POISE Foundation hosted a vibrant evening of networking and conversation in celebration of Black Philanthropy Month.
Black Philanthropy Month (BPM) was created in August 2011 by Dr. Jackie Copeland-Carson and the Pan-African Women's Philanthropy Network (PAWPNet) as an annual, global celebration of African-descent giving. POISE invited a diverse panel for a lively discussion about Black philanthropy. See our list of Panelists below. Learn more about BPM HERE.
This year's theme is:
Let's Make History
Please join us for our #1HOUR4POISE CAMPAIGN! POISE seeks to have 1,000 people donate at least 1 hour of their salary to POISE during August, Black Philanthropy Month.
Rev. Cornell Jones • Moderator
Founder and Pastor, Iron Cross Community Ministries
Group Violence Intervention Coordinator, City of Pittsburgh
Member, My Brother’s Keeper Committee, Pittsburgh
NFL Veteran, Pittsburgh Steelers
Founder, Will Allen Foundation
Co-Founder, Nascent Group Holdings
President, Highmark Foundation
Vice President, Highmark Inc.
Co-Founder, August Wilson Center for African American Culture
Social Innovator, The Giving Back Project
Co-Founder, New Generation of African American Philanthropists
Author, Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists
Exhibit Creator, Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited
Architect, Black Philanthropy Month
Director, Marketing, Sales and Proposal Management (Retired), Bombardier Transportation
Board Chair, 100 Black Men of Western PA
Compassionate Mentor and Community Leader, Western PA