Stakeholders Breakfast

Stakeholders Breakfast

Stakeholders Breakfast

On December 8th, 2017, former Charlotte Mayor and United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx addressed CBI’s 20th Anniversary Stakeholders Breakfast, and asked one very poignant question:

“Why did it take Harvard University to tell us we had an economic mobility problem? Where is our conscience?”

With a record-breaking attendance of over 800 community leaders and government officials, the breakfast, titled Equity 20/20: A Vision For Charlotte-Mecklenburg, celebrated 20 years of CBI’s work to achieve racial and ethnic inclusion and equity in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community.


Along with powerful stories of impact, the breakfast featured a performance by guest artists from the upcoming Opera Carolina production of the “I Dream” rhythm and blues opera, as well as inspirational remarks from The Park Church’s Bishop Claude Alexander.


Tom Warshauer, head of CBI’s volunteer Board of Directors, issued a call to the attendees to continue working for inclusion and equity recalling CBI’s beginning in 1997.  “So, just as our community embarked 20 years ago, we must again commit to own the issues of inclusion and equity, to learn our real history, to share that history, to disrupt the patterns of complacency that infect too many people in our community. We must own that the impact of a lack of equity is our problem; it may be a problem that we inherited, but it is none the less ours now.”


To learn more about our annual Stakeholders Breakfast, please feel free to contact us.

Equity 20/20: Charlotte's Past, Present, and Future


Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Keynote Sponsor

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Convening Sponsors

Connecting Sponsors

Community Table Hosts

Shannon & Sean Bird | Robin & Bill Branstrom | Robert Bush | Charlotte NC Tours | Astrid Chirinos| Gina & Herb Clegg

Steve Cohen | Julio Colmenares | Angela Crawford | Peggy & Bob Culbertson | Rennie Cuthbertson | Andy Dews

Rosie & Sal Elrahal | Jenni Gaisbauer | Sally Geaney | Deb & George Hanna | Cammie & Barnes Hauptfuhrer | Byron Hawkins

 Jon Joffe |  Vickie & Gene Johnson | Greg Kilpatrick | Valecia McDowell | Polly & Steve Menaker | Katherine Mooring

Ann & Hugh Morgan, Jr. | Sally & Russell Robinson | Ann & Blaine Sanders | Andi Stevenson | Elizabeth & Eric Trosch

 Jenny & Henry Ward | Tom Warshauer | Britt & David Yett | Mary & Tom Zweng

Sustaining Sponsors