Wednesday, August 28, 2019.
wednesday, August 28, 2019, marks the second year the Young, Black and Giving Back Institute (YBGB) will culminate Black Philanthropy Month with “Giving Black Day,” an initiative to promote financial support for black-led and black-benefiting grassroots organizations.
From 8 am to 11 pm, YBGB and its partners will encourage our target audience - black Millennial and Gen X donors - to make financial contributions to organizations that specifically serve black communities as a way to celebrate our tradition of self-help and philanthropy in our own communities.
Why Giving Black Day?
in 2018, 114 nonprofits and individuals participated and of those who reported back, over $12,700 was raised for their causes! We are confident 2019 will raise more money for even more organizations!
Giving Black Day also marks the conclusion of Black Philanthropy Month. YBGB shares in the mission of promoting philanthropy within the black community, and Giving Black Day builds on the momentum created by Black Philanthropy Month with one concentrated day for giving that leverages online fundraising tools in order to tap into the enthusiasm of black Millennial and Gen X donors.
Why August 28?
August 28, 1955: 14-year-old Emmett Till was brutally murdered by three white men, which, became a “flashpoint in the civil rights movement.”
August 28, 1963: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have A Dream” speech in Washington, D.C.
August 28, 2005: Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana. The storm, which devastated New Orleans, inordinately impacted many of the city’s black residents.
August 28, 2008: Then-Senator Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president, becoming the first black man to ever win the nomination and bid for the presidency.
And on August 28, 2018: The Young, Black & Giving Back Institute hosts an entire day dedicated to black giving!