Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Black Men Achieve of Rochester Initiative, it gives me a distinct honor to invite you to be a proud sponsor of the 2nd Annual Rochester Black Men Achieve Awards Gala & Fundraiser. This high-profile event takes place on the evening of Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The affair features a red carpet, dinner and drinks, live performances and an esteemed platform of recognition in the city of Rochester.

The Awards Gala presents a unique occasion to position your company in front of leading and influential community members and offers an extraordinary opportunity to network and build dynamic relationships with approximately 800-1,000 guests from the corporate, non-profit, philanthropic, religious, fraternal and political circles of Rochester’s African American community.

Black Men Achieve of Rochester (Roc BMA) is a grassroots community-building initiative aimed at boldly addressing the incredible challenges facing men and young boys of color in the city of Rochester. Our mission is to develop and empower them to realize their inherent potential and abilities, thus improving their life outcomes. The gala raises funds to provide an array of vital services and community service projects to improve the overall health, well-being and life outcomes of men and young boys of color.

To the right, you will find our Sponsorship Brochure for your consideration. We are proud to say that we have partnered with North East Area Development, Inc. (NEAD) to further our mission of being a grassroots community-building initiative. NEAD is the fiscal agent for the Rochester Black Men Achieve Awards (Roc BMA Awards) and is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization under IRS code 501(c)(3). Your sponsorship contributions may be tax deductible under this provision. All of our sponsorship packages are designed to be customized in order to maximize exposure of supporting companies before, during and after the event. In addition to the five sponsorship packages, there are advertising opportunities as well.

It is my hope that you will join me in positively impacting our city by supporting this worthy endeavor. If you have questions or need more information, please contact me at or (585) 310-2822.

I look forward to including you in this fantastic evening among friends, honoring Rochester’s exceptional men and young men of color. Thank you for your time, consideration and support.


Jermayne Myers
President & Founder
Rochester Black Men Achieve Awards