Registration Now Open for SECF's 49th Annual Meeting

Today's the day: Registration is now open for SECF's 49th Annual Meeting: Come Together. Bridge the Divide. The region's premiere philanthropic event will draw grantmakers, experts and thought leaders to Louisville, Kentucky, for three days of connection, ​engagement ​and ​inspiration. ​We ​will ​confront ​critical ​issues ​facing ​our ​field ​– ​rising ​economic ​inequality, ​increasing ​polarization, ​and ​questions ​about ​philanthropy's ​role ​and ​purpose ​– ​while ​celebrating ​the ​ideas ​and ​people ​that ​are ​strengthening ​the ​fabric ​of ​our ​communities ​and ​pointing ​the ​way ​to ​a ​bright ​future.

This year's meeting features a fantastic lineup of keynote and plenary speakers who will be able to speak to this moment in the history of not only our nation, but also our region and our host city. Our featured speakers are:

Mark Gerzon
Author, "The Reunited
States of America"
Lonnie Ali
Lifetime Director, 
The Muhammad Ali Center
Michael McAfee
President & CEO, 
Jon Meacham
Author & Historian,
"The Soul of America"
William C. Bell
President & CEO, 
Casey Family Programs


You can learn more about our keynote and plenary speakers by visiting the Annual Meeting section of Come back to this page often – we'll be adding details about all our session speakers as they become finalized!

Ready to learn more? Check out our schedule-at-a-glance or view the full agenda for details on every session, activity, site visit and networking opportunity that awaits you in Louisville.

We encourage you to register as soon as possible for the Annual Meeting. You will not only secure your place at an incredible event, but also will save $100 off the registration rate if you register by July 1!

Once you're signed up, don't forget to book a room at our host hotel, the Louisville Marriott Downtown. We've negotiated a special discounted rate for Annual Meeting attendees that you won't want to pass up.



Keep an eye on this blog, and our weekly newsletter, Connect, for further updates as we roll out our Annual Meeting agenda. We can't wait to tell you more – and for you to experience it in person in Louisville!


Southeastern Council of Foundations
100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 2080
Atlanta, GA 30303

Visiting SECF:
All staff are working remotely at this time but can still be reached via email and by calling (404) 524-0911.

Monday-Thursday from 9:00am–6:00pm (ET)
Friday from 9:00am–12:00pm (ET)

Phone: (404) 524-0911
Fax: (404) 523-5116

Mission: SECF strengthens Southern philanthropy, welcoming our members to listen, learn and collaborate on ideas and actions to help build an equitable, prosperous South.