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.
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.
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.