NGAAP Philanthropic Collective Gives Back, Gives Black in Charlotte

Members of NGAAP, a philanthropic collective, celebrating 15 years of inspiring action through the power of Black philanthropy

Photo credit :: Alvin C. Jacobs, Jr.

It may surprise you to learn that members of NGAAP Charlotte have played a vital role in the evolution and expansion of Black philanthropy worldwide.

Read the full story at QCityMetro.com. See photos below from NGAAP’s Black Philanthropy Month participation and observances over the past decade.

BPM 2011

NGAAP Founding Member Valaida Fullwood participated in a pan-African women’s philanthropy summit in Minneapolis to promote the fall 2011 release of Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists, published by NGAAP. It was at the summit that BPM Founder Dr. Jackie Bouvier Copeland first proclaimed every August Black Philanthropy Month. 

BPM 2012

On Aug 2, NGAAP released its now classic film short [ philanthropy reframed ].

BPM 2013

NGAAP celebrated and promoted BPM 2013 with a coordinated series of media storiescampaigns and philanthropic events.

BPM 2014

On August 5, NGAAP hosted Silicon Valley Community Foundation (former) President Dr. Emmett Carson. “What’s Community Got To Do With It?”: Forum for Civic Leadership” drew a diverse audience of more than 300 people to Bank of America Auditorium.

BPM 2015

NGAAP nearly broke the Internet with its stylized group portrait taken on August 16 on The Green in uptown Charlotte.

BPM 2016

NGAAP led a powerful 31-day social media campaign, profiling its members and advancing their beliefs and hopes. 

BPM 2017

As a BPM Co-Architect, Fullwood introduced the BPM Art Poster and Featured Artist, selecting Charlotte artist Marcus Kiser for the inaugural year.

BPM 2018

NGAAP hosted “For The Culture, For The Future,” a social event and community conversation with Black nonprofit leaders and Black foundation program officers at the Gantt Center. 

BPM 2019

NGAAP released the film short, “Making History | NGAAP at 13,” which highlights its 13th anniversary. To mark the milestone, NGAAP hosted Edgar Villanueva, author of Decolonizing Wealth, for a NC-homecoming event and series of forums in Charlotte.

BPM 2020

NGAAP publicly launched The Bold Project and introduced #BPM2020CLTForbes recognized Fullwood as one of the trio of women leading Black philanthropy with BPM. Charlotte was recognized in leading the world in social media engagement, setting the bar for what communitywide observances can look like and achieve. Thanks to circle member Nik Eley-Carr, Ford Foundation profiled NGAAPas a pioneer in the Black Giving Circle and BPM movement.

BPM 2021

NGAAP is again a BPM Sponsor. New sponsorships with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, James S. and John L. Knight Foundation, and Barber and Associates were secured, thanks to current and former NGAAP members Tiffany Legington Graham, Charles Thomas and Anna Barber.

Eley-Carr was instrumental in securing Ford Foundation President Darren Walker as a featured speaker for the BPM “Making Equity Real” summit. Other summit presenters included NGAAP member John Jackson, president and CEO of Schott Foundation for Public Education, and Charlotte resident Bakari Sellers.

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