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The B&P began as the Business and Professional Circle in 1961 under the Division of the Women’s Mission Society. In 1962, it became an auxiliary of the church and changed its name to the Business and Professional Women’s Society. Membership in B & P is open to ALL members of Allen Temple Baptist Church

The purpose of the Business and Professional Women’s Society is to serve and further the works of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through benevolent and charitable activities, and to raise funds for scholarships to further the education of the youth of Allen Temple Baptist Church.

The founding women of the Business and Professional Women’s Society (B&P) saw the need to help with the education of the youth of Allen Temple Baptist Church. We were granted the sole privilege by the church to raise funds for scholarships. To date, the Business and Professional Women’s Society (B&P) has raised more than $750,000 for Scholarships.
Scholarships are awarded annually on the second Sunday in June. The deadline for the submission of applications is the 4th Friday in April.

The main fundraising activities include:

  • A Fashion Show and Dinner held annually on the fourth Sunday in April
  • A Holiday Event in December

A Fashion Show and Dinner
The Business and Professional Women’s Society is dedicated to raising scholarship funds for our youth. The Fashion Show and Dinner is our main fundraiser each year.

2011-2013 Officers
President – Denise Smith
Vice President – Deborah Y. Smith
Recording Secretary – Toni Rodriguez
Assistant Recording Secretary – Donna Smith
Corresponding Secretary - Vivian DeFreece
Treasurer - Marie Johnson
Financial Secretary - Krystal Carpenter
Parliamentarian – Gail Bereola

Support the education of our youth. Donate to the Scholarship Fund Today!!
To donate, go to My Allen Temple, select Online Giving, Login (or register) and select the Scholarship Fund as your Donation Purpose. Thank you!

Interested in becoming a part of the Business and Professional Women's Society? Use the contact information in the box above and we'll get back to you.

Contact Info:
President:
Denise Smith
(510) 544-8910

Membership Chair:
Frances Parker-Washington (510) 544-8910

Email:
businessprof@allen-temple.org


Meetings Day/time:
Monthly on Monday after the 2nd Sunday, except in August. 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Meeting Location:
Allen Temple FLC Mary Morris Room