Administered by the National League of Cities, the NBC-LEO Foundation, Inc. has as its mission to support and conduct non-partisan research, technical assistance, training, and educational and informational activities and programs to advance African American political participation at the local level, promote municipal employment of African Americans, and develop positive perceptions about government by African American citizens.
The Foundation was established by the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) constituency group of the National League of Cities (NLC) in the mid-nineties. In 2007, it began to launch the operation of the Foundation which operates as a separate entity from the NBC-LEO constituency group.
At its Annual Summer Conference in 2007, "Rebuilding the Gulf Coast," in Biloxi, Mississippi, the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials formally elected the Foundation's initial Board of Directors. The NBC-LEO Foundation also established a formal partnership with the National League of Cities by which NLC acts on behalf of the Foundation as its administrative agent. NLC serves to implement the Foundation's ongoing operations based in Washington, D.C.
Inviting Corporate Sponsorship
The Foundation is currently seeking contributions of any amount. The official sponsorship levels are: $2,500 Platinum; $1,000 Gold; $750 Silver; and $500 Bronze. All contributions are tax deductible. send your donation to: NBC-LEO Foundation Fellows, 660 N. Capitol St., NW, Suite 450, Washington DC 20001.
NBC-LEO Foundation Officers and Board of Directors
East Orange, New Jersey
|Lonnie P. Hughes|
Vernice Atkins-Bradley, President/CEO,Votum Construction, Orlando, Florida
Deborah Delgado, Councilmember, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Steven C. Roberts, Esq., President, Roberts Broadcasting, Inc. , St. Louis, Missouri
Jack Sims, Mayor, District Heights, Maryland
Robert Avery, CJA Consultants, Gadsden, Alabama
Eugene Anderson, Sr. Director Industry Relations and External Affairs, SUEZ, Paramus, New Jersey
The NBC-LEO Foundation, Inc. was formed by the NLC National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials constituency group several years ago as an independent, charitable nonprofit corporation and was officially launched in 2007. Its mission, under the leadership of its Board of Directors composed of corporate and government representatives, is to support and conduct non-partisan research, technical assistance, training, and educational and informational activities/programs to advance African American political participation at the local level, promote municipal employment of African Americans, and develop positive perceptions about government by African American citizens. NLC serves as the administrator of the Foundation and Fellows Program.