African American Leadership Society

Leading the way to a brighter future for the 757

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About the Group

We share a commitment to philanthropy, leadership, service and increasing the number of African American philanthropists making good things happen in the 757.








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How to Join AALS

We are looking for other people who strive to create a positive impact in our community and share our deep commitment to supporting minorities. AALS membership is an annual gift of at least $1,000. If you are not quite ready to join AALS at the $1,000 level, the AALS step-up program allows you to gradually increase your gift over a period of three years  while enjoying full membership and recognition benefits.

Step-up members make a commitment to give at least $600 in year one, $800 in year two and $1,000 in year three. To learn more or get involved, email us.

AALS STEM Scholarship Program

We’re on a mission to increase opportunity for African American students and reduce the racial and gender gaps that currently exists in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). To support black youth and veterans pursing STEM degrees through higher education, United Way of South Hampton Roads’ African American Leadership Society created the STEM Scholarship Program funded by USAA. This initiative is designed to provide scholarship and academic support for African American students and veterans who aspire to earn STEM degrees and pursue careers in the STEM field. To learn more or apply, click here.

AALS Membership Benefits


Exclusive invitations to member events and volunteer opportunities


Connect with top executives from leading companies and minority business owners

Leadership Training

Waived tuition for Project Inclusion, a 13-week leadership program


Recognition in United Way publications

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Subscription to the member newsletter to keep up with relevant news and events

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