A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2018 CONFERENCE SPONSORS:
HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR 2016 EMPOWER PHILANTHROPY CONFERENCE:
ABFE 2016 James A. Joseph Lecturer Speech | VIEW >>
ABFE 2016 Annual Conference Sponsors | VIEW >>
ABFE 2016 Annual Conference Photo Gallery | VIEW >>
ABFE 2016 Annual Conference Program Booklet | VIEW >>
Thank you for making this year’s #EmpowerPhilanthropy Conference in Baltimore, Maryland the best ABFE conference yet! We are proud to have been able to bring together some of the top leaders, experts, practitioners, philanthropists and advocates that work to make social change in Black communities across America a priority.
If you joined us, we hope you left feeling as empowered as we did. And if you could not make it to Baltimore, we hope the highlights, pictures, videos and personal stories shared will give you the inside story that set the tone for a historic Conference and 45th Anniversary Celebration. The conference encouraged ABFE members and others to leverage the power of philanthropy to address critical needs facing Black communities. After more than 45 years, we’re still learning and growing as a community that makes use of the most promising and best practices, and we are driven to leverage our collective action as a unified and strategic force that moves investments to Black Communities.
Your attendance is what made ABFE’s 2016 Conference a success. We value your participation at the Annual Conference and after, as we review #EmpowerPhilanthropy 2016 and begin planning for 2017. In the coming weeks, we will invite you to respond to a brief survey regarding your conference experience. We invite you to tell us what we did right, what we can do better and share your ideas for our 2017 annual conference. The links below allow you to view video highlights and a few focal points from the conference.
Thank you again for being part of such a wonderful conference experience. There is nothing more powerful than when this community comes together to share ideas, stories and hope. We are so happy to have you as part of the ABFE network.
Enjoy the rest of your spring!
Once again we’d like to thank our sponsors!
About the Annual Conference
Each year, ABFE hosts an annual conference, convening more than 250 members, stakeholders and partners to advance a collective agenda of increasing public and private investments in Black communities. We offer attendees a set of informational and professional development workshops, and members of ABFE have come to look forward to this time of networking, engagement around shared interests in supporting Black communities, and recognition of our colleagues in the field.
Annual Conference Awards for Philanthropic Excellence
The James A. Joseph Lecture on Philanthropy is a tribute to Ambassador James A. Joseph, ABFE co-founder and distinguished leader in the field of philanthropy. The Lecture recognizes an outstanding individual whose leadership and contributions as a visionary philanthropic leader have helped advance progressive philanthropic ideals, strengthen grantmaking institutions and build vital Black communities.
To view the list of past James A. Joseph Lecturers and transcripts,
ABFE Philanthropic Emerging Leadership Award was established in 2002 to recognize and encourage the accomplishments and contributions of people in the early-to-mid 40 year old range, and who have served as staff, donors and trustees in the philanthropic sector for no more than 7 years. This award recognizes an outstanding individual whose innovative leadership promotes philanthropy as a means of social change in Black communities and advances ABFE’s mission. The ABFE Emerging Leader in Philanthropy Award is presented during the ABFE James Joseph A. Lecture in Philanthropy held each year at ABFE’s Annual Conference.
Previous Emerging Leader in Philanthropy Award recipients | DOWNLOAD >>
The ABFE Institutional Award for Philanthropic Leadership was established in 2002 to recognize significant efforts and contributions of grantmaking organizations to promoting philanthropy as a means for social change in Black communities. This award recognizes an exemplary grantmaking institution that models effective and responsive grantmaking practices. The ABFE Institutional Award for Philanthropic Leadership is presented during the ABFE James Joseph Lecture in Philanthropy held each year at ABFE’s Annual Conference.
ABFE Institutional Award for Philanthropic Leadership Award recipients | DOWNLOAD >>
Donor Salon Trailblazer Award |
Annual Conference Highlights
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