Adam Foss joins our illustrious roster of Annual Meeting speakers who engage and inspire our audiences year after year, including Malcolm Gladwell, Geoffrey Canada and Eric Whitacre, among others.

2017 Annual Meeting

March 28, 2017; noon to 1:30 p.m.
Charlotte Convention Center

The 2017 Annual Meeting has reached capacity. Please contact Susan Gray at or 704.973.4588 to be added to our waitlist.

The 2017 Foundation For The Carolinas Annual Meeting is set for noon on March 28 at the Charlotte Convention Center! One of our region’s largest and most anticipated nonprofit gatherings, each year the Annual Meeting convenes nearly 1,500 attendees to celebrate philanthropy and civic leadership, and to hear from nationally acclaimed thought leaders.

Our keynote speaker for 2017 is Adam Foss, a leading advocate for criminal justice reform. As an assistant district attorney in Boston, Foss recognized the power of the prosecution to influence the lives of young offenders. He co-founded the Roxbury CHOICE Program, an initiative to turn probation into an opportunity for reformation rather than a lifetime punishment. A respected thought leader in his field, Foss was a featured speaker at the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival and his popular TED Talk has generated more than 1.4 million views.

We look forward to seeing you, together with your associates and guests, for what will be a thought-provoking and energetic event. For questions, please contact Susan Gray at or 704.973.4588.


Foundation For The Carolinas thanks our generous sponsors:


Click here to see a full list of 2017 sponsors.