Minority Men’s Network and Educational Foundation

The Minority Men’s Network consists of a members’ network of men primarily in Columbia/Boone County who serve as a support group for individuals to provide leadership and to address issues that are vital to the minority community. The primary participants of the Minority Men’s Network are African-American and other “at risk” minority males. Dr. Eliot Battle and Dr. Arvarh Strickland were the “co-conveners” of our organization and like them, we strive to be positive role models who STEP UP to lead and serve our community.

The Minority Men’s Network Educational Foundation provides scholarships annually to African-American students pursuing a post-secondary education. These scholarships are an INVESTMENT in our youth and our future. The Men of the Network believe that EDUCATION is the gateway to better options and greater opportunities. Through mentoring we encourage and support minority youth all along the continuum from early childhood to adulthood and career in pursuing academic excellence.

2019 Ron Marley Memorial Scholarship Recipients with their Families and Minority Men’s Network Members

What’s Going On?

You are invited to this Holiday Social Event sponsored by the Minority Men’s Network (MMN) and the MU Black Faculty and Staff Organization (BFSO)!

This will be a great opportunity to learn more about these two important organizations in Columbia AND get better acquainted with many new members of our community. Come take a break from classes, work, or whatever and relax in the casual atmosphere of The Vault, located inside the Tiger Hotel. Hors d’oeuvres will be served, attendees will receive beer and wine beverage coupons, and there will be an open bar. Members of other community organizations are invited to come and mingle as well!

Minority Men’s Network Educational Foundation THANKS YOU for Your Generosity!

The Minority Men’s Network participated in the CoMoGives Community Giving Campaign as part of our Annual Solicitation. From December 1 through December 31, MMN generous and amazing Community Members contributed almost $950,000 to 138 non-profit organizations participating in CoMoGives! The Minority Men’s Network received a combined total from all sources of more than $6000 during our Annual Solicitation for scholarships given through our MMN Educational Foundation! For this we say THANK YOU to our Members and Friends for your ongoing support!

Although CoMoGives 2019 has ended, you can still support the Educational Foundation. You can always send a check to us at:  PO Box 1839, Columbia, MO 65205-1839. You can also donate anytime on our website at this link:  https://minoritymensnetwork.org/donate/

We value your support of the Minority Men’s Network and as a follow-up to our solicitation activities, all contributors will receive a letter documenting your 2019 contributions to the MMN Educational Foundation, for use in completing your state and federal income tax returns.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your generosity and your investment in our community and in our youth!


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