Sankofa Fund Commemorates Black Philanthropy Month

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Ebonie Johnson Cooper
Ebonie Johnson Cooper

The Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement, an African American philanthropic initiative founded in 2015, is commemorating Black Philanthropy Month 2018 with an evening talk by Ebonie Johnson Cooper, founder of the Young Black and Giving Back Institute.

YBGB provides programming, thought leadership and educational resources related to millennial diversity within philanthropy; specifically black millennials.

Ms. Johnson Cooper’s research provides insight into the giving behaviors and trends of young black professionals and she has been featured for her philanthropic work in diverse publications such as Essence and Ebony. A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and other civic and social organizations in the Washington, DC area, Ms. Johnson Cooper uses her time, talent, and treasure to promote African American giving. 

Ms. Johnson Cooper will speak at The Camp House on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 5:30 p.m. The cost to attend the event is $10 and all proceeds will benefit the Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement and African American centered community projects throughout Chattanooga. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.  

Black Philanthropy Month is celebrated each August, and the primary aims of the month are informing, involving, inspiring and investing in Black philanthropic leadership to strengthen African-American giving in all its forms. The theme for 2018 is: For the Culture, For the Future. 

The Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement is a membership organization committed to funding and supporting organizations, projects and efforts which improve Chattanooga's African American communities. The fund is housed at the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. Members commit to making an annual gift to the fund, using their social networks to empower local African American communities, and collectively making funding decisions.

To learn more about the Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement or to make a contribution, visit www.sankofacha.com.


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