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Black Philanthropy Month 2023: Love in Action

August 2, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for an inspiring hour as we celebrate Black Philanthropy Month (BPM) in Connecticut through a virtual conversation.

Black philanthropy and funding equity are not just about money. Although we are in critical and very challenging times, our panelists will discuss how they live “Black Love in Action” (this year’s national BPM theme) daily by sharing their time, ties and talent through creative philanthropy, business investment and racial equity advocacy throughout our state.

Presented in partnership:
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
The Prosperity Foundation

Panelists (L-R) Erik Clemons, Dr. Chaka Felder-McEntire, Ashley Hampton, Andréa Hawkins; Moderator Dr. Leon Bailey Jr. Panelists:


Erik Clemons, CEO and President, CT Center for Arts and Technology (ConnCAT) and CT Community Outreach Revitalization Program (ConnCORP)
Dr. Chaka Felder-McEntire, Ed.D., Founder and Executive Director, Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc./CT College Access Network
Ashley Hampton, LCSW, Scholarship Committee Chair, Les Treize, Inc.
Andréa Hawkins, Founding Partner, Leading Culture Solutions


Dr. Leon Bailey Jr., MPA, DMIN, SVP for Human Resources and Organizational Culture, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

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Observed every August, Black Philanthropy Month is a global celebration. A new organizing concept frames the BPM campaign each year. The theme for #BPM2023 is “Black Love in Action.”

For questions or changes in registration, contact Carmen Burgos.

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August 2, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm