Black History Month Edition: Celebrating Black Philanthropy and Pushing for Black Funding Equity

Episode 12: Black History Month Edition: Celebrating Black Philanthropy and Pushing for Black Funding Equity

Discussing the origins of Black Philanthropy Month and the push for Global Black funding equity.

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Dr. Jacqueline Bouvier Copeland shares her inspiration for founding Black Philanthropy Month and the push for Black funding equity. She also shares a special hidden talent of hers that she’s harnessing in the name of fundraising.


An award-winning innovator, Dr. Jackie Bouvier Copeland bridges diverse disciplines and communities to heal people, society, and the planet. She is founder and chief executive officer of The Women Invested to Save Earth Fund (WISE), also the backbone organization for other global Black initiatives she has created, such as Black Philanthropy Month and Reunity. Her work has reached at least 20 million people, and she is recognized as a History Maker, included in The Congressional Record, for her significant civic contributions. A songwriter and vocalist using the sobriquet, “Bouvier”, Dr. Copeland’s Blachant Project includes her debut jazz spirituals album, a healing journal, and other products designed to promote personal wellness during these turbulent times for all people.

Learn more about Black Philanthropy Month:

Stream “Hola” from The Blachant Project: Read Black Philanthropy Month’s “Global Black Funding Principles” for Black Funding Equity



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