THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE | APRIL 14-16, 2018
#ABFENOW2018
OVERVIEW
Join the nation’s largest gathering of Black professionals in philanthropy at ABFE’s 2018 “The Fierce Urgency of Now” Conference on April 14 – 16th in Memphis, Tennessee. ABFE will present its members, stakeholders and partners a vigorous agenda—aimed at increasing public and private investments in Black communities. The Fierce Urgency of Now will also call attention to investment strategies that build and protect Black institutional, political and economic power.
ABFE’s 2018 Conference will feature signature events and member favorite—the 27th Annual James A. Joseph Lecture & Awards Program, which honors those who are leading philanthropy and at the forefront of cutting-edge philanthropic strategies that support Black communities.
ABOUT ABFE
Established in 1971, ABFE is a membership-based, philanthropic and nonprofit organization advocating for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, nonprofits and philanthropists, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion.
HOTEL
THE PEABODY MEMPHIS
149 UNION AVENUE
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE 38103
Rooms at The Peabody Memphis are available while they last at the special discounted group rate of $189/night. To book, please call The Peabody Memphis Hotel’s Reservation Department at 1-800-PEABODY (to get this special rate, please let the agent know you’re booking under “ABFE Annual Conference”).
*Unfortunately as of March 16, 2018, the ABFE group rate is no longer available on the hotel’s site, PeabodyMemphis.com.
*We recommend check out on 4/17 for those planning to attend the James A. Joseph Lecture & Awards Program (taking place Monday night, April 16th) and Black Business Breakfast Summit (taking place on Tuesday morning, April 17th).

2018 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018 | PEABODY HOTEL MEMPHIS

 

Dear Members,

ABFE is pleased to announce our 2018 Call for Nominations for the 27th Annual James A. Joseph Lecture and Awards Program. This signature event, taking place during our Fierce Urgency of Now 2018 Conference, will include the keynote James A. Joseph Lecture on Philanthropy, as well as remarks from the Emerging Leader in Philanthropy Award, the Institutional Award for Philanthropic Leadership and Trailblazer Award recipients.

The application deadline is on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at conference@abfe.org.

Thank you for your nomination!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please download the packet below and contact Seitu Jemel Hart, Vice President of Membership & External Affairs, at sjhart@abfe.org or 646.392.9872.
SPONSORS

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For inquiries, please contact us at conference@abfe.org.

      

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please download the packet below and contact Seitu Jemel Hart, Vice President of Membership & External Affairs, at sjhart@abfe.org or 646.392.9872.
VENUE
THE PEABODY MEMPHIS
149 UNION AVENUE
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE 38103
Conference registrants have until Friday, March 16th to book rooms at THE PEABODY MEMPHIS at group rate. Please call the Peabody Hotel’s Reservation Department toll free at 1-800-PEABODY (reference “ABFE Annual Conference”) or click “RESERVATIONS” below. We are recommending that attendees check in on Saturday, April 14th and check out Tuesday, April 17th (due to the 27th Annual James A. Joseph Lecture & Awards Dinner, taking place Monday night, April 16th). Please note The Peabody Memphis will continue to accept reservations after March 16, 2018 based upon room and rate availability.
Registration À La Carte Options
ABFE Opening Ceremony (ONLY)
on Saturday, April 14, 2018 – $100 per person
27th Annual James A. Joseph Lecture and Awards Dinner (ONLY)
on Monday, April 16, 2018 – $200 per person
Early Bird Registration Rates
(Early bird rates available until February 23, 2018)
ABFE Member Rate – $600
(Early bird conference, ABFE Opening Ceremony and 27th Annual James A. Joseph Lecture and Awards Dinner)
Non-Member Rate – $750
(Early bird conference, ABFE Opening Ceremony and 27th Annual James A. Joseph Lecture and Awards Dinner)
Regular Registration Rates
(Available after February 23, 2018 and on-site)
ABFE Member Rate – $700
(Includes ABFE Opening Ceremony and 27th Annual James A. Joseph Lecture and Awards Dinner)
Non-Member Rate – $900
(Includes ABFE Opening Ceremony and 27th Annual James A. Joseph Lecture and Awards Dinner)
COMING SOON!
ABFE CONTACTS:
Seitu Jemel Hart, Vice President of Membership & External Affairs
Phone: 646.392.9872 | Email: sjhart@abfe.org
Evelyn Rivera, Director, Membership & Special Events
Phone: 646.392.9868 | Email: erivera@abfe.org