Who We Are

Friends of The Coalition is a partner of The Urban Affairs Coalition

The Friends of the Coalition (FOC) is a network of next-generation professionals who support
the Urban Affairs Coalition’s mission as a Home for Nonprofits.

These next-gen leaders are recruited, chosen, or step up to join the Friends of the Coalition because of their commitment to the community, professional accomplishments, and because they wish to be enthusiastic ambassadors for the Coalition. Through the Coalition’s mission of uniting government, business and individual initiative – and with direct support of UAC’s Board, the Friends of the Coalition, Strategic Partners, and Supporters – UAC is able to improve the quality of life in the region, build wealth in urban communities and solve emerging issues.

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Photo from the Urban Affairs Coalition Annual Breakfast


Member Benefits

And How To Join

FOC Members are recruited, chosen, or step up to join the Friends of the Coalition. Accepted friends pledge to give or get up to $1,000 annually to support the work of the Coalition and receive the following benefits >>

To learn more about the Friends of the Coalition and to be considered for membership, please email your resume to bjohnson2@uac.org.

Contact Us

One (1) Free ticket and recognition at the UAC 50th Anniversary Breakfast

Exclusive networking opportunities with other Friends of the Coalition members and top regional executives

Access to invitation only events during the Pennsylvania Society

Exclusive invitation to the UAC Board of Directors Annual Reception

Personal support from UAC’s President, Sharmain Matlock-Turner, to aide in connecting you with other top leaders in Philadelphia

Participate in ``Friends Fridays`` Mentorship Days in partnership with UAC Summer Youth Employment Program

Lead a Friends’ Service Project during National Volunteer Week

Friends of the Coalition House Party Fundraiser