Aug
29
10:00 AM10:00

REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA

The Role of Women in Community Giving

West Point Women for Health and Development (WPW) will host a community celebration in observance of Black Philanthropy Month. The event will begin with a traditional welcome through dance and music, followed by host conversations on what home-grown philanthropy looks like in Liberia. Zone leaders will join them for conversations on the role of community in solving problems and rapidly responding to local needs, with a particular focus on a woman's role in mobilizing these resources to serve West Point and the larger Liberian community.

West Point, Community Football Field
Monrovia
Republic of Liberia

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Aug
28
12:00 AM00:00

NATIONAL

The Young, Black and Giving Back (YBGB) Institute is hosting #GivingBlackDay on August 28, a virtual day of giving. On this day, you're encouraged to donate to the Young, Black and Giving Back Institute to support the education and empowerment of black civic engagement.  Link to donate: http://bit.ly/GivingBlack

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Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

NEW YORK CITY

Black Philanthropy: Our Role and Power in the Next Generation of Giving

In observance of Black Philanthropy Month, you're invited to an evening of drinks and discussion on the role of Black professionals in the future of philanthropy. 

Confirmed panelists:

  • Madeline Lamour-Holder,‎ Director of Individual Giving at The New York Women's Foundation 
  • George Suttles, Program Officer at The John A. Hartford Foundation AND member/ advisor to the POC Donor Collaborative
  • Shalima L. McCants, Vice-President of the New York Urban League Young Professionals AND member of Zeta Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Ian Fuller, Board Member of Resource Generation and Philanthropist
  • MODERATOR: Stephanie Crispin, Inaugural Public Policy Fellow at Philanthropy New York and co-lead of this event

Location: Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, 25 W 53rd Street, New York City

Free. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-philanthropy-month-panel-discussion-tickets-36827889208

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Aug
24
5:30 PM17:30

MARYLAND

Diaspora RiseUP! Launch Happy Hour

Join Act4Accountability for the launch of their new initiative, Diaspora RiseUP! Diaspora RiseUp! is a campaign and fund by members of the African diaspora in response to emerging humanitarian and development crises in Africa.

Diaspora RiseUp! will identify, build, and invest in a network of credible local African organizations responding to the urgent needs of vulnerable populations in their communities. The campaign will feature inspiring stories of hope, highlight unsung heroes, elevate the visibility of work being done locally, and provide opportunities for diaspora-driven development.

The event is open to the public. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/DiasporaRiseUP

Diaspora RiseUP Website: http://diasporariseup.org/ 

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Aug
23
8:30 AM08:30

NEW YORK CITY

BPM 2017 Institutional Sponsor Featured Event

Moore Philanthropy will host a panel discussion exploring Diaspora Investments at Home and Abroad to align with BPM's mission to promote a global celebration of Black philanthropy to include all members of the African diaspora.

Whether home is in the United States, West Africa or Brazil, we are bringing together everyday citizens, professionals in philanthropy, and those in public-facing roles. Each panelist has demonstrated a dedication to giving voice, or fueling change, using their own resources, in communities within the U.S., or their countries of origin.

The goals for the conversation are to explore the personal, the professional, the impetus for engaging in this work, the road to accomplishing their goals, and their vision for the future. More importantly, panelists will share tips, advice, and wisdom for others on how to engage and give, no matter their resources, position or place.

The program will include a light breakfast and networking.   RSVP:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-philanthropy-month-2017-giving-voice-to-fuel-change-tickets-36624581108

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Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

ATLANTA

BPM 2017 Institutional Sponsor Featured Event

For Us By Us:  An Insider's Look on Investing in Issues Affecting Black Communities

This gathering will serve as the first in a series of events leading up to The Soul of Philanthropy (TSOP) exhibition stop in Atlanta.  Join the city's most reputable philanthropy and fund development professionals to discuss and dispell the myths of Black giving.  The distinguished panel includes:

Birgit Smith Burton
Executive Director of Foundation Relations
Georgia Institute of Technology

Charmaine Ward
Director of Corporate Relations
Georgia Power Company

Calvin Ward
Senior Private Banker, Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo Private Bank

Joy Webb
Founder
Circle of Joy (COJ) Giving Circle

LaTosha Brown
Philanthropic Consultant
TruthSpeaks Consulting, Inc.

