Coach Bill Curry headlining Fourth Annual Cary Center Nonprofit Summit

Published: September 14, 2020

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The Fourth Annual Cary Center Nonprofit Summit will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m.–noon and will feature breakout sessions on digital marketing, resource development, board development and attracting volunteers. The summit, which will be held virtually, will convene nonprofit leaders, administrators, board members, volunteers, philanthropists and Auburn University faculty and students.

The theme for this year’s summit is “Putting Knowledge into Action.” There will be two training tracks with a final session at 11 a.m. featuring keynote speakers Echo Garrett and Bill Curry.

Coach Curry served as head football coach for Georgia Tech (’80-’86), the University of Alabama (‘87-’89) and the University of Kentucky (’90-’96). His NFL career included two Super Bowl titles and a stint as the president of the NFL Players Association. Coach Curry is an inspiring philanthropist who has long-time advocate for The Orange Duffel Bag Initiative, a nonprofit organization based out of Atlanta that provides certified life coaching and ongoing advocacy for our nation’s most vulnerable high school and college students, helping them achieve education success.

Garrett is an award-winning writer and journalist and co-founder of The Orange Duffel Bag Initiative (ODB). She is co-author of My Orange Duffel Bag, the basis of ODB’s coaching curriculum and a tireless advocate for ODB youth.

Other summit speakers include: Burton Crenshaw, president of the Central Alabama Community Foundation; Ben Moser, president and CEO of The United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley; Dena Little, founder of Storybook Farm; Chad Dubois, communication and marketing coordinator at the Central Alabama Community Foundation.

The Cary Center Nonprofit Summit is free and open to the public. Register at

For more information, contact Brittany Branyon at or 334-844-3557.


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Submitted by: Brittany Branyon