2019 conference in atlanta, ga

2019 conference


Hosted by Georgia Tech, this conference will convene 60 black alumni leaders, volunteers, and thinkers to share experience, learning, and best practices in supporting the mission of our black alumni associations.  

Sessions include: 

  •  Exploring Membership and Involvement Models 
  •  Fundraising for Your Alumni Association 
  •  Maximizing Homecoming & Black Alumni Weekend Events Strategically  
  •  Strengthening Relations with the Primary Alumni Association  
  •  Support for Advocacy and Equity  
  •  Creating a Plan for Board Relations and Leadership  

Registration Fees

$105:  From March 4  - March 21, 2019

$125:  March 22 & 23, 2019

If you are interested in attending, please click here for additional details. 

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keynote speaker


 Birgit Smith Burton is a respected leader in the fundraising profession having raised over $500 million during her more than 25-year career with the United Negro College Fund and Georgia Institute of Technology. As the Executive Director of Foundation Relations at Georgia Tech, she has worked closely with some of the country’s most prominent philanthropic private foundations including the Mellon Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, MacArthur Foundation, and Atlanta based Woodruff Foundation. 

special presenter


 Tycely Williams, CFRE has inspired individuals and institutions to invest more than $85 million dollars in charitable causes. Currently, she serves as vice president of development for YWCA USA. Over the past 20 years, Tycely advanced philanthropy at the American Red Cross, YMCA of Metropolitan Washington and four human services organizations. 

Tycely holds a Masters in Leadership from Georgetown University and is a cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University. She is a past president of the AFPDC chapter. In her spare time, Tycely crashes charitable fundraising galas and taste tests fried green tomatoes in her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama.