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 an annual fundraiser to celebrate its mission to encourage the community to use their time, talent, and treasure to strengthen Black communities in Forsyth County.
This year's fundraising event will take place on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. Join us to celebrate the release of our second research report, The Intersectionality of Black Life and Being, which was created in partnership with Action4Equity and Forsyth Futures. We’re excited to share how the transformative community-engaged research process used to create the report promotes our vision to advance bold, Black-led community change!
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: