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Sunday, April 6, 2014


2014 African-American Philanthropy Summit Presented by Medical Mutual

African-American Philanthropy Committee of the Cleveland Foundation

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT), Warrensville Heights, OH

Event Details

This year’s African-American Philanthropy Summit “Inspiring 100 Acts of African-American Philanthropy,” will be a celebration of existing philanthropists and a call-to-action for aspiring philanthropists. In 2014, the Cleveland Foundation’s centennial year, we will encourage and document acts of African-American philanthropy leading up to the Summit. This half-day event will begin with an opening session and include an educational seminar culminating with a keynote luncheon. The opening session speaker will be Pastor R. A. Vernon of "THE WORD" Church. The keynote luncheon address will be delivered by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research at Harvard University. The keynote will be moderated by Russ Mitchell, Lead Anchor, WKYC Channel 3.
The event will be held at Corporate College East, 4400 Richmond Road, Warrensville Heights, OH.
Honorary chairpersons:
  • Margot Copeland, Executive Vice President, KeyBank
  • Carole Hoover, President and CEO, Hoover Milstein
  • Debra Green, Director of Community Relations, Medical Mutual
  • Robert Madison, CEO, Robert Madison International
  • Steven Minter, Executive in Residence, Cleveland State University
  • Ronald B. Richard, President and CEO, the Cleveland Foundation
  • Dr. R. A. Vernon, Senior Pastor, "THE WORD" Church
  • Ernest Wilkerson, Jr., Managing Partner, Wilkerson & Associates

Summit Agenda:
8:00 a.m. – Registration
8:35 a.m. – Welcome & opening session by Pastor R. A. Vernon
9:30 a.m. – Group breakout sessions
11:45 a.m. – Lunch and keynote by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Summit Sessions (Scheduled concurrently, select one from each session):
Session 1: "Need to Know: What is Philanthropy?"
  • Understanding Giving for the Emerging Philanthropist
  • Philanthropic Individuals and Families
  • Organized Philanthropy for Small Businesses
  • Philanthropy from the Non-Profit Perspective
(Scheduled concurrently, select one from each session)
Session 2: "Ready to Give: Giving Vehicles"
  • Overview of Giving Vehicles
  • Contributing to an Existing Fund
  • Starting or Joining a Giving Circle
  • Starting Your Own Fund
About Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.:
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research at Harvard University. He is the author of sixteen books and twelve documentaries, including the recent PBS series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. This latest series chronicles the full sweep of African American history, beginning with the origins of slavery on the African continent, through five centuries of remarkable historic events. He is the recipient of fifty-one honorary degrees and numerous awards, including the MacArthur "genius grant." He has been named to Time’s "25 Most Influential Americans" list, the AARP’s "The Influentials: 50 over 50" and to Ebony’s "Power 100" list for 2013. The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reader, a collection of Professor Gates’ essays, was published in 2012.
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