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‘I Leave You Love:’ Powerful Legacy to African Americans from Mary McLeod Bethune

More than 60 years ago, Mary McLeod Bethune (July 10, 1875-May 18, 1955)—an influential African American educator, freedom fighter and philanthropist—wrote an essay poignantly outlining her legacy to African Americans. Acknowledging her mortality as age 80 approached, Ms. Show More Summary

Two Endowments Combined to Form Charlotte’s African American Community Foundation

Top photo: New Generation of African American Philanthropists giving circle in Charlotte, NCBottom photos: Student participants from Youth Development Initiatives, Inc., an AACF grantee partner New Generation of African American Philanthropists...Show More Summary

Black Philanthropy Month 2015: Amidst A Season of Change, Black Giving Matters

August represents an important time in the global Black giving movement. Entering its fifth year of observance, Black Philanthropy Month 2015 (BPM 2015) is part of an unprecedented coordinated initiative to strengthen African-American and African-descent giving in all its forms. Show More Summary

New Research “Quantifies Hope” for Black Men and Boys

New York, NY — A new report jointly released by Foundation Center and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement shows a distinct trend toward increased U.S. foundation funding for organizations and programs that are working to improve the life outcomes of Black males. Show More Summary

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Selected for $710,000 Audience-Building Initiative Grant

Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle and Executive Director Bennett RinkPhoto by Paul Kolnik Grant to support Engaging Young Audiences and Building Participation for the Future awarded by The Wallace FoundationNew York – Alvin Ailey...Show More Summary

‘The Soul of Philanthropy’ Exhibit Opens to Standing Room Only Crowd

New exhibit based on award-winning book seeks shift ‘from a moving tribute toward a triumphant movement of conscious giving for social change’CHARLOTTE, NC—Over 400 viewers turned out for the launch of Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited, a new touring exhibit that opened at Johnson C. Show More Summary

Culture Shift Labs Convenes Largest Gathering of African American Tech Leaders and Innovators to Inspire Change

David Drummond, Fred Humphries, Andrea Hoffman, Erik Moore and Ben Jealous Inaugural Silicon Valley Diversity Brunch Celebrates Four Pioneers and Brings Together Leaders, Influencers and Innovators to Discuss Diversity in TechPALO ALTO,...Show More Summary

Celebrity Philanthropy: Isiah Thomas, Founder of Mary's Court Foundation

Isiah Thomas participates in the Peace Games Tournament during the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend in Harlem, NY Mary Thomas, a single mother from Chicago’s West Side, raised nine children on a limited income. She sacrificed a great deal to ensure that not just her children, but all children in the community would have a better life. Show More Summary

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

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