The Black Philanthropy Initiative offers learning events throughout the year as we bring together BPI’s supporters to learn more about critical issues impacting Black residents in Forsyth County. Here are some opportunities throughout the year when you can join us!
Each fall, BPI hosts its annual fundraiser to celebrate its mission to encourage our community to use their time, talent and treasure to strengthen Black communities in Forsyth County. This year's fundraising event brought together BPI supporters and partners with a common purpose: Advancing Bold, Black-led Community Change. At the event, BPI announced a 3 year, $2 million campaign to ensure grantmaking dollars now and forever. Join the campaign today!
Watch this video below to hear what BPI grants are making possible in the community.
Every August, BPI observes Black Philanthropy Month. Founded by Jackie Bouvier Copeland in 2011, Black Philanthropy Month highlights the many forms of giving among African-descent communities. It provides a time to be more intentional than ever to reflect on the incredible fortitude and generosity of Black communities throughout history.
On February 28, 2022 we were joined by community members and BPI grantees for an engaging virtual event focused on redlining, its continued impacts, and plans for how we can work together to undesign the redline. Shamika Starke led participants on a brief tour of the Undesign the Redline exhibit at Forsyth County Public Library, followed by a panel discussion. We are so grateful to our panelists and moderator for giving their time to this critical conversation: