Felecia Lucky joins the GFCF board!

10 Jan 2024

The board of the GFCF is pleased to announce the appointment of Felecia Lucky, President of the Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF). After a career in finance, Felecia returned to Livingston, Alabama and fell in love with the idea of building a foundation with the people, for the people when she joined the BBCF. BBCF was established to strengthen Alabama’s 12 poorest counties known collectively as the Black Belt. In the last 19 years, fueled by the passion to provide opportunities to the region, BBCF has partnered with philanthropic organizations who want to invest in local community-led driven transformation.

With her deep roots in the community, dedication to her family and church, Felecia serves on a variety of committees and boards, including the City of Livingston City Council, Council on Foundations Community Foundation Leadership Team, HOPE Enterprise Corporation’s Board, HIVE Fund Advisory Board, Heron Foundation Board, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Leader Cohort 6, Black Belt Commission, and CF Leads Foundation Board and Governance Chair. Further, Felecia is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; a graduate of Leadership Alabama and Leadership Sumter County. Felecia is also 2006 Southeastern Council on Foundations Hull Fellow, a 2013 Aspen Ideas Scholar and a 2016 graduate of the Delta Regional Authority’s Delta Leadership Institute.

Speaking about her appointment to the GFCF board, Felecia commented:

“Joining the Board of the GFCF is a milestone not only for me personally but also for the Black Belt community as we continue to make strides towards greater inclusivity and global representation. In this new role for me, I will carry the same passion and commitment that has driven my work for the past 20 years with the Black Belt Community Foundation. I am eager to contribute to the GFCF’s mission of promoting sustainable development through community philanthropy. I am elated at the prospect of showcasing the experiences and lessons we have garnered from the Black Belt region on a global platform. At the same time, I am equally thrilled to return with fresh insights and knowledge that could positively impact our local community. My goal is to establish a stronger bond between local and global community foundations, leading to a more equitable and sustainable world. I am excited about the potential of what we can achieve together. I look forward to a new chapter of growth, collaboration, and shared success!”

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