Chat with AAP Co-Chairs: Youlanda & Troy

February 28, 2024

We’ve kicked off 2024 with a bang; however, we have more unique & robust community engagement opportunities headed your way.

In January we held the 4th Leadership Legacy Series featuring Curley M. Dossman, Jr., President, Georgia-Pacific Community Affairs & Vice-President, Koch Companies Community Fund. Curley shared valuable advice and tips for community leadership. It was also fun to see Milton J. Little, Jr. & Curley reminisce about their days on the campus of Morehouse College in 1973. If you missed it, please click here to view the recording.

It was also a delight to welcome Omari Hardwick, lead actor, poet & Georgia native to headline the 8th annual Leadership Luncheon. He electrified the audience with his enthusiasm for philanthropy. This event is a fundraiser for AAP’s signature cause: Powering the Potential of African-American boys and young men towards academic achievement. Thanks to the support of more than 40 corporate sponsors and host committee members, AAP had a substantial increase closer to the next milestone of $2M in net youth development investment.

Please mark your calendars for the remaining 2024 AAP Engagement Opportunities:

  • Members-ONLY Career Advancement Professional Development Breakfast – Thursday, April 25th: Premium networking membership benefit that will include a career advancement expert presentation and panel of c-suite leaders who will share insight and specific examples of what they most look for in department leaders.
  • Cabinet Application Deadline – Friday, May 31st: Apply today to become an active member of the AAP Cabinet and serve alongside like-minded business owners, corporate executives and community servants. Our community needs you.
  • 6th Annual Day of Service – Friday, June 21st: Through AAP’s Day of Service, members and volunteers leverage their professional expertise to guide African-American middle & high school students through a day of STEAM- related workshops and career-oriented activities. Multiple volunteer roles and ways to support. Please join us for an information sharing and Q&A session on Wednesday, April 17th!
  • Members-ONLY Economic Mobility & Resilience: Everyone’s Economy Professional Development Event – Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta – Thursday, September 19th: Economic trends presentation to support your entrepreneurial & personal wealth success lunch event.
  • Meeting of the Minds (African-American Resource Group Lead Officers Event) Thursday, October 24th: Come learn best practices on leadership, mentoring and career development from some of the best Business Resource Group leaders in the Atlanta region.
  • Members-ONLY Holiday Reception – December 9th : Social networking event to bring in the holidays while highlighting community impact.

Thank you for supporting United Way as philanthropic leaders!

In service,

Troy & Youlanda