In The Community

Ivory Johnson believes in giving back to the community, having been born and raised in the Lower East Side of New York City, the sort of place where young people often find themselves misdirected, under-educated and in trouble. Mr. Johnson is the current president of the 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C., a mentoring organization recently named Nonprofit of the Year by the D.C. Chamber of Commerce for its STEM and mentoring programs located in the Southeast and Shaw neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. The chapter recently won a robotics competition at a NSBE conference and was featured on NBC and the Russ Parr Morning Show for its programmatic success.

He is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., initiated at Penn State University in 1987 where he served as chapter president. Mr. Johnson was recently honored with the Leon N. Gordon Order of the Sphinx for his leadership, the President’s Award for his mentoring activities and an achievement award for presenting financial literacy workshops to young men in a Leadership Development Institute sponsored by the by Omicron Lambda Alpha graduate chapter. In past years, Mr. Johnson has also served as president of the Association of African American Advisors and many other activities that impact the community.