Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Celebrating Black Philanthropy

Join The Black Benefactors and the Black Philanthropic Alliance for a Celebration of Black Philanthropy!

The Black Benefactors, a giving circle comprised of dedicated everyday people and businesses in the Washington, DC area, is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year along with the 10th anniversary of the Black Philanthropic Alliance (BPA).   Please join us as we celebrate the season of giving and our anniversary milestones on Thursday, December 6th from 6 to 9pm at the historic Thurgood Marshall Center in Washington, DC.

We invite you to learn more about The Black Benefactors, a membership group that provides grants and in-kind support to organizations that serve the African American community in the DC region. Since our inception in 2007, we have granted nearly $12,000 to organizations that provide mentoring, youth development, arts, and workforce and college readiness.  We were proud to be featured in Ebony magazine for our work in the August 2011 ‘Black Wealth’ issue.  Read more about us in EmPower Magazine here.

The Black Philanthropic Alliance (BPA) is a Washington, DC based philanthropic affinity group, and is the first local membership organization of its kind for Black professionals working in or supporting philanthropy in the greater DC region.  BPA's mission is to increase the presence and leadership of Black professionals in philanthropy and to increase Black participation, giving and leadership through the nonprofit sector.

Visit HERE to purchase tickets, now on sale for $20. Event sponsors are the Thurgood Marshall Center and Imagine Photography.  I hope to see you there!

Black Philanthropy Featured in TheRoot.com

Foundation leaders, black philanthropists and top giving causes among African Americans are featured in The Root.com's philanthropy series:

8 Hot Causes for Black Philanthropists
The Root talks with BlackGivesBack's founder about today's hottest initiatives, projects and areas of focus for African Americans.

Black History Museum:  Philanthropy's Future
Article profiles the Smithsonian museum's young ambassadors, representing the next generation of African-American giving.

17 Top Black Charity Leaders
Meet top foundation executives leading the charge at groups ranging from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the United Way.

Read articles in the series here.  A big thank you to TheRoot for shining a spotlight on black philanthropy!

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