White Plains, NY – Jan. 12, 2021 – Eon S. Nichols, Partner and Vice-Chair of the Real Estate, Corporate, Finance and Non-Profit groups at Cuddy & Feder chaired the African American Men of Westchester’s 20th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Youth Awards Program. The Program will honor the youth of Westchester County who exemplify the spirit of Dr. King’s life and work to keep his legacy alive through their self-sacrificing volunteer activities.
Mr. Nichols has served on AAMW’s board since 2012 and has chaired the program for the past several years. Cuddy & Feder LLP is a proud sponsor of this 501(c)(3) organization and its community-based initiatives. Cuddy & Feder is dedicated to promoting the advancement of diversity both within the Firm and our community. The Firm strongly supports the growth of diversity in the law, including diversity in race, culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, language, unique ideas, and perspectives. The Firm supports activities that promote diversity and engage in many activities and organizations to encourage inclusion.
“AAMW has been around for 30 years and is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization composed of African American males who have made significant contributions to charitable and community-based organizations throughout Westchester County,” said Eon Nichols. “I love being on the board of AAMW because we are a small organization with a fierce passion and focus on giving back.”
AAMW sponsored the first annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Family Day Celebration over 20 years ago to celebrate the life and teachings of Dr. King. This event became the largest of its kind in Westchester, and indeed the northeast, attracting over 5,000 people over the years from every walk of life to keep Dr. King’s message of service to mankind alive and honoring over 120 young people.
Several years ago, the focus was shifted to honor those young people in the county who have demonstrated a commitment to the teachings of Dr. King. This diverse group of young people represents every socioeconomic strata and geographic region of the county. The event can be viewed through AAMW’s You Tube channel on January 18, at 12:00 PM.