Men of D.I.S.T.I.N.C.,
The mission of Men of D.I.S.T.I.N.C., Incorporated will be to build character, self-esteem, and virtue in the lives of males, particularly African-American males. While this is directly linked to the service of our community, it shall also be our personal goal to make positive strides toward the service of our local community, regional community, national community, and ultimately provide a world altering service to all humanity, with the assurance that a D.I.S.T.I.N.C. change has been made.
Men of D.I.S.T.I.N.C., Incorporated was founded circa 1981 by the Distinguished Few: Louis Brown, Marcus Patterson, and Keith Wilkins. Men of D.I.S.T.I.N.C., Incorporated was first incorporated October 15, 1997 as D.I.S.T.I.N.C., Incorporated; under the leadership of the Second National President, Terrence T. McCormick.
The Distinguished few began to do the work of their vision and the birth the first organized assembly was established. From this establishment it remained a local entity and more organized local assemblies were formed. It wasn’t until February 25, 1996 that the first organized chapter, Alpha Chapter, was founded at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University by Patrick Davis, Jerrod Monty Burton, Chris Parrish and Terran Goldsborough.
In 2014, Men of D.I.S.T.I.N.C., Incorporated became a 501(c)10 organization by the Internal Revenue Services. Today, Men of D.I.S.T.I.N.C., Incorporated consist of over 30 chapters located in the southern and southwest region of the United States. The scope of the organization extend abroad.
See the leaders of the Grand Chapter of Men of D.I.S.T.I.N.C., Inc.