The 2015 SoBRO Black & White Benefit Ball. A Bronx Tale: Stories of our Past. Present. Future.


On December 3rd 2015, SoBRO held its largest fundraiser of the year, the 43rd Annual Black & White Benefit Ball: A Bronx Tale. Stories of the Past. Present. And Future at the New York Hilton, Trianon Ballroom. It was attended by more than 200 people who networked among groups, celebrated our honorees, and the organization’s accomplishments, and supported the vitality and stability of the people, communities, and businesses of the Bronx. Most importantly, we celebrated 43 years of “Building a Better Bronx”. SoBRO honored Mc Innes Cement,  James Locke of Terrafina and the Nutbox, Peter Madonia, COO of the Rockefeller Foundation and the Executive Director and Founder of the award winning Bronx-based community organization Rocking the Boat, Adam Green.  SoBRO also gave proclamations to three outstanding community leaders; New York City Council Member, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo for her outstanding work in the Bronx community, retiring CEO of Harlem Commonwealth Council Dr. Joseph L. Tait, and former SoBRO Board Chair Anthony “Tony” Riccio for his dedicated service.


SoBRO’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in the South Bronx by strengthening businesses and creating innovative economic, housing, educational, and career development programs for youth and adults.

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