Working in Minneapolis, Chicago and Memphis, Felecia Lucky decided to leave her corporate background behind in returning to help improve her Alabama home region, the Black Belt. She serves as president of the Black Belt Community Foundation. This year, BBCF celebrates 16 years of addressing the poverty, oppression and hopelessness by attracting financial support to the region, then supporting and coordinating uplifting, grass-roots efforts to improve the lives of residents across 12 counties. Ms. Lucky has been recognized by the Alabama Media Group (AL.com) in its 2016 Women Who Shape the State, and in 2019, the Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism honored her with its “Game Changer Award.” Lucky serves as Minister of Music at the First Baptist Church in Livingston, Alabama and sits on the City Council of Livingston.
President, Black Belt Community Foundation, The Thrive Rural Framework: Connecting Rural Development, Health, and Opportunity