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A group of Black philanthropists in Charlotte launch ambitious fundraising initiative

Source: The Charlotte Obsrrver

The New Generation of African American Philanthropists, a Charlotte-based group that helps local nonprofits, is starting a multiyear fundraising push Saturday aimed at establishing a resource hub for philanthropies focusing on the Black community.

With a goal of raising $12 million in the next three years, the campaign kicks off with “The Cookout,” a culinary event featuring prominent Black chefs from across the country. The event is on the “outskirts of Charlotte,” according to the group. Attendance starts with a minimum $500 charitable contribution; more details can be found here.

Proceeds go towards founding “The New Trust • Built with and for Black Communities.” That trust aims to address historical inequities in philanthropic funding by providing infrastructure, resources and expertise to Black-founded or -led organizations in Charlotte.