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The Made Man Awards tour launches in New York on Thursday, June 18th at the Brooklyn Chop House. Tickets are available at


NEW YORK, NY - On Tuesday, June 18, 2019 the globally recognized initiative, The MadeMan Foundation (TMM), returns to New York to honor exceptional African American notable male leaders in the community while powering the platforms mission to save our sons, families and communities through accountable male leadership programming for a better society for man, woman and child . The vision is to uplift & engage accountable male leadership in community service programming for the underserved by creating a sustainable socio-economic, gender & racially equitable society for man, woman and child.

The Made Man Foundation, 501c3, addresses challenges that affect men who have many roles including father, son, husband, mentor, leader, and more. While providing programming that emphasizes Black male leadership advocacy with a strategic and intentional effort to overcome the lack of positive black male imagery, male killings, male imprisonment, absentee fathers, and overall fragmentation of the family, social, and economic relations.

The Made Man Foundation (TMM) highlights positive, notable high profile male leaders for
inspiration and role modeling, engages their function for community service, & connects leaders and organizations that builds sustainable models of support. TMM understands that the purpose of engaging accountable & responsible male leaders is to empower women and children as a part of the village that develops supportive programming, properties and partners that supports the entire

TMM tour executes an engagement strategy that addresses a strength based & positive approach for transformational leadership by understanding the need to recognize extraordinary achievements of notable Black male influencers for leadership in their respective fields of work, social consciousness and significant contributions to the community, while building a bridge for these male influencers to inspire, motivate and extend their resources to empower and invest in our communities.

The Made Man U.S. tour will also include stops in Los Angeles, Charlotte, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, and more. As part of the foundations global commitment to empowerment in developing countries, TMM’s visionary leader and founder, Dr. Ky Dele, has launched The Made Man Africa (TMMA) to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. (TMMA) tour will include stops in Ghana, Ethiopia, South Africa, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and more.

(TMM) 2018/19-tour programming includes new community engagement models that specifically advocate for the underserved through mentorship, gender equality, workforce & employability development, education, economic empowerment, transformational leadership, and community organization mission advocacy & support.

Honorees & (TMM) alumni will participate in a day long series of programming that culminates at the Brooklyn Chop House, 150 Nassau St, Manhattan, NY 10038 and visit a New York area High School to engage in programming with teens that include mentorship and workshops. As well as participate in the Press Conference, Made Man Honoree Reception & Suit Drive and the new Global Thought Leadership Think Tank Symposium at a local college. As part of the suit drive, new honorees and alumni will be engaged in the national collection of gently worn suits in support of the platform’s workforce development and career readiness programming.

Following multiple years of national presentations, TMM has honored over 700 notable influencers in the entertainment | sports | corporate | political & community sectors, including New York such as, United States Congressman , Honorable Elijah Cummings, NBA Hall of Fame Legend Dikembe Mutombo, Civil Rights Icon Rev. C.T. Vivian, Real Estate and Business Mogul Michael V. Roberts, Actor and Music Celebrity Common, TV Host Roland Martin, Senior Vice President, NFL Washington Redskins Tony Wylie, President, National Urban LeagueMarc Morial, NBA Legend John Starks and many more.

In addition, TMM has collected over 28,000 suits, impacted 250+ organizations, provided
mentoring workshops to 10,000 male students, and sponsored college applications for 6000+ students.

Ky Dele is the visionary behind The Made Man and serves as Executive Producer and Founder. At press time Dele says, “We are all the village, its function & its results. Due to the breakdown of our communities and presenting challenges, The Made Man foundation harnesses the power of mentorship by engaging positive black male leaders in programming to help address positive imagery of black men and elevate the responsibility and accountability of men so all three units – man, woman and child is upheld and empowered.

The Made Man has been featured by the Associated Press, Huffington Post, CNN, FOX, Black Enterprise, NBC, I Heart Media, WGN America, USA Today, Getty Images, Black Enterprise Magazine, Essence Magazine and much more with over 1 billion media impressions.

Contact Info
The Made Man
150 Nassau Street
Manhattan, NY 10038

Phone: 770-256-1800