2024 annual meeting

2024 Annual Meeting

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

Please join us for a celebration of our region’s long tradition of giving and civic engagement – and a look toward our collective future – at the 2024 Foundation For The Carolinas Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 18, from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center. Hear from our new President and CEO Cathy Bessant and other Foundation leaders as we highlight the many ways your community foundation, our fundholders, local nonprofits, companies and more are making an impact throughout our region.

2024 Keynote Speaker

Noelle Russell


Noelle Russell is an award-winning technologist and thought leader in the field of artificial intelligence. After giving birth to a child with Down syndrome, Noelle became passionate about designing technology that would be accessible to those with special needs. She joined the Amazon team that launched Alexa and built more than 100 conversational AI applications. Fortuitously, when her father sustained a traumatic brain injury, he also benefited from the voice user interface.

Currently the global AI solutions lead at Accenture, Noelle’s technical background and inspirational storytelling bring valuable insight on how artificial intelligence can benefit humanity and create a more inclusive world.

We hope you'll consider sponsoring a table for this signature community gathering. Download and return the sponsorship form to reserve your table for 10 guests*. Please note that our Annual Meeting is not a fundraiser; all sponsorships help make this event possible.

For questions, please contact Susan Gray at AnnualMeeting@fftc.org or 704.973.4588. Thank you for your consideration and for your commitment to our community!

*Individual seats will be available in late winter.