Free. RSVP:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-black-philanthropy-month-celebration-for-us-by-us-an-insiders-look-on-investing-in-issues-tickets-36670977882

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Aug
22
2:00 PM14:00

MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MA

New England Blacks in Philanthropy presents Shadows Fall Away: Racial Healing in New England

Shadows Fall Away celebrates the resiliency of Black Americans and explores the untold and seldom discussed true history and perseverance of early Black Americans in Northern New England. This powerful documentary not only uncovers many of the vast historical elements of our neighbors up North, but also dives deep into the reality that Liberty for Black folks always comes at a price! New England Blacks in Philanthropy (NEBiP), with the support of W. K. Kellogg Foundation, is pleased to further examine this legacy as we present the documentary Shadows Fall North. 

Martha's Vineyard
August 22, 2017
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
(2:00 pm refreshments, movie & program starts at 2:45 pm promptly) 
Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center
100 Edgartown Rd, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

RSVP at https://www.nebip.org/events/

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Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

WASHINGTON, DC

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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Aug
14
1:30 PM13:30

MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MA

A Portrait of Justice: Art & Advocacy

On August 14, MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts) will present A Portrait of Justice during Art on the Vine, which transforms Martha's Vineyard with a three-day art exhibition featuring contemporary artists of color and educational seminars for new and seasoned collectors. A Portrait of Justice is a conversation with visual and performance activists to examine contextual collaborations between arts and advocacy. 

Visit here for more information: http://artonthevinemv.com/

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Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

ST. LOUIS

The Black Funders of St. Louis (BFSTL) presents Community Conversations and Coffee in observance of Black Philanthropy Month:

Please join us on Saturday, August 12th from 10am-11:30am at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis (Grandel Square Location) as we host our second event, Community Conversations and Coffee: Black Philanthropy. This event is FREE and open to the pubic.

As we embark on BPM, we want to inform, involve, inspire and invest in philanthropy, but more specifically black philanthropy. Also hear first hand from various leaders of black-led organizations on the role of philanthropy and how black philanthropy can support improving the well-being of black communities. 

For more information and to register, please visit: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-conversations-and-coffee-tickets-36080653205

Please note the event will be streamed live from their Facebook page @ Black Funders of St. Louis for those not available to attend.

Facebook: @Black Funders of St. Louis
Instagram: @BlackFundersSTL
Twitter: @BlackFundersSTL
Website: www.blackfundersstl.com

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Aug
5
6:00 PM18:00

PHILADELPHIA

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 https://bwgive_launch.eventbrite.com
 

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Aug
5
9:00 AM09:00

COLUMBIA, SC

Join Women Engaged (W.E.) for Conversations & Celebrations in observance of Black Philanthropy Month with special guest, Dr. Jackie Copeland-Carson, Black Philanthropy Month Founder. Dr. Carson has worked for more than 30 years promoting social change and responsibility in the U.S. and worldwide. A special announcement will be shared regarding related events for February 2018.

W.E. is an African American women's giving circle focused on sharing resources and supporting causes in communities across South Carolina. 

Free. To RSVP, visit  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-philanthropy-months-conversations-and-celebrations-tickets-36323556736

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Aug
2
5:30 PM17:30

PHOENIX, AZ

The Black Philanthropy Initiative of the Arizona Community Foundation will host a Black Philanthropy Month kick-off celebration on August 2, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 pm MST. 

The event will recognize Jean Fairfax, renowned philanthropist and a founder of the Black Philanthropy Initiative.  Reception and networking will follow.

Free. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-philanthropy-month-kick-off-reception-tickets-35950561096

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Aug
2
11:30 AM11:30

CHATTANOOGA, TN

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. 

Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-philanthropy-month-lunch-with-dr-fallon-wilson-tickets-35967317214

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Sep
15
5:00 PM17:00

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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Sep
15
5:00 PM17:00

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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Aug
27
10:00 AM10:00

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. 

Visit this link to learn more: https://www.yourfoundation.org/calendar/events/talk-about-giving-philanthropy-across-cultures

 

 

 

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Aug
26
5:30 PM17:30

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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Aug
26
5:00 PM17:00

#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 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bpm2016-carolinas-culture-of-giving-tickets-27159467699 for tickets

 

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Aug
23
8:30 AM08:30

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 BlackGiveBack.com.

 

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


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

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Aug
6
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

 For more information, visit: https://www.mrgfoundation.org/event/eugene-reception-giving-back-soul-philanthropy-reframed-exhibited-pop-abridged-addition/

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Aug
5
6:00 PM18:00

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.

 For more details, visit: https://www.mrgfoundation.org/event/exploring-black-philanthropy-portland/

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Aug
1
to 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.

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