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2024 Annual Meeting

November 13 – 15, 2024


Leading Lights:
Connection, Community & Courage


This year's Annual Meeting will arrive at a critical juncture for our region and country. Amid a time of division, we will look to our Leading Lights: Connection, Community & Courage to help us navigate the challenges ahead, embrace shared goals, and work toward a brighter future for the South and all its people.

Honoring Janine Lee


The 55th Annual Meeting is dedicated to the memory of Janine Lee – our leader, mentor and friend. Janine's life, work and legacy will be woven throughout our agenda, including a special Opening Keynote where a few of the many people who benefited from her guidance will share their favorite memories of Janine and reflect on how each of us can carry her work forward.

We are planning other tributes to Janine throughout the Annual Meeting – more details about these will be announced soon.

Why We Must Work Together... and How

This year's featured speakers will highlight the many ways philanthropy can bring people together, find common cause, and lead work toward a just and equitable South – we'll discuss not only why we must overcome divisions, but also how.

This year's keynote and plenary speakers include:

Mónica Guzmán
Author of I Never Thought Of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations
in Dangerously Divided Times


Edgar Villanueva
Author of Decolonizing Wealth


Alice Randall
Author and Songwriter


University Presidents Panel: Finding Common Ground on Campus


Agenia Walker Clark
Fisk University


Daniel Diermeier
Vanderbilt University


L. Gregory Jones
Belmont University



Start: November 13, 2024
End: November 15, 2024

Omni Nashville Hotel, Rep. John Lewis Way South, Nashville, TN, USA

Rep. John Lewis Way South 250
37203 Nashville TN
United States

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