Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Black & Bold: Philanthropy in the African American Community

If you missed the webinar “Black & Bold: Philanthropy in the African American Community” hosted by Bolder Giving on February 20th, the discussion is now available online!

Featuring Tracey Webb, founder of and The Black Benefactors; Christina Lewis Halpern of the Reginald F. Lewis Foundation and founder of All Star Code; and Cheryl Pemberton-Graves, founder of Five Pearls Foundation; the sold-out event showed that this topic is indeed an important one.

Cheryl McCourtie, Director of Development at Bolder Giving who also served as the event’s moderator shared in a blog post, “Each woman brought a special perspective to giving; each deeply rooted in family traditions of giving and concern for humankind.  The overwhelming response to this webinar (we were completely subscribed with 100 attendees and a waiting list of more than 40), is clear evidence of a hunger for more conversations about African American giving.  As a Black woman who works in the philanthropic sector and is a donor, I feel that our past philanthropic contributions need to be lifted up, and further, we need to, as our guests said today, be more strategic—and public—about the full range of our giving as a community.”

Listen to the discussion here and learn more about the work of Bolder Giving at

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