The United Black Men’s Think Tank of Buffalo will bestow its Leadership Award on Murray Holman, chairman of Stop the Violence Coalition, at its 5th anniversary Black Tie dinner party and fundraiser Saturday.
The awards dinner, which is set for 7 to 10 p.m. in the Grapevine Banquet Facility, 333 Dick Road, Depew, and will begin with a VIP Reception at 6 p.m. Bishop T. Anthony Bronner, pastor of Elim Christian Fellowship Church, will serve as key note speaker for the event. The United Black Men’s Think Tank also will honor additional members of the Peacekeepers organization for their collective efforts towards promoting peace in Buffalo and forhelping to significantly reduce the number of homicides in the city in 2015.
An Appreciation Award will be presented to state Sen. Timothy Kennedy, D-Buffalo, for his contributions to the Black Think Tank and community at large. Nagi Awass and the Arab American Business Association also will receive an Appreciation Award for their ongoing support and contributions to the Black Think Tank and other local organizations in 2015.
Erie County Legislature Minority Leader Betty Jean Grant, D-Buffalo, will receive the group’s annual Black Woman Of the Year Award for outstanding performance in public service to the citizens of her district, and the city at large.