Michael Marsicano speaks to audience

2019 Annual Meeting

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Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States

Important information for attendees

  • Individual ticket holders: please bring a copy of your payment confirmation for entry to the event.
  • If you're seated with a sponsored table, we will confirm your table number prior to the event.
  • Please arrive no later than 11:45 a.m. to be seated.

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Celebrate the generosity of our region at the 2019 Annual Meeting!

One of our community's premier nonprofit events, the Annual Meeting convenes 1,500 leaders each year from the corporate, nonprofit and civic sectors, for networking and fellowship. We hope you'll join us for what promises to be an inspiring celebration of philanthropy and civic service.

The keynote speaker is chef José Andrés. He is a culinary innovator, television personality and owner of ThinkFoodGroup, as well as a noted advocate for food and hunger issues. World Central Kitchen, the nonprofit he founded, along with #ChefsForPuertoRico, served 3.5 million meals in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Andrés and World Central Kitchen also responded to Hurricane Florence here in the Carolinas, feeding first responders and those impacted by the storm. Additionally, he was recently nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Chef Vivian Howard of PBS' A Chef's Life and Chef & the Farmer in Kinston, NC, will lead a conversation with Andrés after his presentation. Howard has also played an important role in relief efforts in eastern North Carolina.

The event has reached capacity. For more information or to be added to the waitlist, contact Susan Gray at 704.973.4588 or AnnualMeeting@fftc.org.

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