Learn more about Black Philanthropy Month (BPM) on a webinar hosted by Donor Search. Guests will be Jackie Copeland Carson, BPM founder and Valaida Fullwood, BPM co-architect.
A giving circle based in Chattanooga, TN, will host Ebonie Johnson Cooper, founder of Young, Black and Giving Back Institute in observance of Black Philanthropy Month. Cost $10. To RSVP, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-philanthropy-month-featuring-ebonie-johnson-cooper-tickets-47556722437
CONNECTICUT: In observance of Black Philanthropy Month (BPM) in August, The Prosperity Foundation (TPF) will officially launch its first-of-its-kind annual #GIVEBLACKCT monetary campaign on Wednesday, August 29. Commencing at 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on the 29th, TPF will host its official online, and social media “Give Back by Investing in Our Community Day.”
The giving campaign, in-lock-step with the annual August designation of BPM, is a “wake-up” call for the philanthropically minded of the African Diaspora and beyond. It is also a “call to action” to demonstrate fidelity and love towards uplifting the Black Community with a direct financial investment towards social, emotional, educational, and economic progress.
The Prosperity Foundation (TPF) is an independent community foundation designed to address critical areas of health, education and economic development in Connecticut’s Black communities. TPF has the features of a community foundation, including donor-advised funds, educational events, giving circles, and other forms of philanthropy. The 24-hour campaign will support TPF programs and initiatives to cast a wider net to reach more communities, resulting in more opportunities for real change in Black Communities. www.tpfct.org
Check donations are written to The Prosperity Foundation or TPF. They may be mailed to: The Prosperity Foundation, 1287 Chapel St. New Haven, CT 06511. Online donations are welcomed at www.tpfct.org. For more information, contact Orsella Renea Hughes, Consultant at 203-909-1315 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAN JOSE, CA - The African American Community Service Agency Black Dialogue Series presents "For the Culture, For the Future" in observance of Black Philanthropy Month. The private event will connect Black non-profits and community groups with funders for economic empowerment. Partners include Sobrato Family Foundation, The Health Trust, Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Wells Fargo Foundation.
For more information, contact email@example.com or call 408-292-3157.
Creating Our Own Legacy (COOL) Kids is a non-profit organization committed to cultivating the next generation to become socially conscious leaders. Through volunteerism, community collaboration, and leadership development, COOL Kids offers a continuum of service-oriented leadership opportunities for children and young adults.
The organization is hosting a fundraiser and back to school supply drive to benefit Harlem District 3 public school students.
Location: Kingston, 218 West 116th Street NYC. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.coolkidsny.org
The Young, Black and Giving Back Institute will host the first-ever Giving Black Day on August 28, 2018, an initiative to promote financial support for Black-led and Black-benefiting organizations. For more information and to sign up your organization, visit https://givingblackday.org/
COLUMBIA, SC: Join Women Engaged (W.E.) giving circle for the South Carolina debut of the film "She Did That," a documentary that explores the pursuits of Black women and their journeys in entrepreneurship. Following the screening will be a panel discussion featuring:
Renae Bluitt, "She Did That." Executive Producer - Creator of the In Her Shoes blog
Jessica E. Boyd, Panelist - Brand Strategist; Founder & Creative Director at The Gild Agency
Shennice Cleckley, Panelist - Owner of My Dessert Bar
Anita Garrett, Panelist - Founder of W.E. (Women Engaged), An African-American Women's Giving Circle
Rozalynn & Gabby Goodwin, Panelists - Inventors of GaBBY Bows
CHARLOTTE, NC: In observance of BLACK PHILANTHROPY MONTH, New Generation of African American Philanthropists (NGAAP Charlotte) is hosting a social gathering and conversation on Monday, August 20 at the Gantt Center.
Invited are Black program officers, foundation staff and philanthropy professionals from the region to engage in dialogue about relevant issues as well as their career paths, preparation and experiences in the field of Philanthropy. Come connect with fellow changemakers to learn, lead and give back, together. Light hors d'oeuvres, plus wine and beer will be served.
COLUMBIA, SC: Play your favorite game sponsored by charities - from classic board games to video games. Get your game card stamped by all participating charities for a chance to win prizes!
Co-hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation, Columbia Urban League Young Professionals and The Talented Tenth SC.
Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 3 - 7 pm
Location: Elm Abode, 1335 Elm Abode Terrace, Columbia SC 29210
NORFOLK, VA: The Hampton Roads Community Foundation will host a private reception, discussion on Black philanthropy in Hampton Roads, and book signing in conjunction with the Pop-Up Exhibition Opening of The Soul of Philanthropy.
Panelists are L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, Chair of Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Surgery and board member, Hampton Roads Community Foundation; Bishop Kim W. Brown, senior pastor of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church in Chesapeake; Valaida Fullwood, author of Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists and co-creator of The Soul of Philanthropy exhibit; Ruth Jones Nichols, PhD, CEO of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore; and Barbara Hamm Lee, host and executive producer of WHRO's Another View, who will moderate the panel discussion.
Location: Slover Library, 235 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
For more information, call 757-622-7951.
PHILADELPHIA: Join Philadelphia Black Giving Circle (PBGC) and the Greater Philadelphia Black Philanthropic Network (Philly BPN) for an evening of fellowship in observance of Black Philanthropy Month.
LOCATION: La Méridien Philadelphia, 1421 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19102
New York Blacks in Philanthropy (NYBIP) is a network of Black professionals, particularly representing people of the African Diaspora, including African-Americans, African natives, Afro-Latinos, Caribbean natives and Caribbean-Americans, committed to strengthening networks, addressing collective challenges and fostering opportunities within the philanthropic sector.
LOCATION: Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, 42 West 54th Street, NYC 10019
The Arizona Community Foundation's (ACF) Black Philanthropy Initiative is pleased to invite you to join them for the Second Annual Kickoff of Black Philanthropy Month Event. The event will recognize the Founders of two great giving organizations at ACF:
African American Women’s Giving and Empowerment Circle and Real Engagement Through Active Philanthropy (REAP). For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-annual-kickoff-of-black-philanthropy-month-tickets-47962717780
NEW YORK: This is the inaugural meeting of The African Diaspora Philanthropic Advisors Network (ADPA)! An initiative of Moore Philanthropy, ADPA connects, educates and elevates philanthropic advisors from the African Diaspora. The network will coalesce, support, and nurture those charged with guiding, influencing or leading the philanthropic goals of individuals, families and institutions across the globe. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adpa-network-inaugural-meeting-registration-47877350444
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
Republic of Liberia
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
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.
- 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
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/
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
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
Director of Corporate Relations
Georgia Power Company
Senior Private Banker, Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo Private Bank
Circle of Joy (COJ) Giving Circle
TruthSpeaks Consulting, Inc.
Young, Black and Giving Back Institute Black Philanthropy Month Celebration
The Young, Black and Giving Back Institute will host a Black Philanthropy Month happy hour fundraiser on Tuesday, August 22 from 6-8 pm. Tickets are $10 and will support YBGB Institute. Tickets: http://myblackgiving.eventbrite.com/
NEW VENUE: Chaplin's, 1501 9th Street, NW DC
The Black Philanthropy Initiative of the Winston-Salem Foundation is sponsoring a film screening of STEP, a powerful documentary based on the true story of a girls high school step team against the background of inner city Baltimore. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/115738955744869/
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.
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/
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.
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/
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:
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
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
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.
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.
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.