Don’t miss the launch of the United Way of Central Alabama’s J. Mason Davis Leadership Society on October 3

J. Mason Davis, revered Birmingham attorney and civic leader will be honored on October 3rd at the Red Mountain Caberet. Screensot of video by United Way of Central Alabama about Mason

Next week, on October 3rd, the United Way of Central Alabama is launching its newest affinity group –  The J. Mason Davis Leadership Society.

The new group’s namesake, Mason Davis, is one of Birmingham’s most revered attorneys and the first African American to serve as Chairman of the Board for United Way of Central Alabama.

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Bringing Together African American Changemakers

The mission of the J. Mason Davis Leadership Society will be to bring together African American changemakers who champion diversity and opportunity, and are striving to positively impact the community through a shared affinity for philanthropy, volunteerism, and advocacy.

The launch reception is Thursday, October 3, 2019, 5:30 at The Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret. The event includes music, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. Register for the event at:  www.jmasondavissociety.swell.gives/

Keynote Speaker – JPMorgan Chase’s Sekou Kaalund

Headlining the launch event will be JPMorgan Chase’s Sekou Kaalund, Head of Advancing Black Pathways, an initiative designed to have a sustainable impact on the economic success and empowerment of black communities, will be the events keynote speaker.


Kaalund has served for 11 years in JPMorgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank in numerous leadership positions—including Head of U.S. Pension Fund Coverage and as a senior relationship manager for some of the firm’s largest clients. Kaalund began his J.P. Morgan career in 2007 as Managing Director and Global Head of Sales for Private Equity and Real Estate Fund Services.

Sekou Kaalund, Head of Advancing Black Pathways, a JPMorgan Chase initiative will be the keynote speaker at the launch of the United Way of Central Alabama’s J. Mason Davis Leadership Society. Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

According to a statement by the United Way of Central Alabama  about the new affinity group, “In honoring Attorney Davis, we hope to build awareness and increase the level of African American leadership donors who give to improve the quality of life for Central Alabama residents.”

Membership benefits in the J. Mason Davis Leadership Society  include networking receptions with top executives from leading corporations, volunteer projects with a focus on issues facing underserved African American groups and creating change through new and exciting opportunities.

 

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.