2016 – 2020

  • The first AAP Leadership Luncheon raises funds for the Build A Library program. United Way delivers books to select after-school programs, launching the Build A Library Program.
  • The Build A Library Program evolves into Powering the Potential. AAP makes funding available to promote academic achievement through STEM projects.
  • AAP members are now offered professional development events and business resource group events twice a year respectively.
  • Mentoring Our Youth events are offered to bring members and funding recipients together for mentoring opportunities.
  • The AAP Leadership Luncheon becomes the largest signature event in the history of United Way of Greater Atlanta.
  • The first AAP Day of Service takes place at Booker T. Washington High School with over 200 members and students.


2012 – 2015

  • Volunteers host a Back to School event at the Good Samaritan Clinic, promoting healthy eating and diabetes awareness.


2008 – 2011

  • AAP grows to almost 600 leadership level members.
  • AAP hosts informative Black History Month events with special guests the Tuskegee Airmen.
  • AAP continues to support AIDS awareness with a members brunch before the Annual AIDS Walk.


2004 – 2007

  • AAP committed to raise $120,000 over two years to sponsor United Way Youth Initiatives – the Youth Individual Development Account and Summer Internship Programs, the first of many programs focusing on Atlanta’s youth.
  • AAP engaged the faith-based community through the Concerned Black Clergy, raising $15,000 during Sunday Services.
  • AAP’s leadership expands from a group of concerned volunteers to a fully structured council.


2000 – 2003

  • Dr. Johnetta B. Cole, Conchita W. Robinson and Charles Stephens joined forces to convene African-American leaders to positively impact the Greater Atlanta community, known as the African-American Initiative.
  • Dr. Johnetta B. Cole gave 50 speeches in the community about the new AAP affinity group in the first year.
  • AAP doubled the number of Tocqueville Society level members from 19 to 38. More than 200 had joined at the Cole Society level.
  • The Coca-Cola Company sponsored the first of three “Blue Light in the Basement Party” to build grassroots community support for United Way.
  • Terry Manufacturing becomes the first corporate matching donor.
  • AAP holds first signature cause event for AIDS awareness.