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Giving Black: Understanding & Engaging High Net Worth Donors of Color in 2023 - Virtual Event

  • Tuesday, February 07, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Zoom
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  • For those individuals who are members of VAFRE.
  • For individuals who are not personally members of VAFRE but whose organization has one or more paid members or who are registering as a guest of a VAFRE member.
  • For individuals who are not members of VAFRE and whose organizations do not have another member and who are planning to attend the program virtually.
  • For VAFRE members who have purchased a 2022-2023 Virtual Season Pass.

Registration is closed

Our Program

Donors of color have been disregarded by mainstream philanthropy, at least partly because of assumptions about—and the realities of—the racial wealth gap in the U.S. This disregard has material consequences. The lack of focus on donors of color overall, and on HNW donors of color specifically, is also a byproduct of racialized structures of donor network-building, social capital, wealth management, donor advising, and fundraising that undergird the field of individual HNW philanthropy.

Are you asking yourself, how can I engage Black donors in my fundraising plans? Join us as we learn the history, traits, and characteristics of donors of color. Participate in an interactive workshop that will help spark your fundraising plan to include the following:

  • the prioritization of racial and ethnic minoritized communities and racial equity in the giving of donors of color;
  • a recognition of the distinct histories, resources, and challenges that shape the giving of donors of color;
  • the ways that donors of color often serve as intermediaries between their communities and the broader philanthropic and nonprofit field; and
  • the diverse approaches to giving between and among donors of color.

Approved for CFRE credit.

Our Presenter

Stephanie Glenn, Community Foundation for a greater Richmond

As Vice President of Diversity and Engagement at the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond, Stephanie Glenn leads the development and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion strategies across the organization. She provides counsel and support to the board and staff in areas such as recruiting, communication, engagement and business planning: she also manages a relationship portfolio in the community to bring diverse audiences and perspectives into the work of the Foundation. She is the lead staff for the Foundation's affinity-driving giving programs and the Giving Black: Greater Richmond study, which is designed to build an understanding of philanthropy in Black communities by spotlighting the contexts, conditions and capital investments needed to transform the cycle of philanthropy in Black communities. When she’s not working, Stephanie is making memories with her son, Gerald, and spending time with her family and friends. Her dedication to community service includes serving on nonprofit boards and volunteering with organizations such as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Stephanie is a proud alumna of Wilberforce University and has settled into Richmond as her home for over 13 years.

Important Statement on COVID Protocols

For the safety of all of our members and guests, VAFRE strongly encourages all individuals attending our programs in-person to be vaccinated. Virtual registration is available for those who are not vaccinated or who do not feel comfortable meeting in person.

In-person registration is currently limited to 80. Masks are optional, but are encouraged. Box lunches will be available for in-person registrants at the beginning of the program to eat on-site or take with you.

Our Schedule

  • 11:30 a.m. In-person Registration begins
  • 11:45 a.m. Virtual participants may login
  • 12 p.m. Program begins
  • 1:15 p.m. Adjourn

Registration Fees

  • Virtual registration is $8 for members ($0 for those with a Virtual Season Pass), $11 for nonmembers who work at a member organization and $15 for nonmembers. The virtual registration fees help support the technology costs associated with offering a hybrid event. 
  • In-person registration is sold out.

If you are not a VAFRE member and do nor work in the office of a VAFRE member, consider becoming a member of VAFRE in order to access reduced registration fees.

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