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Inaugural ABPC Convening

"Gaining More Through Giving Back"

Tuesday, November 30

10 a.m. - Noon

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Join the Arkansas Black Philanthropy Collaborative on GivingTuesday for our Inaugural Convening. The theme for this year’s virtual event is “Gaining More Through Giving Back.”


Panelists will explore the legacy of giving in Black communities and examine how giving can build pathways toward economic mobility for Black entrepreneurs and Black-led organizations. The event will also address how giving can assist in tackling systemic issues facing communities of color, such as the racial wealth gap and health disparities.

Gaining More Panel

Our first panel will look at historical perspectives and the legacy of the impact of Black philanthropy both in Arkansas and throughout the country. Panelists will also discuss shifting the narrative surrounding giving in Black communities and how we can help individuals begin to see themselves as philanthropists in their community. You'll hear from these distinguished panelists:


  • Susan Taylor Batten, ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities
  • Janine Lee, Southeastern Council of Foundations
  • Dr. Charlotte Lewellen-Williams, The Center on Community Philanthropy at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service
  • Quantia “Key” Fletcher, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (Moderator)


Giving Back Panel

Our second panel will take a look at the current landscape of Black philanthropy to ask what the future of giving looks like for and in Black communities. How can strategic investments help Black-led or Black-serving organizations eliminate health disparities, reduce the racial wealth gap, build pathways toward economic mobility for Black entrepreneurs and communities, and tackle other systemic issues facing communities of color? You'll hear from these distinguished panelists:


  • Dr. Joyvin Benton, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • Tyrone Spann, Indiana Blacks in Philanthropy 
  • Erika Wright, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Dr. Joseph Jones, Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute (Moderator)
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The first-ever Convening of the Arkansas Black Philanthropy Collaborative is taking place on GivingTuesday, a movement that unleashes the power of radical generosity around the world. The biggest giving day of the year takes place annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.


On Tuesday, November 30, please make a tax-deductible contribution to the Give Black Arkansas Fund, powered by the Arkansas Black Philanthropy Collaborative. Your gift will support general charitable purposes with a focus on organizations and programs supporting Black communities in Arkansas.


You can make your gift of $25 or more online at arcf.org/GiveBlackAR or by mailing a check of any amount to the Arkansas Community Foundation (5 Allied Drive, Suite 51110, Little Rock, AR 72202). Non-traditional gifts – such as gifts of stock, life insurance, IRA rollovers, etc. – are also accepted.

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The Arkansas Black Philanthropy Collaborative is powered by the Derek Lewis Foundation.

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