NCBW Suffolk County Chapter, Inc.
Advocating on behalf of Black women and girls to promote leadership development, gender equity in health, education and ecomonic empowerment.
Welcome to the website of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Suffolk County Chapter, Inc. We are celebrating 14 years of advocacy in Suffolk County.
NC100BW Suffolk is part of a National network of approximately 63 Chapters, representing 28 states and the District of Columbia and we continue to grow both nationally and in the Suffolk County area. The Suffolk Chapter was chartered in July 2006 as a non-profit 501c-3 organization. Our membership consists of self-employed and professional women who live or work in Suffolk County in both the public and private sectors. The Suffolk Chapter stands strongly in support of the mission to advocate on behalf of black women and girls through national and local actions and strategic alliances that promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, economic empowerment, and civic engagement. We are very proud of where we are today, and we are excited about the future. We draw on the strength of our membership to work toward solutions on issues that are of concern to contemporary Black women.
Our “Sister-Nomic$” Economic Empowerment Events are a forum we use to support entrepreneurs and provide information on topics such as: business planning, estate planning, budgeting, debt and credit management, insurance, investment and retirement planning. Our Annual Health Fair, “ Spring forward to Health” is a platform to provide information on Diabetes, HIV/ Aids awareness and testing, biometric screening, mental health issues, nutrition, breast and cervical cancer awareness and other health topics. We also hold employment workshops for unemployed and formerly incarcerated residents to help support economic prosperity in Suffolk County. Each year in October we coordinate a “Meet the Candidates Forum” for community members to meet the candidates running for public office and ask questions on where they stand on issues relevant to our community. In July 2019 we held our inaugural Panel Discussion, “Narrowing the Equity Gap in Suffolk County”. Many distinguished community leaders participated in the discussion to help raise awareness and provide input on how we can forge ahead united in that mission. Our signature scholarship fundraising event, “The Biennial Masquerade Ball” usually takes place in November. At this event we take the time to honor outstanding women who are leaders and trailblazers for our community both locally and nationally. Annually scholarships are awarded to deserving high school graduates to assist them in their educational paths.
If you are interested in membership, please review our members tab for information on how to join our chapter. Sponsors and community supporters are essential to the success of our chapter programs. We are a 501 c 3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.
The year 2020 began with much optimism about vision and strategic planning capitalizing on the duality of the year and the symbolism of 20/20 vision. By the 1st quarter of the year we realized that 2020 was going to be more about how we pivot and navigate through a pandemic. In the early days of the Pandemic, health workers were at risk, protective equipment was in short supply, stay at home orders were the new norm and life as we knew it changed. Corvid cases in New York were spiking and essential workers stayed on the job so the majority could have their essential needs met. It was not too long before we saw the disproportionate effect Covid:19 had on black and brown communities. Amid the Corvid 19 Pandemic a Social Justice Movement emerged following the death of George Floyd, which was the tipping point for many. Our organization was founded on addressing these structural barriers. Protestors demanded a long overdue reckoning of structural racism that has been reinforced by the systems, programs and practices that are embedded and normalized in our culture.
The Suffolk Chapter of the Coalition of 100 Black Women quickly moved our advocacy programs to the Zoom Platform. We look forward to resuming our live programs in the future.
I am honored to serve as the Suffolk Chapter President. Together with your support and the commitment of our dynamic chapter members we look forward to an exciting and productive program year.
Sisterly in Committed Advocacy,
Collette A. Morgan, MBA
Suffolk Chapter President
Our Chapter Officers and Directors
National Coalition of 100 Black Women
Suffolk County Chapter Inc.
Madeline Quintyne McConney
First Vice President
Cheryl Mchunguzi Second Vice President of Finance and Fund Development
Third Vice President of Membership and Chapter Development
Loraine Richardson McCray
Crystal D. Pough
NCBW Suffolk County Chapter would like to welcome you to our chapter page. Our chapter is dedicated to the promotion of leadership development, mentorship, health and economic empowerment to Black women and girls across Suffolk County, New York.