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Black Philanthropy Month Luncheon Hosted by Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement

Join the members of the Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement as they celebrate Black Philanthropy Month 2017 with special guest Dr. Fallon Wilson. Dr. Wilson is the Co-Founder and CEO of Black in Tech Nashville that seeks to curate and connect a diverse black tech ecosystem. The event will also celebrate a new round of community grants. 

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Black Women Give Foundation Official Launch & Networking Event

Join The Black Women Give (BWG) Foundation's Official Launch and Emerging Philanthropists Networking Event on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at WeWork in Philadelphia.

The event will serve as BWG’s first official membership drive for their 2017 grantmaking cycle and will inform attendees of the three focus areas that BWG is committed to funding: Health and Wellness, Economic Empowerment, and Children/Youth Education. The purpose of this event is to formally introduce BWG to the Philadelphia community and create an opportunity for individuals to donate to and/or join The Black Women Give Foundation.

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, visit

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Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund Support Group Black Philanthropy Month Celebration

Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Support Group Black Philanthropy Month Celebration Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 6:30 pm at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 555 Water Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. Guest Speakers will be Dr. Philip Lucas, LICSW, LCSW, ACSW and Jennifer Ware, Health Equity Coordinator, Institute for Patient-Centered Initiatives and Health Equity at the GW Cancer Center. Greetings by Tracey Webb, Founder, Black Benefactors. The topic of discussion will be LGBTQ and breast cancer within the LGBTQ population.  Sponsored by Black Benefactors.

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Young, Black and Giving Back Institute Black Philanthropy Month Celebration

The Young, Black and Giving Back Institute will host a Black Philanthropy Month celebration at Ben's Upstairs in Washington, DC on Tuesday, August 22 from 6-8 pm. Tickets are $10 and will support YBGB Institute.  More details are forthcoming.

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Giving Arts: A Black Philanthropy Month Dialogue and Celebration

San Francisco, California - Hosted by San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora, "Giving Arts" is a Black Philanthropy Month convening and celebration of African-American and black diaspora giving, arts and culture.  Exploring trends and the future of black arts giving, the program will include speakers and a townhall--style dialogue about ways to expand community and institutional giving to black arts in the Bay Area and California more generally. Giving Arts culminates in a community film screening reception and MoAD tour.

Look for event updates and more information soon.   California's Black Philanthropy Month 2016 celebration begins in August 2016 and continues through Black History Month 2017.  Events are organized by the Pan-African Women's Philanthropy Network and the African American Community Health Advisory Committee with funding from The California Endowment, California Wellness Foundation, and Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy.

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MoAD: A Celebration of Black Philanthropy Month with a Film Screening and Discussion

San Francisco, California - Join us for an evening of dialogue about black philanthropy and the arts followed by a film screening & discussion of FARIAS: AN AFRO URUGUAYAN LOVE STORY.

The evening will begin with a wine reception at 5pm followed by the dialogue and film screening

Giving Arts: A Black Philanthropy Month Celebration and Dialogue.

African-American arts have an undeniable role in the success of America’s black communities and our country — from jazz to modern dance and more, black arts define the very essence of a uniquely American culture. However, despite this vital role, research suggests that only about 5% of the multi-billion black philanthropy economy gives to the arts. Our cultural institutions struggle throughout the nation. “Giving Arts” is a Black Philanthropy Month convening and celebration of African-American and black diaspora giving, arts and culture.

The dialogue will be moderated by Jackie Copland-Carson, Black Philanthropy Month Founder and Chair, Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network, and will be followed by a screening and discussion of award-winning filmmaker Pamela Harris‘s short film FARIAS: AN AFRO URUGUAYAN LOVE STORY.

In 2012, Harris embarked on a Fulbright Grant to Uruguay to gather documentary footage of the Afro Uruguayan population. People of African descent are more than 8% of the Uruguayan population, and yet their significant contributions to the nation’s development remain largely hidden. On this evening, Harris and her co-producer, Carolina De Robertis, will share the first fruits of their eighteen months of production in Uruguay. The short film transports viewers to the quiet rural town of Melo, where a man shares his memories of his mother who was, in her time, the last known living Uruguayan person born in slavery. What results is a nuanced meditation on mother-son love, the struggles of a people, and the deep connections between national histories and intimate life. Special guest Ramón Farias, son of the film’s protagonist, will join the filmmakers for the screening and discussion.

