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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

10 Ways to Support Black Communities on #GivingTuesday

Today marks the third annual observance of Giving Tuesday, a day held after Black Friday and Cyber Monday that celebrates generosity and aims to inspire philanthropic giving. Launched in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, the global movement is one of the largest initiatives dedicated to giving back. Show More Summary

Fathers Incorporated Celebrates 10 Years of Responsible Fatherhood and Mentoring

Fathers Incorporated Executive Director Kenneth Braswell with honorees Cbabi Bayco, 365 Days with Dad;Carolyn Sklar, Edelman Senior Vice President for Dove Men+Care;Asia D. Smith; Purple R.E.I.G.N. and Phillip Jackson; Black Star Project...Show More Summary

Dreaming Out Loud to Host "When Dreams Emerge: Building an Equitable Food System"

WASHINGTON, DC – Dreaming Out Loud, Inc., a nonprofit whose mission is to inspire and build a more ethical society through human development, community engagement and social enterprise, will host its third annual “When Dreams Emerge” fundraiser on Wednesday, December 3rd from 6-9pm at Pepco Edison Place Gallery in DC. Show More Summary

Kenya T. Boswell Named President of BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, PA – Kenya T. Boswell, charitable giving manager at BNY Mellon, has been named President of the BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, effective January 1. Boswell will succeed James P. McDonald, who previously...Show More Summary

Photos of the Day: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity & Thurgood Marshall College Fund Gala

The Lincoln Motor Company presented Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity with a check for $25,000 on November 6, 2014 as the luxury automaker wrapped up its Divine Nine Driven to Give program. As part of the program, Lincoln teamed up with African-American...Show More Summary

What’s Next for Black Philanthropy? An Interview with ABFE’s President and CEO

Susan Taylor Batten (right), president and CEO of ABFE with the executive directors of Emerging Practitionersin Phlanthropy, Asian American Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Native Americans in Philanthropy, Funders for LGBTQ Issues...Show More Summary

Executive Leadership Foundation Honors Diversity Leaders for Commitment to Black Leadership and Achievement

Executive Leadership Foundation gala honorees: Debra L. Lee, chairman and CEO, BET Networks; Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton;and Rachel Robinson, founder of The Jackie Robinson Foundation WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Executive...Show More Summary

Apollo Theater Kicks Off 2014-2015 Season, Names New Board Trustees

Charles Phillips, Robert Kraft, Karen Phillips and Jonelle Procope atApollo in the Hamptons event in August. Harlem, NY – The legendary Apollo Theater has announced the election of six new members to its Board of Directors: Robert K....Show More Summary

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Spotlight: Barbara Bates Foundation

Chicago fashion designer, philanthropist and breast cancer survivor has funded over $100,000 for breast cancer educationBy Sandra Davis, Contributor CHICAGO, IL— Barbara Bates, a Chicago-based fashion designer, has dressed many of the city’s notables, including Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey and Steve Harvey. Show More Summary

L.A.’s Black Donors Gather in Support of Girls and Young Women

Rocky Carroll, Kai Brown, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles CEO Lise Luttgens and Gabrielle Bullock Actor Rocky Carroll and wife host event to benefit Girls Scouts of Greater Los AngelesBy Robert Lewis, Guest ContributorActor RockyShow More Summary

The Insider: Timothy Simons, Giving Back to Black Brooklyn

Weeksville Heritage Center Board Chair Timothy Simons (center) with former NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin and former BrooklynBorough President Marty Markowitz at the Center’s ceremonial ribbon cutting for its new 23,000 square-foot Education and Cultural Arts Building in December 2013. Show More Summary

Lake Institute Hosts First African American Distinguished Visitor in Philanthropy

Valaida Fullwood, 2014 Lake Institute Distinguished Visitor (2nd from right), David King, Lake Institute Director (far right) and guests On October 16-17, the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy hosted its 2014 Distinguished Visitor for a series of special engagements and events. Show More Summary

African American Board Leadership Institute Building Pipeline of Future Leaders

2013 AABLI Board Leadership program participants: Kaci Patterson, Derrick Waters and Ikiah McGowan Premier organization prepares African Americans for board serviceNumerous studies have underscored the need for increased diversity among the nation’s nonprofit and governing boards. Show More Summary

Daily Do Good: Philanthropic Focused Email Service Debuts in DC

Saranah Holmes (center), founder of Daily Do Good with Friends of Ebonie's Ebonie Johnson Cooper (right) and guest at the Daily Do Good launch party in Washington, DC. WASHINGTON, DC – On September 24th, DC’s millennial community gathered...Show More Summary

Harlem School of the Arts Celebrates Fall 2014 Benefit

Rashid Silvera, Christopher J. Williams, Gala Co-Chair Janice Savin Williams, Yvette L. Campbell,Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe On Monday, October 6, 2014, Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) celebrated their Fall Benefit at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room in New York City. Show More Summary

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