Lorain County Urban League receives donation for educational programs


The Lorain County Urban League received a $7,150 donation from 100 Guys Who Care About Lorain County which will help fund the agency’s Project Ready Programs, including the Road to Success College Tour starting March 28 and concludes April 1.

Jim Leone, co-founder of 100 Guys and president of Agape Insurance and Financial Services LLC, and Constantine Gulgas, of Banyan Technology, presented the donation to Urban League CEO and President Frank Whitfield.

According to a news release, 100 Guys had selected the Urban League for its quarterly charity.

The 100 Guys meet quarterly and listen to short presentations about three different charities serving residents of the county, according to the news release.

A vote is taken to see which charity should receive the evening’s donations, the news release said. From there, each member writes a check out for $100 that night to the charity.

“We at the Urban League are so thankful for the 100 Guys Who Care About Lorain County for their generosity and donation to our Project Ready Program, which is preparing Lorain County high school students for college, careers and life,” Whitfield said in the news release.

In six meetings, 100 Guys has raised over $42,000 so far.

“We modeled our funding process after 100 Women Who Care About Lorain County; they’ve had so much success,” Leone said in the news release. “But our guys are doing it too with their activity and enthusiasm.”

Elyria High School student Jewell Velemitovich said in the release that she thinks it’s great 100 Guys are helping them and it opens up opportunities for those going on the college tour.

Lily Morris Mathis, also a student at Elyria High, said in the news release that the students wouldn’t be able to have these experiences if it wasn’t for groups like 100 Guys.

Source: The Morning Journal

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