Nonprofit Leadership & Community Engagement

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

Adrienne is highly engaged in her community and she is honored to participate in the leadership of the following nonprofit organizations:

Construction Business Institute

Adrienne founded the Construction Business Institute to connect contractors to timely, practical business education from industry experts. CBI offers monthly business education, networking opportunities, and resources for residential and commercial construction contractors. Adrienne’s introduction to construction began in 2011 when she ran an exterior house painting company while in law school and her experience deepened with the program design and management of the Blue Hills Contractor Incubator, the nation’s only construction specific incubator. Through CBI, she works with a talented advisory board of contractors and partners to ensure that the programming and coaching is contractor-driven.

Multicultural Business Coalition

The Multicultural Business Coalition is a nonprofit collective of Kansas City based organizations that were created to encourage and support a healthy multicultural business community.

Founded in the fall of 2015, MBC supports the increasingly diverse business community by:

  • Providing a forum of communication and collaboration for the organizations that serve a significant portion of multicultural business owners;
  • Increasing the rate of multicultural owned business engagement and recognition in the general business ecosystem; and
  • Conducting research and providing data on multicultural business trends.

MBC is now a registered nonprofit organization with an all-star executive board, quarterly resource partner meetings, bi-annual networking events, and a monthly electronic newsletter.

View the MBC Newsletter Archives

Black Female Attorneys

The Black Female Attorneys Network was founded in 2006 as a community support group for Black Female Attorneys in Missouri & Kansas. Under Adrienne’s leadership, BFA now has a constitution and executive board, regularly scheduled luncheons and after-hours events, and a philanthropic fund at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.

Current Engagements

  • Multicultural Business Coalition Founder and Board President (2015- present)
  • Black Female Attorneys Network Board President (2015-present)
  • Construction Business Institute Founder and Board President (2015- present)
  • Buena Vista University National Alumni Association Board of Directors (2016- present)
  • Editorial Board Member for the Journal of the Missouri Bar (2017- present)