Friends of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Inc. (Friends of the MBBA) is the charitable arm of MBBA and duly organized as a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions made to Friends of the MBBA are deductible to the fullest extent of state and Federal laws.

The charitable arm of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA), the FMBBA provides financial scholarships to help prospective and current Black/African-American law students from the New York City area.

These scholarships are part of the MBBA’s commitment to the Pipeline and “#MBBAGives” programs to promote greater diversity within the profession and to help future Black leaders of the profession afford a legal education.

We will award up to 12 scholarships of up to $2,500 each to prospective and current law students who meet the eligibility requirements.

Applications and eligibility requirements can be found here. (link tbd)

For more information email


Register now for the Hon. Theodore T. Jones Golf Tournament & Retreat Here.

On Monday, June 17, 2024, Friends of the MBBA will host the Annual Honorable Theodore T. Jones Golf Tournament and Retreat. This Event will provide an opportunity to refresh, reconnect, and refocus while enjoying a day with industry friends and colleagues. In addition, it allows the firm’s in-house counsel to network while playing golf or participating in a day of non-golf activities, CLE, spades tournament, and wellness-centered activities such as yoga, tennis, and pickleball. A portion of your payment may be tax deductible.



Friends of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Inc. (FMBBA) is a 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to supporting the work and furthering the vision of MBBA. FMBBA serves to support MBBA’s charitable, educational and civic engagement efforts, such as providing scholarships for deserving under resourced students, and legal clinics on matters that affect communities of color. For more information about FMBBA, please email For tax purposes, Friends of the MBBA, Inc.’s Tax ID: 45-5300933