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In January 2004, the Metro-Atlanta Alumni Chapter of Florida A&M University hosted a social mixer and
fundraiser event and invited other HBCU alumni chapters to participate. In addition to promoting fellowship and
fun, the event presented an opportunity to recruit new members for their individual chapters. The participation of
chapters at this inaugural event was low; however, it generated enough excitement amongst the chapter
members to prompt the creation of the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance (AHBCUAA).
During the first meeting, HBCU graduates brainstormed on how chapters can formally collaborate and work
collectively as a critical mass to host fundraising events that one chapter couldn’t successfully execute on its
own. Over time, the combined efforts grew to include community service efforts consistent with our mutual
purpose of benefiting students and contributing to higher education.
In January 2012, Kendrick Faison, along with other HBCUs graduates proposed to start a chapter in the
Washington, DC metro area. With the assistance of the Atlanta HBCU Alumni Alliance (AHBCUAA) and soliciting
support from other HBCUs alumni chapters in the Washington, DC metro area, there was overwhelming
enthusiasm among the alumni chapters of the Washington, DC area. After working with area alumni chapters in
many planning meetings to organize a chapter, the Washington, D.C chapter was officially incorporated June 6,
2012 in the District of Columbia.