About this Event
Join us for a momentous occasion as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act, a significant milestone in civil rights history, inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and enacted by President Lyndon Baines Johnson. This Act led to the creation of 1,000 community action agencies, including the Charlotte Area Fund (CAF), aimed at eradicating poverty.
Our annual business luncheon, themed "Connect, Collaborate, Coordinate- Celebrating 60 years of Charlotte Community Action," promises an opportunity to reflect on national achievements and local contributions. The event is scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2023, beginning at 11:00 am ET.
Since 1963, CAF has been a relentless force in poverty alleviation efforts in Mecklenburg County. Recognized for initiating significant endeavors like Head Start, Second Harvest Food Bank, Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont, WOIA, and other economic development initiatives, the organization continues to support Charlotte Mecklenburg's most financially disadvantaged citizens despite the city's ranking in economic mobility.
We are offering complimentary tickets for this special event. We encourage you to join us and share details about our event within your circles. As we honor our past and envision a future of continued service, your presence will undoubtedly enhance our celebration.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Nicholas V. Wharton, President & CEO
Charlotte Area Fund, Inc.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Mint Museum Uptown, 500 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, United States