Beverly P. Johnson, President
Greetings to our Members, Sponsors, Partners and the Chattanooga Community:
It is with great pleasure that after serving as the Chapter’s Chartering President, followed by seven presidential tenures, I again have the opportunity to serve as President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Chattanooga Chapter, Inc. Assuming leadership at this time is much different than it was 21 years ago. The Chapter has evolved in many ways, yet keeping pace with changing times. Membership has increased, programs have expanded consistent with National NCBW’s program agenda, fundraising has diversified and partnerships have increased.
The mission of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. is advocate on behalf of Black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment. We successfully and consistently meet this mission through our various programs such as the “Sista to Sista” mentoring program in partnership with Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, “Reach to the Future” scholarship program, awarding scholarships to girls who are continuing their education at accredited four year colleges, “Black Pioneer Women of Excellence” program, where trailblazers are recognized for the contributions they have made to the Chattanooga community, “Make It Matter! Make It Happen! Make It a Healthy Lifestyle!” conference, a one-day event exclusively for women and girls where they receive information about health issues predominate to females.
As an advocacy organization, NCBW provides forums so that citizens can become informed about candidates seeking local, state and national office. Issues and legislation that affect women and girls receives the Chapter’s attention through policy statement and position paper releases. NCBW does not endorse or financially support political parties or candidates.
The work of the Chapter is performed by the membership, a diverse group of professional women who represent the public and private sector. We are part of a national membership that includes a cumulative membership of more than 7,000 women in over 60 chapters, representing 27 states and the District of Columbia. We keep abreast of the national network by annually attending a 3-day Leadership Retreat, and bi-annually attending a 3-day Biennial Conference both held at different locations throughout the country. For the past 17 years, the Chapter has had a member serve on the National Board of Directors either as a board member or elected officer.
Sponsors and community partnerships are vital to the success of the Chapter’s programs and other initiatives. Programs, community involvement and fundraising activities require sponsors and community partnerships to be effective. We have successfully garnered financial support as well as in-kind donations and services from corporate, public, and private contributions, chapter fundraisers and non-profit donors. As you visit these sections of the website you will see the various sponsors and community partners for each prominently displayed.
I invite you to review our website so that you may become more familiar with the work of NCBW. Many of our events are open to the public and you can obtain more information about them from the Calendar of Events link. We welcome all forms of financial support, so please feel free to make a donation to the Chapter through our Donations link. The Chapter is 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt, therefore donations are tax deductible
Thanks to all who have supported us these past 21 years. It has been the membership’s pleasure to be part of this great city of Chattanooga that we call home and that we have the opportunity to make positive differences in lives of Black women and girls.
We will continue to advocate, educate and empower!
Beverly P. Johnson
Member, National Board of Directors