Give Black, Give Back Celebrates Black Philanthropy Month 2021
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 2021 Event Schedule|
|Monday, August 2||Release of Changemakers Interview: Mrs. Rosetta Miller-Perry, founder and publisher of The Tennessee Tribune and a long-time Civil Rights activist and leader|
|Thursday, August 5||Give Black, Give Back Conversations: Honoring Nashville's Black History with Nashville Historian David Ewing with co-hosts Lisa Swift-Young and Kia Jarmon (Facebook Live)
|Monday, August 9||Release of Changemakers Interview: Dwight Lewis, author and former award-winning reporter, columnist and editorial page editor for The Tennessean|
|Thursday, August 12||Give Black, Give Back Conversations: Honoring Black Philanthropists with Black Philanthropy Month Global Architect, Valaida Fullwood with co-hosts Kia Jarmon and Lisa Swift-Young (Facebook Live)
|Friday, August 13||Give Black, Give Back Day as proclaimed by Mayor John Cooper and Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County|
|Friday, August 13||Inaugural Give Black, Give Back Changemakers grants presented to four HBCUs, Fisk University (In honor of Fisk Jubilee Singers + Dr. Kwami), Tennessee State University (in honor of Courtney and Ever Grey Hale), American Baptist College (In honor of Dwight Lewis) and Meharry (In honor of Mrs. Rosetta Miller-Perry)|
|Monday, August 16||Release of Changemakers Interview: Dr. Paul Kwami, Musical Director and Curb-Beaman Chair of the Fisk Jubilee Singers|
|Thursday, August 19||Give Black, Give Back Conversations: Honoring Self-Care with The Healing Trust's Jennifer Oldham and TRILUNA Wellness Co-CEO's Ashley Brooke James with co-hosts Lisa Swift-Young and Kia Jarmon (Facebook Live)
|Monday, August 23||Release of Changemakers Interview: Next Generation Philanthropists Courtney and Ever Grey Hale, founders of Super Money Kids by knowledgeBANK|
|Wednesday, August 25||Philanthropy Together's The Excellence Of Black Philanthropy: Engaging the Next Generation. Register Here|
|Monday, August 30||Give Black, Give Back: Black Philanthropy Month Wrap-Up|
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.