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, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was first established in 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. The purpose of MBC is to connect, encourage, and provide resources for a strong multicultural business ecosystem. To do so, we convene individuals and organizations that represent the diverse cultures, ethnicities, and genders within our communities and economy.

Our model and focus allows us to: 

  • Provide a consistent forum for communication and collaboration for organizations that serve a significant portion of multicultural business owners
  • Contribute to an increase in the engagement and recognition of diverse-owned businesses
  • Conduct and produce research and data on multicultural business trends

Since inception, the Coalition has grown in membership and geographic reach, now connecting a network of entrepreneurs, resource partners, and professionals across the country. 

Visit the MBC Network website here

View the MBC Newsletter Archives

Black Female Attorneys

The Black Female Attorneys Network, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Kansas City, Missouri.  The purpose of our Network is to promote personal and professional relationships in the Black legal community, to foster and encourage professional competence and continuing education, and to provide opportunities for service and philanthropy among Black attorneys and legal professionals.

The Network was first organized in 2006 in Kansas City, Missouri. The inception was led by Black legal professionals who wanted to connect African American attorneys in Missouri and Kansas, regardless of practice area. Since then, the Network has formalized and been recognized as a national nonprofit organization with a network of hundreds of women across the country. 

Visit the BFA Network website here

Leadership Roles

  • 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- 2020)