A New Way to Get Involved with AFF: Join a Regional Hub!
Do you want to join forces with other rising leaders in your region to tackle the biggest challenges facing your community?
We thought so.
That’s why we’re introducing AFF Regional Hubs!
These “chapters on steroids” are regionally-based and are action-packed, fast-growing centers of community and events. Members of these Hubs will:
•Experience an exciting array of both in-person and digital programming options each month
•Expand their network through connections with hundreds of like-minded peers and leaders
•Gain access to opportunities that will deepen their impact in their local community
AFF Hubs are led by talented and experienced directors that actively work to grow their communities, make purposeful connections, and empower people to become leaders and drive change.
If you’re located in the Northeast, Southwest, or Capital Areas, we have some very exciting news for you. Hubs in these regions are launching this month! (But don’t fret if you’re located elsewhere – stay tuned next year, there are more to come!)
Check out a little more about each of these exciting communities:
New England Hub
New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Delaware, and Vermont
The New England Hub features unique and exciting events such as attending an annual polo match, exclusive dinners, trivia nights, and more!
Led by Larry Gillheeney
Larry is a lifelong resident of Cranston, Rhode Island and helped launch the Rhode Island chapter of AFF in 2018. In his full-time capacity, he is the advocacy manager for the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity.
Why join the AFF-New England Hub?
“We are a new generation of leaders, inspired by the big ideas of liberty, restoring the northeast to its former glory. There are too many places here that have been failed by big government intervention, both before and during the COVID crisis. We’re empowering these leaders to dream of a freer and happier future.”
Capital Area Hub
Washington DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania
The Capital Area Hub is AFF’s home base, and in addition to regular monthly programming it also hosts AFF’s flagship events including Reaganpalooza, the Annual Gala and Buckley Awards, and Laissez Fair.
Led by Kristin Underwood
Kristin led the DC chapter and served as the DC programs manager since 2019, where she also helped to plan and coordinate AFF’s flagship events. In addition to her role at AFF, Kristin is the marketing and communications director at The Fund for American Studies (TFAS), where she leads TFAS’s social media, print, email, and digital marketing efforts.
Why join the AFF-Capital Hub?
“We are a space for young professionals to connect, grow, and make a real impact in their communities. Through engaging events and valuable connections, you will learn how to get involved, make a difference, and level up to be the best versions of yourself. You will gain the tools you need to become an engaged citizen and make lifelong connections along the way.”
Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, and Nevada
The Southwest Hub frequently features prominent speakers from across the region for stimulating discussions, in addition to regular skill-building workshops, Jeffersonian-style dinners, and more.
Led by Austin Jack
Austin launched the AFF-Phoenix chapter in 2019. He has managed fundraising and development efforts for non-profit organizations, large and small, as well as political campaigns throughout the Southwest region of the United States – all of this through his company, Jack Development Strategies, LLC where he serves as the president and CEO. Austin also serves as the chief development officer for the Goldwater Institute.
Why join the AFF-Southwest Hub?
“We recognize the power that community activism has on societal changes, and how entrepreneurs, public servants, and experts in public policy are capable of building a bridge with their networks to decide clear needs of the communities in which they serve – while allowing for peaceful debate during that process. We’re providing a platform for young leaders to profess their philosophical and political beliefs in an environment where ‘cancel culture’ does not exist – to be pioneers for positive change in America.”