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2008-2022 | Our grantmaking 
Augustine Literacy Project, 2014
Black Social Capital Initiative, 2021
Changed Choices, 2016
City Startup Labs, 2021
Community Investment Network, 2008, 2014
Dedication to Community, 2016
First Purse, 2009
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, 2013
Historic West End, 2022
Jacob’s Ladder, 2009
Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, 2008
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Charlotte Chapter, 2016
Project HealthShare, 2008, 2009
S.T.A.R.S. Math and English Academy, 2021, 2022
The Male’s Place, 2010, 2020
West Side Community Land Trust, 2020
Youth Development Initiative, 2022

Additional community investments through partnerships, sponsorships and volunteerism • Chronologically

  • Sponsored table at FFTC 2008 Annual Meeting, ft. Geoffrey Canada, Mar 2008
  • Hosted Community Investment Network 2008 National Conference, Community Philanthropy: Symbolism or Substance? Oct 2008
  • Led bath towel drive, benefitting Charlotte Men’s Shelter, May 2009
  • Co-hosted reception, with CIN and ABFE, during Council on Foundation Fall Conference for Community Foundations in Charlotte, Sep 2010
  • Tutored at the Charlotte Community School for Girls, Oct 2010
  • Prepared a Friday night meal with youth at The Relatives, Nov 2010
  • Sponsored Step Up, a soirée with African American donors, benefitting North Carolina Dance Theater (now Charlotte Ballet), May 2013
  • Sponsored Black Philanthropy Month (BPM 2013), Aug 2013
  • Contributed time, talent and treasure with the Debutantes of The Black Girls’ Corner, Aug 2013
  • Sponsored cello performances by 12-year-old prodigy Malik Kofi from Birmingham at the Gantt Center’s 33rd Annual Jazzy Holiday Luncheon and at Reid Park Elementary School with Jack and Jill Charlotte Chapter, Dec 2013
  • Built gingerbread houses with families at Hope Haven, a residential program for people rebuilding their lives and attaining economic independence, Dec 2013
  • Fulfilled Christmas wish lists of two Hope Haven families, Dec 2013
  • Sponsored representatives of Young Black Leadership Alliance (YBLA) to attend CIN 2014 National Conference in Durham, NC, Oct 2014
  • Sponsored Black Philanthropy Month (BPM 2014), Aug 2014
  • Collaborated with Charlotte Chapter of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) on its Leadership Forum: Tapping Into The Power of African American Philanthropy, Jun 2015
  • Sponsored Civic Reflection training by Dr. Elizabeth Lynn with circle members, JCSU staff and students and community members, Jan 2015
  • Collaborated with United Way of Central Carolinas on a BPM 2015 with people and stories from Giving Back, Aug 2015
  • Sponsored WTF We Vote Candidates Forum, Sep 2015
  • Sponsored On Q Performing Arts production of “Unfinished Women” by Aishah Rahman, Mar 2015
  • Sponsored Black Philanthropy Month (BPM 2015), Aug 2015
  • Sponsored and volunteered at the Alpha Phi Alpha National Convention Women’s Philanthropy Luncheon, Aug 2015
  • Charlotte Chapter of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Leadership Forum: Tapping Into The Power of African American Philanthropy, Jun 2016
  • Sponsored table at AFP National Philanthropy Day Luncheon, Nov 2015
  • Donated 150 copies of Giving Back ($5500 value) for students of JCSU in commemoration of the 150th anniversary, Nov 2016
  • Sponsored table at FFTC 2017 Annual Meeting, featuring Adam Foss, Mar 2017
  • Sponsored Black Philanthropy Month (BPM 2019), Aug 2019
  • Commissioned study of Black-led nonprofits and funding equity, Mar 2020
  • Sponsored Black Philanthropy Month (BPM 2020), Aug 2020
  • Sponsored The Op-Ed Project “Write To Change The World” workshop series for 30 Black changemakers, Aug 2020
  • Sponsored Black Philanthropy Month (BPM 2021), Aug 2021
2017-2020 | Our civic engagement 
Title Date Venue # Ppl
I Am Not Your Negro, special screening and discussion of James Baldwin documentary film Feb 17
Park Rd Terrace Cinema 50
Food For { Black } Thought, ft. Darrin Goss, President, Coastal Carolina Community Foundation May 31
Grace (AME) on Brevard 56
For The Culture, For The Future: BPM 2018 Panel w/ Region’s Philanthropy Professionals Aug 20
Harvey B. Gantt Center 64
Making Change: A Case for Black-Led Social Change, ft. Susan Taylor Batten, President, ABFE Oct 25
Harvey B. Gantt Center 49
Grantmakers Luncheon, ft. Edgar Villanueva, Author, Decolonizing Wealth Jun 27
Foundation For The Carolinas 40
JUST Community, ft. Edgar Villanueva, Author, Decolonizing Wealth w/ Panel of Social Justice
Philanthropy Professionals & Philanthropists
Jun 27
Bank of America 350
YMCA Breakfast Forum, ft. Edgar Villanueva Jun 28
Dowd YMCA 25
Civic Reflection Discussion, facilitated by Dr. Elizabeth Lynn, Founder, Center for Civic Reflection Jan 17
Stratford Richardson YMCA 12
From Generosity to Justice In the South, ft. Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation – Livestream from Duke Univ. Jan 28
The Queen & Glass 50

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