100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee
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P. O. Box 140789
Nashville, TN 37214
Organization Details

Executive Director

Executive Director Mrs. Lori Adukeh
E-mail ladukeh@the100.org
Term Start August 2014
Lori's Experience: Lori Adukeh is the Executive Director for The 100. Lori moved to Nashville in 2014 after leaving a very successful 30-year corporate career. Her extensive background and experience as a business professional and as a board member of several non-profit organizations in Arizona and Illinois, make Lori a tremendous asset to The 100. She has her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and her MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. During her tenure with the 100, Lori has improved the retention rate of the young men in our programs through parental engagement, program enhancements, and improved teacher staffing methods. In addition, her collaboration with other community organization and Metro Nashville Public Schools has increased the program offerings to include a middle school STEAM program for underserved youth as well as summer academies and internships for our high school students.
Lori was named the 2019 CEO of the Year by the Center for Nonprofit Management for her commitment to our youth and excellence in organization operations and leadership. Lori was also recognized in 2019 as a Woman of Influence by the Nashville Business Journal. She sits on the Board of two small nonprofits which support after school and summer programs for underserved youth, From the Heart Educational Foundation and Nashville Freedom School Partnership.


Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 50
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 100%

Plans & Policies

Does your organization have a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does your organization have a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
When was the Strategic Plan adopted? January 2015
Does your organization have a Management Succession Plan? No
Does your organization have a Policy and Procedure Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Does the organization have a Whistle Blower Policy? No
Does the organization have a Document Destruction Policy? No


Is there a formal evaluation for... Frequency (if applicable)
CEO/Executive Director Yes Annually
Senior Management N/A N/A
Non-Management Yes Bi-Annually


Affiliation Year
One Hundred Black Men of America 1991


Award / Recognition Organization Year
Chapter of the Year 100 Black Men of America, Inc. 2005
Literacy Award National Council of Teachers of English 1998
Make A Difference Day Award USA Today Weekend 1998
Providing Quality Programs Youth Clara Mohammed School 1999
Urban Legends Award Urban League of Middle Tennessee 2004
CEO of the Year - Lori Adukeh Center for Nonprofit Management 2019
Woman of Influence - Lori Adukeh Nashville Business Journal 2019

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The 100 is tackling a problem that ultimately impacts the entire community. We see that this challenge is becoming more complex with time. In many cases the biggest issue we face is not the transformation of the youth we serve, but in maintaining the ongoing support from their families. To that end, we have increased our partnership with metro schools and with other community organizations including Metro police department and YWCA AMEND Together. We believe that surrounding youth with supportive people is a key factor in their long-term development and success.