Arthur Lee Butler
Arthur Lee Butler witnessed firsthand the devastation, dilemmas and the burdens HIV/AIDS placed on the African-American community. In 1999, Mr. Butler, with the help of three friends, founded the Capital District African American Coalition on AIDS (CDAACA), a grassroots community-based not-for-profit organization.
Under Mr. Butler’s direction and leadership, CDAACA has designed a number of innovative and culturally specific initiatives, grounded in the science of social and behavioral theories. Over the past 10 years CDAACA has served more than 20,000 individuals and their families. While working for New York City’s largest union, District Council 37 of the AFL-CIO, Mr. Butler coordinated the union’s participation in the 30th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s march on Washington.
Mr. Butler is an ordained pastor and founder of Full Liberty Fellowship. The fellowship is a place where people can experience fulfillment, forgiveness, favor and freedom. Arthur believes in laying a solid foundation and uncompromising presence in the community where African Americans can live a life of quality, worth and dignity.
Mr. Butler’s expertise is bringing people together for the greater good of the community, and in 2005 he helped the Community Hospice win the national honor of the “Excellence in Teamwork Award” addressing end-of-life care in the African-American community
Mr. Butler received his bachelor’s from Binghamton University, State University of New York.