value the diverse experiences of all community members and take the time to listen and learn from others to inform and guide our work.

Innovation: We commit to creative thinking, excellence and new approaches to create positive change.

Collaboration: We believe that building effective relationships and working with others for positive impact leads to more powerful and lasting solutions.