The BPM Campaign Architects are BPM Founder Jacqueline Copeland-Carson, Tracey Webb and Valaida Fullwood. The Architects and their organizations have blazed trails in philanthropy and contributed notably to advancing Black Philanthropy in the United States and around the globe:
Dr. Jacqueline Copeland-Carson founded Black Philanthropy Month in 2011. Carson is also the co-founder of Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network (PAWPNet), a global association of African-descent and allied women leaders, donors and activists of all backgrounds. With members from throughout the US and 30 other countries, its purpose is to strengthen philanthropy, social investment, volunteerism, activism and advocacy to promote the future of African-descent families and communities. For more information and to become a PAWPNet member, visit PAWPNet.ning.com.
Tracey Webb is the founder of Black Benefactors, a giving circle based in Washington, DC that provides grants and in-kind support to Black-led organizations serving the African American community. Webb has been hailed as the first online chronicler of Black philanthropy as the creator of BlackGivesBack.com, a pioneering blog that highlighted stories of Black giving from 2007-2015. She has been featured in national media and is the recipient of several honors and awards. Learn more about Black Benefactors and become a member at blackbenefactors.org.
Valaida Fullwood is a nationally known writer, public speaker and project strategist. She is author of “Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists,” an award-winning book chronicling traditions of giving in Black communities. In 2014, she was selected Lake Distinguished Visitor by Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Valaida is a founding member of New Generation of African American Philanthropists, a Charlotte-based giving circle that launched the Giving Back Project. It is a civic engagement initiative that reframes portraits of philanthropy through the arts, stories, culture and conversation. The newest dimension of this work is "The Soul of Philanthropy," a touring museum exhibit. Find out how to engage at givingbackproject.org.