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Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy Honor Region’s Black Leaders, Kick-Off $100,000 Fundraising Campaign

BABIP Board Members Carl Hackney, Co-Chair Kathleen Harris, Co-Chair Jason Trimiew,Co-Chair Ruth Williams, Billy Manning and Deborah Holmes OAKLAND, CA – Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy honored distinguished leaders Fred Blackwell, James...Show More Summary

African American Women’s Giving Circle to Host Black Philanthropy Forum

AAWGC members and grantees celebrate the giving circle’s 10th anniversary in 2014. WASHINGTON, DC – The African American Women’s Giving Circle (AAWGC) in partnership with Pepco Edison Place Gallery, presents “Encouraging a Culture of Philanthropy,” a forum featuring a reception and panel discussion on Black philanthropy. Show More Summary

Jackie Robinson Foundation Hosts Annual Awards Dinner, Raises $1.3 Million

JRF President & CEO Della Britton Baeza, Tyler Perry, RF Chairman of the Board of Directors Gregg Gonsalves Gala honored Tyler Perry, Gerald Hassell and Don ThompsonNEW YORK, NY – On Monday, March 9, 2015, The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) honored Chairman and CEO of BNY Mellon, Gerald L. Show More Summary

The Insider: Julieanna Richardson, Founder of The HistoryMakers

Julieanna Richardson Digital archive documents Black America’s legacyIn June 2014, the Library of Congress announced that it had acquired a video archive of thousands of hours of interviews that captures African-American life, history and culture as well as the struggles and achievements of the black experience. Show More Summary

One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York Hosts 35th Annual Benefit Gala Honoring Business and Civic Leaders

Will Brown Jr., Gala Co-Chair; Rev. Jacques Andre DeGraff; Phil Banks III, Honoree; Michael J. Garner, President, OHBM; Robert B. Brown, 3rd VP, OHBM and CFO, New York Yankees NEW YORK, NY—The Board of Directors of One Hundred Black Men, Inc. Show More Summary

Dance Theatre of Harlem Hosts 2015 Vision Gala

Arthur Mitchell Vision Award Honoree Jessye Norman with Dance Theatre of Harlem School students Black tie event raised $500,000 for scholarships, arts education and community programmingNEW YORK, NY – Dance Theatre of Harlem’s most prominent...Show More Summary

The Apollo Theater Holds Fifth Annual Dining with the Divas Luncheon

Yvonne McNair, Aisha McShaw, Michelle Gadsden-Williams, Jeanine Liburd andHarriette Cole attend Apollo Theater’s 2015 Dining with the Divas Luncheon Fundraiser Celebrating the Achievements of Extraordinary Women in Media, Music, Fashion...Show More Summary

Giving Traditions of African Americans Focus of New Exhibit at Johnson C. Smith University

CHARLOTTE, NC — The groundbreaking exhibition Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited will open in celebration of Black History Month on February 20 in the James B. Duke Memorial Library at Johnson C. Smith University. Show More Summary

The Insider: Tammy King, National President of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

In 1938, Marion Stubbs Thomas gathered a group of 20 African-American mothers in Philadelphia to create an organization to provide social, cultural and educational opportunities for their children. Now 77 years later, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Show More Summary

Jackie Robinson Foundation Celebrates Living Legacy of Jackie Robinson

Gregg Gonsalves, Della Britton Baeza, Rachel Robinson, Amber and CC Sabathia Chairman’s Award presented to Joe Torre’s Safe At Home Foundation, Amber and CC Sabathia’s PitCCh In Foundation and Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 FoundationNEW YORK,...Show More Summary

32nd Annual Black Creativity Gala Celebrates Innovative Contributions of African Americans

LaRue Martin, Toni Waller and Diane and Kevin Martin attend the annual Black Creativity Gala.(Photo: John Wheeler/Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago) Chicago’s African American leaders raise $500,000 in support of Black Creativity programming at the Museum of Science and IndustryBy Sandra C. Show More Summary

Help Preserve Black History: America’s 2015 #11Most Endangered Historic Places List

Shockoe Bottom in Richmond, Virginia, a 2014 11 Most Endangered Historic Place. The site served as a center of the African slave trade between 1830 and 1865. National Trust for Historic Preservation Now Accepting Nominations for 2015...Show More Summary

Houston Women Honored for Mentoring the Next Generation

National Mentoring Month Spotlight: The Smahrt Girl FoundationHOUSTON, TX – Houston area professional women were honored last month for their commitment to mentoring the next generation at the 1st annual Brunch & Ball Gowns Gala hosted by The Smahrt Girl Foundation (SGF).“The purpose of this event is to recognize these women for their courage. Show More Summary

#SelmaForStudents: Black Business Leaders Join Forces for NYC and NJ Youth

Tamara Harris Robinson, right, one of the many business leaders supporting the NYC and NJ"Selma" fund for students. An unprecedented effort has brought together 27 African-American business leaders to create a fund for 7th, 8th and 9th grade NYC students to see the Golden Globe-nominated film “SELMA” for free in participating theaters. Show More Summary

Museum of the African Diaspora Reopens with $1.3 Million Makeover

Museum named an official Smithsonian Affiliate in conjunction with reopeningReopening activities include the new exhibitions Drapetomania and Lava Thomas: BeyondSAN FRANCISCO – Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), a San Francisco-based...Show More Summary

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014

Blake Ansari Young Philanthropist Gives Back to NYC’s Homeless Children Six-year old philanthropist Blake Ansari from New York City takes the top spot as our most popular story of 2014! Blake was inspired to launch a book drive after learning about a young girl who lived in a homeless shelter without an adequate supply of books. Show More Summary

8th Annual Top 10 Black Celebrity Philanthropists of 2014

Introduction by Akira Barclay, Contributor It is that time of year again! As 2014 comes to a close, BlackGivesBack is pleased to present our 8th annual top ten black celebrity philanthropists list. We live in a society where we are inundated with images of celebrity. Show More Summary

Charmaine Chapman Society: Black Donors Raise Over 2 Million in St. Louis

Charmaine Chapman Society 2014 co-chairs Reuben and D'Anne Shelton (left)with guests at the 20th anniversary gala in September 2014. ST. LOUIS, MO – The Charmaine Chapman Society of the United Way of Greater St. Louis is comprised of African-American donors who pledge an annual gift of $1,000 or more, benefiting local charities. Show More Summary

Philanthropists Mark and Brenda Moore Dedicate New Hospital Tower

Deborah Addo, CEO of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital with Mark and Brenda Moore as the newMark and Brenda Moore Patient Tower sign is lit for the first time. ALEXANDRIA, VA – Inova Mount Vernon Hospital officially dedicated the new Mark and Brenda Moore Patient Tower building at a special ceremony on December 9th. Show More Summary

The Insider: Andrea Hoffman – A Connector in Business, Technology and Philanthropy

Andrea Hoffman (2nd from left), founder of Diversity Affluence with Mitch Kapor, Freada Kapor Klein and Van Jones Our latest Insider helps luxury brands, corporate CEOs, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations connect with African-American...Show More Summary

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