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2020 Program Schedule

IMG_6536_compressed.jpgAFP TN, Southeastern Chapter meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Mountain City Club (729 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN, 37402).  Members and guests are invited to attend for networking, lunch, and an educational program.  The cost for members to attend is $12; and the price for non-members is $35.  Undergraduate students may attend at the member price. 

Please view our event calendar and announcements to learn more about upcoming programs. 

Emails are sent out each month to inform AFP members and non-members about upcoming events and speakers.  If you are not receiving these emails, please sign up at

JANUARY: "Choose Your Topic"
Attendees will have the opportunity to select one of three topics and participate in lively discussion:

  1. Professional Development
  2. Strategic Planning
  3. Collaboration between Nonprofits

FEBRUARY: Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement Co-founder Lakweshia Ewing
The Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement's Co-founder Lakweshia Ewing is the featured speaker for the program in February, which is also Black History Month. According to its mission statement, the Sankofa Fund is a membership organization committed to funding and supporting organizations, projects and efforts which improve Chattanooga's communities of color. Ms. Ewing will discuss the history of the fund founded in 2015, the collective philanthropy model they follow to improve the community and increase awareness of local needs, the types of investments they make in organizations that directly impact African American children, youth and families, and their work to create a legacy of giving in African American communities.

MARCH: Diversity and Cultural Competency in the Workforce
Our March program will feature Diversity and Cultural Competency in the Workforce, led by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee's Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Ron Harris. Mr. Harris' role is to cultivate a corporate culture where diversity and inclusion are aligned with the company’s corporate strategies and values. He provides strategic leadership and counsel for diversity initiatives within the organization, including diversity awareness training, recruitment, cultural competency training, employee development and community outreach.