Since its inception in 1982, the Pageant was evolved and had undergone a metamorphosis of name changes. In 1992, the Pageant was incorporated with a nonprofit status and will henceforth be known as MISS BLACK OHIO. In 2001, Fanchon C. Gates, the former Miss Black Ohio 1997 title holder, became the new CEO/President. This is a 501(c) (3) Organization status. All donations are tax deductible.