Give Black, Give Back Celebrates Black Philanthropy Month 2022
Each Thursday this August, Give Black, Give Back has planned a weekly series of virtual panel discussions for Black Philanthropy Month 2022 under the direction of the initiative’s philanthropic volunteer co-founders and co-chairs Kia Jarmon and Lisa Swift-Young, and Audra Cox, CFMT’s Development Manager and the initiative’s coordinator.
This event series includes conversations to:
- Encourage Black philanthropy by amplifying funds administered by CFMT.
- Inspire generational wealth-building within Black communities and share best-practices with organizations statewide and in other areas of the country.
- Hear from those in successful collaborative partnerships with individuals and corporations who are seriously engaging in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to support communities.
Give Black, Give Back also will be sharing a brand new Changemakers interview and revisiting several interviews from the series published over the past year alongside additional stories of Black philanthropy.
More About Give Black, Give Back and Black Philanthropy Month
At The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT), the Give Black, Give Back initiative launched following CFMT’s inaugural celebration of Black Philanthropy Month in 2019. Black Philanthropy Month has been recognized globally since 2011 upon its creation by Jackie Bouvier Copeland, a San Francisco Bay-area social and environmental justice activist.
The focus of Give Black, Give Back is to support Black-led funds established at CFMT. The initiative is dedicated to fostering collaboration between its fundholders and establishing new partnerships among Black philanthropists and nonprofits with similar aspirations.
Give Black, Give Back has planned a host of events for Black Philanthropy Month 2021 under the direction of co-founders and co-chairs Kia Jarmon and Lisa Swift-Young and the initiative’s coordinator Audra Cox. This event series includes conversations to encourage Black philanthropy and inspire generational wealth building within Black communities.Learn More: Give Black, Give Back
|Date||BPM 2022 Event Schedule|
|Thursday, August 4||A conversation with Give Black, Give Back Co-Chairs Kia Jarmon and Lisa-Swift Young on "A Kick-Off Conversation for Black Philanthropy Month."|
|Thursday, August 11||"Establishing and Maintaining the Black Family Legacy."
This discussion will include real estate investing, children's retirement accounts, and how to set up for family success.
|Thursday, August 18||"How to Increase Your Organizational Giving - Corporate and Social Responsibility.”|
|Thursday, August 25||"Black Women Lead Giving: Black Women in Philanthropy Across the State and Country," and how you can tap in.|
|Wednesday, August 31||Black Philanthropy Month one-hour wrap-up with Give Black, Give Back Kia Jarmon and a few "Surprise Announcements."|
Give Black, Give Back Conversations: Black Philanthropy Month 2022 Kickoff
August is Black Philanthropy Month, a global celebration and concerted campaign to elevate African-descent giving and funding equity. Give Black, Give Back co-chairs Kia Jarmon and Lisa Swift-Young kicked off the recognition of Black Philanthropy to share what’s in store for the rest of the month.
Give Black, Give Back Conversations: Establishing and Maintaining the Black Family Legacy
Kia Jarmon & Lisa Swift-Young, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Give Black, Give Back initiative co-chairs and philanthropy advisors, will discuss the topic “Establishing and Maintaining the Black Family Legacy” with guest experts Mitra Sharifi and Jarrett Strickland. The discussion includes real estate investing, children’s retirement accounts, and how to set up your family for financial success.
Give Black, Give Back Conversations: Black Philanthropy Month 2021
(August 12, 2021) Give Black, Give Back Conversations: Honoring Black Philanthropists with Black Philanthropy Month global architect Valaida Fullwood with co-hosts Lisa Swift-Young and Kia Jarmon.
Ms. Fullwood is one of the co-architects for the BPM global celebration, and this year marks a decade since it began.
Described an “idea whisperer,” Valaida Fullwood brings unbridled imagination and a gift for harnessing wild ideas to her work as a writer, public speaker and consultant on various projects and events in the philanthropic sector.
Valaida is the award-winning author of Giving Back, a 400-page hardcover book profiling stories of philanthropy among African Americans that was developed with photographer Charles Thomas. Giving Back, her first book, was named one of the 10 Best Black Books of 2011 and received the prestigious 2012 McAdam Book Award, which recognizes “the most inspirational and useful new book for the nonprofit sector.” In 2020, Valaida earned ABFE’s Trailblazer Award as a part of its 29th James A. Joseph Awards.
Listen to Lightning 100’s Nashville By Nicole interview with our Give Black, Give Back Team to Kick Off Black Philanthropy Month in 2020.
Black Philanthropy Month Conversations 2020 Playlist
About Black Philanthropy Month
Since its establishment in 2011, Black Philanthropy Month has reached roughly 17 million people and become an increasingly year-round, diasporic initiative that illuminates the ingenuity and transformative impact of generosity in Black communities. Primary aims of BPM are informing, involving, inspiring and investing in Black philanthropic leadership to strengthen African-American and African-descent giving in all its forms, for the benefit of our planet, our communities, our organizations and our lives.