It's August! Time To Elevate, Cultivate and Celebrate

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Elevating, Cultivating and Celebrating With These ‘Featured Events’


August 1 signals the launch of Black Philanthropy Month! Below are BPM 2016 Featured Events—an array of special gatherings occurring across the United States that will receive a spotlight over the coming weeks. In addition to these, numerous self-organized BPM programs, fundraisers, issue forums and networking events are happening, too. You can share information about your event here.


Aug 1-31

New Black Voices: Coming Together for Community Health

Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network (PAWPNet) and the African American Community Health Advisory Committee, Bay Area, San Diego, Los Angeles and Sacramento, CA


Aug 1-31

Black Benefactors Community Forums

Black Benefactors giving circle, Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland


Aug 4

"The Soul of Philanthropy" • Portland Reception

MRG Foundation, Portland, OR


Aug 5

The Hidden Jewel of Black Philanthropy: A Conversation with Community

MRG Foundation, with The Oregon Community Foundation and the Collins Foundation, Portland, OR


Aug 6

"The Soul of Philanthropy" • Eugene Reception

MRG Foundation, with The Oregon Community Foundation and the Collins Foundation, Eugene, OR


Aug 18

"Giving Back" Forum

The A-LIST-African Americans: Lead Influence Support Teach of United Way Central Carolinas, with New Generation of African American Philanthropists, Charlotte, NC


Aug 23

BPM Breakfast: Elevating A Culture of Giving

Sisters in Philanthropy: Renée Joslyn, Philanthropic Advisor, Philanthropy Unbound; Ayo Roach, Philanthropic Advisor; and Yvonne Moore, Principal Advisor, Moore Philanthropy, New York, NY


Aug 27

Talk About Giving: Philanthropy Across Cultures

Central Carolina Community Foundation, Columbia, SC


Sep 15

Giving Arts: A Black Philanthropy Month Dialogue and Celebration

Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network (PAWPNet), Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy (BAPIP) and Museum of the African Diaspora(MoAD).

As the month begins, special thanks to the #BPM2016 Sponsors

Black Philanthropy Month is generously supported by BPM 2016 Campaign Partners: The California EndowmentThe California Wellness Foundation and The Give Black Foundation, along with a host of Institutional Sponsors:

 ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities (NY)

African American Community Foundation of Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC)

AADO: African American Development Officers Network (GA)

African American Philanthropy Committee of The Cleveland Foundation (OH)

Arizona Community Foundation (AZ), Bay Area Blacks In Philanthropy (CA)

Campaign for Black Male Achievement (NY)

Central Carolina Community Foundation (SC)

Community Foundation for a Greater New Haven (CT)

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (CT)

Jack and Jill Foundation (DC)

POISE Foundation (PA)

Resource Generation (NY)

Silicon Valley Community Foundation (CA)

Southeastern Council of Foundations (GA)

Southern California Blacks In Philanthropy (CA)

Tom Joyner Foundation (TX)

Triangle Community Foundation (NC)