Remembering a legacy, embracing the future.

In 2016, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club held its Inaugural Emanuel Croslan Hall of Fame Gala. Every year going forward, we will dedicate our Hall of Fame Gala to the great legacy of Mr. Croslan, who changed so many lives during his time with our Club, and even more in his community. We have seen countless youth grow up through The Club and go on to lead successful lives. These alumni continue to give hope to our current Club Members through their example and guidance. Through The Emanuel Croslan Hall of Fame Gala, we are able to honor our incredible alumni and staff that have made and continue to make an impact at our Boys & Girls Club, right here in Durham. This Gala, the largest fundraiser for The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, is an event to remember!

"A lifelong friend of youth, mentor to two generations of African-American leadership, a lover of athletics, a peer among the nation's best in youth development, a sterling son, husband, brother, and father, and a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ. These are but a few of the heartfelt phrases that describe Emanuel Croslan, Jr. Serve as Executive Director of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Durham for more than two decades, Mr. Croslan gave himself completely to the task of reaching the children of Northeast Central Durham with a message of safe harbor, self-confidence, encouragement, and hope. For over thirty years he personified the Fanny Crosby hymn, 'Rescue the Perishing.' When Emanuel Croslan died on April 25, a great loss was felt by family, Club members and parents, co-workers, church members, and The Boys & Girls Club community. Their greatest comfort has come from remembering his sincere faith and seeing his legacy in The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Durham."

Event Information

Friday, September 28, 6:00pm-9:00pm

The Rickhouse, 609 Foster Street, Durham North Carolina

Tickets are $100 per person. Alumni of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Durham qualify for a special, discounted rate. Please contact our Development Director for more information.


2018 Honorees

Anthony Clinton

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Charles Lyons