This event is organized by MoAD and the Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network and co-sponsored by Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy. It is presented in conjunction with Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena.

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Multiracial Panel Discussion on Exhibit: "RACE: Are We So Different?"

Columbia, South Carolina: Central Carolina Community Foundation—a BPM 2016 Institutional Sponsor—will host a multiracial panel discussion on cultures of giving as part of the exhibit RACE: Are We So Different? at The South Carolina State Museum. The discussion will explore how various cultures embrace philanthropy and give of their time, talent and treasures. 

Location: South Carolina State Museum, Gervais Room, Columbia, SC, 10:00 am - 11:30 am. 

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ABFE & Black Benefactors: "Elevating a Culture of Giving"

Washington, DC: Join the Association of Black Foundation Executives and the Black Benefactors for a BPM featured event: “Elevating a Culture of Giving.” 

Featuring the “SankShuned” Exhibit and a Wine Tasting by Special Gathering Wines. 

Friday, August 26th at 5:30 - 9:00 PM.

Darnell's @ Manchester, 944 Florida Avenue, NW (Near the Historic U Street Corridor).

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#BPM2016 - Carolina's Culture of Giving

West Columbia, South Carolina - August is Black Philanthropy Month (#BPM2016).   Join us for a lively multi-generational discussion spotlighting local Millennials and elevating a Culture of Giving across the Carolinas.

Special Guests Include:

Join us for a reflection on traditions of giving and leave inspired to connect, commit and create new opportunities for activism and entrepreneurism.  

West Columbia, SCSPACE IS LIMITED:  Admission is Free; Early registration is recommended. Visit for tickets


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Elevating a Culture of Giving

New York City - In celebration of Black America's shared legacy of philanthropy and giving back, we are gathering for breakfast, conversation, and networking. 

Join us for a conversation with Valaida Fullwood, Author Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropist and Tracey Webb, Founder, Black Benefactors & blog


Location: Philanthropy New York, Central Park Room

1500 Broadway, (between 43rd &44th Streets) New York, NY

Registration & Breakfast: 8:30am
Conversation begins promptly at 8:45am
RSVP here by Friday, August 19, 2016

Sisters in Philanthropy
Renée Joslyn, Philanthropic Advisor, Philanthropy Unbound
Ayo Roach, Philanthropic Advisor
Yvonne Moore, Principal Advisor, Moore Philanthropy

6:00 pm18:00

"The Soul of Philanthropy" - Eugene Reception

Eugene, Oregon - In celebration of Black Philanthropy Month and MRG's hosting the The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited, MRG Foundation will host a reception in Eugene. The reception will feature the pop-up exhibit and leaders from the social justice and philanthropy communities in Eugene. It will be a joyous night honoring the generosity of and the important role Americans of African descent played in establishing our philanthropic culture.

 Location: Mims House, 330 High St, Eugene, OR. 6:00 - 8:00 pm PDT

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The Hidden Jewel of Black Philanthropy: A Conversation with Community

Portland, Oregon - Join MRG Foundation, in partnership with The Oregon Community Foundation and the Collins Foundation, for a panel conversation on the impact, opportunities and challenges of Black philanthropy in Oregon. The evening will feature an interactive conversation with expert panelists. Guests will also have the opportunity to see Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited, Pop-Up, Abridged Edition. It will be a night of building connections and engaging conversation.

 Location: Portland Community College (PCC) Cascade Auditorium, 705 N Killingsworth, St, Portland, 97217. 6 - 8 PM PST.

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Aug 31

New Black Voices: Coming Together for Community Health

California - Our communities have among the state's and country's highest levels of chronic health issues, including, among others, child and maternal death, diabetes, as well as hypertension. New Black Voices is a wellness education initiative designed to promote awareness and shared social action to address the health challenges that disproportionally affects our state's diverse black communities, including African-Americans and other African-descent people. With convenings in the Bay Area, San Diego, Los Angeles and Sacramento, New Black Voices will inform a statewide black health agenda.  Details forthcoming.