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Tulane SoPA leads conversation on equity in philanthropy

August 20, 2021 11:30 AM
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SoPA News Staff sopanews@tulane.edu
SoPA Black Philanthropy Panel
A recording of the event is available below.

 

The Tulane University School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) is celebrating Black Philanthropy Month with a virtual panel titled, “Funding Equity: Black Professionals in Philanthropy” on Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 6 p.m.

Tulane SoPA brings together panelists from Dillard University’s Center for Racial Justice, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the HERitage Giving Fund for a virtual discussion about the systemic inequities in funding seen within organizations run by BIPOC leaders.

“We still see that organizations run by BIPOC leaders are disproportionately underfunded despite the depth of their relationships with the communities they serve.”

— Halima Leak Francis, Public Administration Program Director

“Historically, philanthropy has played an integral role in advancing equity within the U.S.; and in recent years, racial justice has emerged more prominently as a key priority for many foundations and individual donors,” says Halima Leak Francis, event organizer and director of Tulane SoPA’s public administration program. “While more resources have been mobilized to address systemic inequities, we still see that organizations run by BIPOC leaders are disproportionately underfunded despite the depth of their relationships with the communities they serve.”

Leak Francis will serve as moderator during the panel discussion, which features Marc Barnes, an ex officio board member of the Center for Racial Justice and Dillard’s vice president of institutional advancement; Christy Slater, a program officer for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation; and Kimberly O’Neil, a founding member of the HERitage Giving Fund.

Get a jumpstart on the conversation in this article from Dillard University.

Click here to register for “Funding Equity: Black Professionals in Philanthropy.” 

View the recording of the event below.