Dr. Condoleezza Rice coming to Birmingham for A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club Celebration
Event to benefit vital after-school programs for Birmingham-area youth

Dr. Condoleezza Rice, the 66th Secretary of State, will be the special guest at the A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club’s 48th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon. The event, which benefits the A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club, will take place Monday, May 11 in Birmingham.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Rice, a Birmingham native and a longtime supporter of the A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club, join us for this very special event,” said Mark Crosswhite, Alabama Power Chairman, President and CEO. Crosswhite is co-chairing the luncheon with Dr. Rice.

Dr. Rice serves as the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University.

From 2005 to 2009, Dr. Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African-American woman to hold the post. Rice also served as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001 to 2005, the first woman to hold the position.

Since 2009, Rice has served as a founding partner at RiceHadleyGates, LLC, an international strategic consulting firm based in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. The firm works with senior executives of major companies to implement strategic plans and expand in emerging markets. Other partners include former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley and former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates.

Since 2013, Rice also has served on the College Football Playoff Committee, formerly the Bowl Championship Series (BCS).

“We are deeply honored to have Dr. Rice with us and we appreciate Mark Crosswhite and his team for their ongoing commitment and support,” said Frank Adams, Jr.,
Chief Executive Officer of the A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Rose Walker, Director of Development for the A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club, at 205-923-3377, or visit the club’s website at www.aggbgc.org.