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Filed Under:Ethnicity & Race / African American
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Archived Since:October 30, 2008

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African-American Foundation Leaders Celebrated in Detroit

Eric Whitaker, Business Development Consultant, Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.; Tonya Allen, President and CEO, Skillman Foundation; La June Montgomery Tabron,President and CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Mayor Mike Duggan, City of Detroit; Susan Taylor Batten, President and CEO, ABFE; and Thurman V. Show More Summary

Philanthropists of Color to Gather in Atlanta

Community Investment Network Board of Directors ATLANTA, GA – From April 11th through 13th, community philanthropists will gather in Atlanta for the 2014 Leadership Summit of the Community Investment Network (CIN), a national network of African-American and multiracial giving circles. Show More Summary

Young Males of Color Interested in Tech: Become an All Star Coder!

Last week to apply to All Star Code’s 2014 Summer Intensive Program All Star Code, a prep program connecting young men of color to the tech industry, is seeking high school 10th and 11th grade students interested in tech and start ups for its 2014 Summer Intensive Program. Show More Summary

ABFE Celebrates Darren Walker as President of the Ford Foundation

Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation and Susan Taylor Batten, President and CEO, ABFE NEW YORK, NY – The new president of the Ford Foundation, Darren Walker, was fêted at the ABFE Salutes series, a celebration that honors Black leadership at the highest levels of philanthropy. Show More Summary

FACE Africa Gala Celebrates 5 Years of Making Clean Water A Reality

Saran Kaba Jones, founder and executive director of FACE Africa Gala honored Nigerian philanthropist Tony Elumelu, founder of the Tony Elumelu FoundationNEW YORK, NY – On March 22, 2014, FACE Africa hosted its 5th annual WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Gala at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. Show More Summary

The Insider: Giving Is A Lifestyle For Professor/Artist Najjar Abdul-Musawwir

By Sandra C. Davis, Chicago ContributorInternationally renowned mixed-media artist, professor and social activist Najjar Abdul-Musawwir’s life is centered around art and community giving. Abdul-Musawwir leads the undergraduate studies...Show More Summary

AT&T 28 Days Campaign Celebrates the Next Generation of History Makers

The AT&T 28 Days winning team, Team ODALC, meet for the first time at the Oakland Digital Arts and Literacy Center. L to R: Dan Miller, Omari Worthy, Tracy Gray, and Misty Standmire What if you were given the opportunity to participate...Show More Summary

Philanthropic Leader Appointed First African American Woman President and CEO of The California Wellness Foundation

Committed to Increasing Philanthropic Resources for People of Color, TCWF Makes History By Naming Three Distinguished African Americans Into Leadership RolesWoodland Hills, CA – Judy Belk, a seasoned leader with more than 25 years of...Show More Summary

How the National Urban League is Combating Unemployment: Marc H. Morial Talks with BlackGivesBack

In May 2013, the National Urban League (NUL) launched Jobs Rebuild America, a 100-million dollar initiative aimed at combating unemployment. The public-private-nonprofit partnership joined together federal government, business and nonprofit...Show More Summary

Atlanta Giving Circle Pools Time, Talent and Treasure for Local Youth

ATLANTA, GA – On February 22, 2014, The Circle of Joy giving circle celebrated its fifth year of philanthropy by awarding the Positive Growth Boys Home with $25,000, its largest grant to date. The grant includes $10,000 of in-kind services...Show More Summary

The Insider: Nana Meriwether, Co-Founder of the Meriwether Foundation

Nana Meriwether with mother Nomvimbi, founders of theMeriwether Foundation By Akira Barclay, ContributorSouth African born Nana Meriwether was crowned Miss USA in 2012, and is also a professional and Olympic-level volleyball player and philanthropist. Show More Summary

Bay Area Blacks In Philanthropy Celebrates 20 Years of Community Impact

Arnold Perkins, Kathleen Harris, Jim Hill, George Pressley and Jason Trimiew Significance of Black philanthropy highlighted at BABIP anniversary eventSan Francisco, California – On February 27, Bay Area Blacks In Philanthropy (BABIP) celebrated its 20th Anniversary at the St. Show More Summary

Ford Provides $10,000 Grant to Howard University Students in HBCU Competition

Ford presented a $10,000 implementation grant to Howard University at a special ceremony on March 4. L-R: Gracie Lawson-Borders, Dean of HU School of Communications, Bryan Williams,Victoria Donfor, Ahlysha Gopaul, Karl Hanner, Jami Ramberan, Paula Matabane, Faculty Advisor and Elizabeth McAdams, Ford Motor Company Community Relations Manager). Show More Summary

Inspiring 100 Acts of African American Philanthropy

AAPC co-chairs and honorary co-chairs filming a Summit promo: Robert P. Madison, CEO, Robert P. Madison International;Debra Green, Director, Community Relations, Medical Mutual; Ronald B. Richard, President and CEO, Cleveland Foundation;Dr. Show More Summary

Black Philanthropy Panel Discussions in Charlotte Continue With ‘What Will Be Your Legacy?’

Planned giving is the latest topic in co-hosted series on philanthropyCharlotte, NC—The third in a series of Black philanthropy panel discussions, What Will Be Your Legacy?, was co-hosted by the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture and New Generation of African American Philanthropists (NGAAP-Charlotte) on February 22. Show More Summary

“Feed Your Soul” Lecture Series Highlights African American Giving in Arizona

Keva Womble, Philanthropic Advisor-Programs, Arizona Community Foundation; Valaida Fullwood, author/writer;and Charlene Tarver, Esq. PHOENIX, AZ – The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) at the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) hosted its 7th Annual “Feed Your Soul” Lecture Series on February 19 in observance of Black History Month. Show More Summary

BGB Roars! March 2014 Celebration of Women’s History Month

Roaring into March, will profile game-changing women in the philanthropic arena whose fierce ideas, ingenuity and initiative make us proud.Opening the month-long coverage is yesterday's Insider interview, and more interviews and inspirational stories are set to come. Show More Summary

5th Annual Uplifting Change Summit Gathers Donors to Strengthen Black Los Angeles

Businesswoman Gail Sylvia Pullen, Mayor Aja Brown and Liberty Hill Board Member Ange-Marie Hancock LOS ANGELES, CA – Liberty Hill Foundation hosted its 5th annual Uplifting Change gathering of Los Angeles donor-activists at the Los Angeles Athletic Club Centennial Ballroom on Thursday, February 27. Show More Summary

The Insider: Photographer Jamaica Gilmer Beholds The Beauty of Black Girls

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting. — Ralph Waldo EmersonBy Valaida Fullwood, ContributorFounder and co-director of The Beautiful Project, Jamaica Gilmer is a bold and passionate champion for Black girls, everywhere. Show More Summary

Dance Theatre of Harlem Hosts 2014 Vision Gala, Celebrates 45th Anniversary

Gala honoree Valentino D. Carlotti (center) with Dance Theatre of Harlem Company Dancers Patti LaBelle honored with Arthur Mitchell Vision AwardNew York, NY – “Live the Moment” was the theme of Dance Theatre of Harlem’s (DTH) 2014 Vision Gala held Tuesday, February 25 at Cipriani in New York City. Show More Summary

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