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Join us in the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement!

This year, the Annual Meeting comes to Montgomery for the first time ever – and the first time in Alabama since 2010!

Through site visits, off-site sessions and salon dinners, our agenda includes many opportunities to explore Montgomery and central Alabama, particularly the region’s pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement. This includes visits to The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the nearby Legacy Museum.

Experience Montgomery

The Annual Meeting’s downtown location puts you a short distance away from many attractions highlighting Montgomery’s rich history and culture.

As part of your registration, you will receive complimentary admission to both the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Just present your badge, and you'll be able to take a self-guided tour of both sites at no charge!

The Legacy Museum
400 N. Court Street (7-minute walk)

The Legacy Museum provides a comprehensive history of the United States with a focus on the legacy of slavery. Beginning with the Transatlantic Slave Trade and continuing through Reconstruction, Jim Crow, lynching and today’s mass-incarceration, the museum provides detailed interactive content and compelling narratives.


Rosa Parks Museum
252 Montgomery St. (7-minute walk)

Located at the site where Rosa Parks was arrested, Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum is an active memorial to the life of the civil rights icon and the lessons of the Montgomery Bus Boycott that brought racial integration to transportation and international attention to civil rights.




Riverfront Park
355 Commerce St. (3-minute walk)

Anchored by an amphitheatre, the Harriott II Riverboat, and the historic Union Station Train Shed, Riverfront Park is an entertainment destination on the banks of the Alabama River. Riverboat rides, events, concerts, baseball in Riverwalk Stadium and access to the river via a boat ramp make this park a fun and exciting place for people of all ages.

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice
417 Caroline St. (15-minute walk, 3-minute drive)

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is the nation’s first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved Black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow, and people of color burdened with contemporary presumptions of guilt and police violence.


Freedom Rides Museum
210 S. Court St. (11-minute walk)

This award-winning site preserves the façade of the Greyhound Bus Station where, in May 1961, young Freedom Riders challenging segregated travel restrictions came under assault by a mob of protesters. The bravery of the riders in the face of violence helped generate public and political support for the Civil Rights Movement.




Dining, Nightlife & More!

In addition to the attractions listed on this page, downtown Montgomery is home to great restaurants, bars, music venues and other attractions! Visit Experience Montgomery to learn more!

Staying in Montgomery

Due to strong interest in the Annual Meeting, our room blocks at the Renaissance, Embassy Suites and Staybridge Suites are full – you can join our waitlist in case rooms become available due to cancellations and other changes.

The good news is our downtown location means you’re only a short walk away from a variety of other hotel options. We encourage you to make a reservation at one of these properties while also adding your name to the waitlist.

Note: Philanthropy Southeast cannot guarantee room availability at these locations.

Hampton Inn & Suites 

100 Commerce St. (4-minute walk) (334) 265-1010

Trilogy Hotel Montgomery

108 Coosa St. (5-minute walk) (334) 440-3550

DoubleTree by Hilton

120 Madison Ave. (10-minute walk) (334) 245-2320

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Legacy Sponsor



Inspiration Sponsor



Premier Sponsor



Champion Sponsor



Trailblazer Sponsor



Visionary Sponsors



Sustainer Sponsors



Leader Sponsors



Supporter Sponsors




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