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BPM 2021 | Making Equity Real Summit

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Dr. Jacqueline Copeland

Founder, Black Philanthropy Month and The Women Invested to Save Earth Fund

Darren Walker

President, Ford Foundation

Bakari Sellers

CNN Political Analyst and Former Member of South Carolina House of Representatives

Selma Moreira

Executive Director, Bãobá Fund for Racial Equity

Dr. Nelson Colón

President and CEO, Puerto Rico Community Foundation

Honorable Leymah Gbowee

Nobel Laureate and Founder, Gbowee Peace Foundation

Rebecca Darwent

Working Group Member, Foundation for Black Communities

Rev. Nontombi Naomi Tutu

Associate Rector, All Saints Episcopal Church

Sunny Hostin

3x Emmy Award-winning co-host of ABC’s “The View” and New York Times best-selling author

Valaida Fullwood

BPM Co-Architect and Creator, Soul of Philanthropy

Emily Greer

Chief Administrative Officer, ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Sounds of Blackness

3x Grammy Award-winning Musical Group

Nneka Eze

Managing Director, VestedWorld

Christina Lewis

Co-Founder, Give Blck

Dr. John Jackson

President and CEO, Schott Foundation

Dr. Bheki Moyo

Director, Africa Center on Philanthropy and Social Investment, Wits University

José Marcelo Zacchi

General Secreatary, GIFE

Camila Aloi

Institutional Relations Manager

Marcio Black

Politicial Scientist, Program Coordinator, Citizenship and Democracy,Tide Setubal Foundation

Adriana Barbosa

Founder and CEO, Feira Preta

Atila Roque

Director, Ford Foundation Brazil

Gilberto Costa

Executive Director, JP Morgan Brazil

Ines Lafer

Director, Betty and Jacob Lafer Institute

Neca Setubal

President, Tide Setubal Foundation

Mary Ann Gabino

Senior Vice President, Puerto Rico Community Foundation

Alana Feldman

Peace and Equity Coordinator, Puerto Rico Community Foundation

Deanna James

President, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

Dr. Paul Latortue

Dean, Graduate Program in Business Administration, University of Notre Damme d'Haiti

Junte Loiceño

Bomba Dance and Music Group

Thelma Ekiyor

Founder and Chairperson, Afrigrants Foundation

Atinuke Agbeniyi


Oluwatoyin Adegbite-Moore

Founder and Managing Partner, Sheafam & Tam Limited

Nana Asantewa Afadzinu

Executive Director, WACSI

Richard Akwei

Executive Director, Musa Capital Advisors Ltd.

Maria Glover

Projects Lead, Impact Investors Foundation

Honorable Uche Nwosu

Founder and President, Ugwumba Center for Leadership Development in Africa

Djaka Blais-Amare

Director, Grants and Racial Equity Strategy, Calgary Foundation

Liban Abokor

Founder and Executive Director, Youth Leaps

Dr. Joseph Smith

Founder and Executive Director, Generation Chosen

amanuel melles

Executive Director, Network for the Advancement of Black Communities, York University

Lynn Olagundoye


Dr. Palmira Rios

Academic Researcher and Former President, Puerto Rico Civil Rights Commission

Majestad Negra

Bomba Music and Dance Group from Loíza, Puerto Rico

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Black Philanthropy Month

Black Philanthropy Month, observed every August, is a global celebration and concerted campaign to elevate African-descent giving and funding equity in all its forms. Since it was established, BPM has reached roughly 18 million people and become an increasingly year-round, diasporic initiative that illuminates the ingenuity and transformative impact of generosity in Black communities.

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St Jude Children's Research Hospital

Equity is at the heart of the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.®

The WISE Fund

Making global climate impact funding more accesible for all.


ABFE - Strengthening Black Communities Since 1971

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Regional catalyst, connector and collaborator

National Philanthropic Trust

Your Partner in Giving

Fundraising Academy at National University

You’ve got the heart to make a difference – develop the skills to make an impact.

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Supporting informed and engaged communities

The California Wellness Foundation

We support organizations working to increase access to health care, quality education, good jobs, and clean and safe neighborhoods across our state.

Global Fund for Women

We support gender justice movements to create meaningful change that will last beyond our lifetimes.

Decolonizing Wealth Project and Liberated Capital

Decolonizing Wealth Project

Frontline Solutions

A Black-owned consulting firm dedicated to making the world more just for all.

Black Future Co-op Fund

Building Black Generational Wealth, Health & Well-Being

The Soul of Philanthropy

Come to see philanthropy differently

Black Benefactors

A giving circle serving the Washington, DC region

Bring Back Our Girls NYC

#BringBackOurGirlsNYC is a coalition pushing for action to release and return the Chibok girls to their families.

Afrigrants Foundation

Afrigrants Foundation Documentary

Foundation for Black Communities

Celebrating Black Philanthropy in Canada

Puerto Rico Community Foundation

Racial Equity Building Institute for the Americas

Bãobá Fund for Racial Equity

We mobilize people and financial resources to carry out projects that promote racial equality in Brazil and abroad.

Women's Philanthropy Institute, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

The Women's Philanthropy Institute: Research that Grows Women's Philanthropy


Pelo impacto do investimento social | For the impact of social investment

the b’elle group

A contemporary Marketing Agency

Hampton Roads Community Foundation

Join our virtual event on August 12!

The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

Giving Back. Giving Forward.

The African-American Development Officers Network (AADO)

AADO’s members are professionals of color and allies that have designated fundraising and/or development as their primary responsibility in their organization.

Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy

Dialogue. Investment. Leadership.

The Prosperity Foundation

Creating A Unique Impact in Connecticut's Black Communities

Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement

Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Greater Hartford's community foundation

Give Blck

Advancing Racial Equity in Giving


Association of Fundraising Professionals

NGAAP | New Generation of African American Philanthropists

15 years of driving action and change

Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina

Get to Know Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina

Reunity™ Wellness Coach

Dr. Marilyn Pendelton

The Community Foundation for a Greater New Haven

Serving as the community foundation for Greater New Haven's 20-town region in the heart of central Connecticut

The African American Legacy at The Chicago Trust

Strengthening African American communities in Metropolitan Chicago

Women's Giving Circle of Howard County

Collective Contributor

Syneos Health

Collective Contributor

African American Community Fund of Bartholomew Co.

Collective Contributor

Arizona Community Foundation Black Philanthropy Initiative

Collective Contributor

Philanthropy Together

Collective Contributor

Southeastern Council of Foundations

Collective Contributor

Moore Philanthropy

Collective Contributor

Philanthropy Unbound

Collective Contributor

Women Engaged (W.E.) of South Carolina

Collective Contributor

Barber & Associates, LLC

Collective Contributor

Foundation for Black Philanthropy

Collective Contributor

African American Philanthropy Committee, Central Carolina Community Foundation

Collective Contributor

Dianne Chipps Bailey

Collective Contributor

South Side Giving Circle

Collective Contributor


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