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Rhode Island Black Philanthropy Month 3rd Annual Kick Off Event
Thursday, August 3rd, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Please join us Thursday, August 3rd at 4:30PM for our 3rd Annual Rhode Island Black Philanthropy Month - RIBPM Kick Off event. This year's theme BLK PHILANTHROPY:REDEFINED Come engage in this important conversation along with some action items to leave with. The event includes a Fireside Chat: BLK PHILANTHROPY:REDEFINED “THE WEALTH GAP” Juan Wilson Jr., CEO and Founder of The MUSE Foundation of Rhode Island, will chat with Aaron Samuels, COO and Co-Founder about redefining black philanthropy in a way that promotes and encourages black generational wealth. Interesting ways to fill the wealth gap. Panel: BLK PHILANTHROPY:REDEFINED “THE FUTURE OF BLACK PHILANTHROPY & CREATIVE GIVING 2023” In honor of Black Philanthropy Month this August join us for our 3rd annual open discussion on current and suggested future efforts in the #blackphilanthropy, #blackpolicy, #nonprofit, #creativegiving and #collectivegiving sectors. Wendy Wallace, Director of Civic Engagement, Brown University, will lead this discussion with Angela Ankoma, Vice President, Executive Director at Rhode Island Foundation, Kyle Bennett, Director of Policy at United Way of Rhode Island, Kobi Dennis, Founder at Haircuts & Heritage, Dwayne Keys, AFC®, Managing Director at D Key Solution and Zara Salmon, Founder of CRAVEInfused. To donate this #blackphilanthropymonth goto: http://ribpm.com You can pre-reg here: https://venturecafeprovidence.org/event/thursday-gathering-august-3rd/
Welcome to the Rhode Island Black Philanthropy Month (RIBPM) Campaign.
The MUSE Foundation of Rhode Island (#MUSEOFRI) created the Rhode Island Black Philanthropy Month (RIBPM) initiative as a collective giving an awareness campaign that highlights black lead organizations by demystify philanthropy for the Rhode Island black community at large in strategic partnership with United Way of Rhode Island every August.
In 2021 The MUSE Foundation of Rhode Island (#MUSEOFRI) worked with Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza was the first New England city to sign a proclamation that recognizes Black Philanthropy Month (BPM). Then in August 2022 The MUSE Foundation of Rhode Island worked with Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee to sign a statewide proclamation making Rhode Island the first state in New England to recognize Black Philanthropy Month.
Donations from the campaign will go towards the RI Black Philanthropy Month Legacy Fund managed by the Rhode Island Foundation
During the month of August we'd like to highlight the "B" in BIPOC ... but please support Black Philanthropy 365 days of the year!
RIBPM Highlighted Organizations
Helen Baskerville-Dukes, Executive Director, JuneteethRI
Kyle Bennett, Senior Director, Public Policy & Equity, United Way of Rhode Island
Anthony Hubbard, Chief Executive Officer, YouthBuild Preparatory Academy
Erica Campbell, Founder/ Executive Director, Mini Kids Entrepreneur Fair
James Monteiro, Founder/ Executive Director, Reentry Campus Program
Juan Wilson Jr, Founder/ CEO, The MUSE Foundation of Rhode Island
Sara Monteiro, Founder, Simply Sara / Curator, OutSpokenPVD*
We hope you can support this month long campaign by offering your time (volunteer), talent (join a board) and/or treasure (donate) to a black lead community organization near you.
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If you know of a black led organization or program you think we should highlight that is making an impact, please CLICK HERE
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* Youth Empowerment Society (YESpvd!) brands & program affiliates
About Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), is a global celebration and concerted campaign to elevate African-descent giving and funding equity. Incubated starting in 2001 by its Founder Dr. Jackie Bouvier Copeland, with the support of Reunity, formerly the Pan-African Women's Philanthropy Network, BPM launched in 2011 with its first official global summit to commemorate the United Nations Year and Decade of People of African Descent. In 2020 during the global pandemic there were 10 Black Funding Principles developed.
Details Here (SOURCE: https://www.blackphilanthropymonth.com)
The MUSE Foundation of Rhode Island (#MUSEOFRI)'s mission is to create opportunities designed to cultivate creativity and innovation in communities of color through philanthropic investment.
United Way of Rhode Island's mission is uniting our community and resources to build racial equity and opportunities for all Rhode Islanders.