After a career in finance, Felecia Lucky returned home to Livingston, Alabama and with the idea of building a foundation with the people, for the people when she joined the Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF). BBCF was established to strengthen Alabama’s 12 poorest counties known collectively as the Black Belt. In the last 16 years, as the President of the Black Belt Community Foundation, BBCF has partnered with philanthropic organizations who want to invest in local community led driven transformation. Some noteworthy partnerships include W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation, and the U.S. Office of Head Start for early childhood education. The NOVO Foundation recognized BBCF for its work with a grant to create the Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium. With her deep roots in the community, dedication to her family and church, Felicia is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and a graduate of Leadership Alabama and Leadership Sumter County. Felecia is also 2006 Southeastern Council on Foundations Hull Fellow and a 2013 Aspen Ideas Scholar. Felecia has a BS in Accounting from Tuskegee University and a MBA from the University of Alabama.