Frequently Asked


About The Sadie Collective

When was the organization founded?

The Sadie Collective was officially founded in August 2018 in Washington, D.C. by Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman and Fanta Traore. More information about our 2021 team can be found here.

What is your mission?


By empowering and equipping Black women in quantitative sciences, The Sadie Collective addresses the pipeline and pathway problem in economics, finance, data science, and public policy through curated content creation, programming, and mentorship.

Who is Dr. Sadie T.M. Alexander?

Dr. Sadie T.M. Alexander is the first African-American to be awarded a PhD in Economics in 1921 at the University of Pennsylvania. She is well known for being the first President of Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated as well as a civil rights lawyer alongside her husband, Raymond Price. She was the first Black woman to graduate from Penn Law School, in 1927. She was also the first Black woman to pass the bar in Pennsylvania and practice law in the state.

What is the name of the annual conference?


​The Sadie T.M. Alexander Conference for Economics and Related Fields for all intents and purposes.


When is the annual conference?


The annual conference is typically scheduled for the third week of February of each year.

Is the organization on social media?


Yes, please connect with and follow us on:


Are you a nonprofit?

At this time, we are a registered nonprofit in the District of Columbia but not yet an IRS designated 501c(3). We have filed with the IRS for 501c(3) status and are in the process of waiting for our designation to be conferred. All donations made in the meantime will be retroactively tax deductible.

What is your EIN number?


Our EIN number is 84-1851485.

Where are you based?


Our team has worked in a virtual office setting since our inception. However, if you'd like to send us correspondence, you can reach us at:

The Sadie Collective

PO Box 55149

Washington, DC 20040-5149

Who do I contact for financial inquiries?


Our Chief Financial Officer, George-Ann Ryan, is the organization's contact point for all donations/fundraising-related inquiries. She can be reached through our fundraising email

Where do I donate to the organization?


One-time, monthly, and annual donations can be made directly through the donations tab on our website.

Supporting The Sadie Collective

How do I share opportunities with the Sadie Collective Membership?


The Sadie Collective membership receives weekly digests. If you would like to share an opportunity, please email​ or locate the "Share an Opportunity" button.

My organization is interested in partnering with the Sadie Collective for programming.


Currently, the Sadie Collective has reached capacity for partnered programming through 2021. However, if your organization is interested in hosting an event for our membership, please contact the Community Engagement team at​

How do I support the Sadie Collective?


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