Nathaniel Goldston III
Memorial Scholarship Fund
Nathaniel Goldston III Memorial Scholarship Fund
Born on October 20, 1938, Nathaniel Russell Goldston, III – affectionately known as Nate – was a gentle and humble man.
In 1986, Nate founded 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. and served as its first Chapter President.
In 1989, Nate became the second national President of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. In this role, he laid a critical foundation for the national organization. Under Nate’s leadership, The 100 expanded to 43 chapters, which was four times the size of The 100 prior to his presidency. Additionally, Nate was responsible for the incorporation of The 100 as a nonprofit organization; The 100’s acquisition of its first national office; and, the acquisition of its first executive director.
Keenly aware of the issues confronting African American communities across America, Nate understood that addressing these challenges required both time and money. In addition to his significant personal contributions to the organization, Nate successfully cultivated donations that surpassed $500,000 annually to support scholarship funds for youth. His enduring commitment to education and his selfless dedication to supporting the educational advancement of our youth will forever be cherished by those who had the chance to know or work with Nate.
Modestly altruistic, Nate’s professional success proved to be a vehicle for his personal passion—helping young, disenfranchised African American youth overcome barriers by promoting and facilitating educational support and enrichment.
Nate leaves behind a legacy of purposefulness and a vibrant spirit. He was truly a man who believed actions speak louder than words. Nate’s legacy will forever be treasured in our history and organization.
His family requests that in Lieu of flowers, that a memorial scholarship fund is set up in his name. Donations are now able to be made to the 100 Black Men of America Inc. to continue fulfilling his vision.