#WhyWednesday: Elijah Whitfield

02-26-2020 · African-American Partnership


#WhyWednesday: Elijah Whitfield

“I was once one of the less fortunate kids growing up. What more of a platform than to serve as an AAP board member, to reach back into the community where I once was?”

As a United Way of Greater Atlanta African-American Partnership board member, Elijah Whitfield invests in Greater Atlanta’s future. Today, hear why he believes AAP’s mentorship, leadership and literacy programs are so important.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of AAP. Twenty years ago, a small group of Black leaders set out to make the face of philanthropy more reflective of the demographics in Greater Atlanta. Their vision became United Way of Greater Atlanta African-American Partnership. To learn more about the history, impact and continuing legacy of AAP, click here.