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Where People of Color in Philanthropy Thrive

June 25-27, 2023


Community - Leadership - Affinity - Progress

The Summit is an annual signature Joy-Raising experience that brings together people of color in philanthropy. 

This  is a unique gathering of leaders of color who are philanthropists and professionals engaged in dialogue and learning that moves the needle for the entire sector. How? By holding discussions at the highest levels, authentic exchange of experiences and developing ideas that raise the bar for the entire sector.   

Through engaging conversations with thought leaders participants each learn  how to use their talent to positively impact solutions to our society's most challenging issues.

The Summit 2023: Welcome

Join Us for The Summit!

Together Let's Do Great Things

Welcome! I'm Tesha McCord Poe, Founder of Joy-Raising and I'm thrilled that The Summit will once again gather a community of leaders to explore and grow individually and collectively. The voices of professionals and donors of color are critically needed in philanthropy and The Summit is only the beginning of how we will make an impact together. Thank you for your interest in this Joy-Raising experience.

The Summit 2023: Welcome
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The Summit 2023: About

The Summit is a Community of Leaders

Take a look at past speakers at The Summit

Speakers for the 2023 have not yet been announced so stay tuned as we share this exciting news throughout the year. 

In the meantime, please take a look at the tremendous leaders who joined us at the last Summit.

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Ron Gonzales

President and CEO- Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, Former Mayor of San Jose

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Alicia Guevara

CEO Big Brothers, Big Sisters New York

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Latanya Hilton

President, Archbishop Mitty High School

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Reveta Bowers

Former Head of School, The Center for Early Education, Emeritus Board Member, African American Board Leadership

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James Calleroz White

Head of School, Galloway School
Trustee, National Association of Independent Schools

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George Dickinson, III

Board Chair, Spirit of Atlanta

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Crystal Mickles

Board Chair, Live Oak School

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Erik Moore

Founder and Managing Director, Base Ventures

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Dr. Trent Haywood

Founder, Knowality
Former Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

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Hans Tung

Managing Partner, GGV Capital

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Shauntel Garvey

Co-Founder and General Partner, Reach Capital

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Kathy and Kristen Sledge

Singer, Songwriter, Author, Philanthropist

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Ayana Byrd

Author, Journalist, Screenwriter

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Dalila Wilson Scott

Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation
President, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation

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Tovah McCord

Executive Director, Northern Illinois Community Initiatives

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Raena Sadler

Product Manager, Social Impact, Meta

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Nicole Taylor

President and CEO
Silicon Valley Community Foundation

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Issac Vaughn

COO, Zenefits
Board Member, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

The Summit 2023: Services

Wellness as Your Superpower

Sustaining Your Presence By Investing In You

Sustaining ourselves as philanthropy professionals and particularly front line fundraisers is a challenge as we are always acting on behalf of others putting their interests and needs before our on for the sake of reaching our dollar and strategic goals. Nonetheless, with intention,  it is possible to find balance and joy daily in our work.  We've assembled a wise council of experts who will provide guidance about how to thrive year after year even in the most challenging circumstances. Karen Osborne, Dr. June Parks and Michelle Maldonado Lopes will have a critical conversation facilitated by Tammy Charles

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Senior Strategist, The Osborne Group

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Founder and CEO, INOVO Strategic Consulting

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Michelle Lopes Maldonado

Founder, Lucenscia
Candidate, Virginia House of Delegates

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Licensed Clinical Psychologist

The Summit 2023: Services


What You Need to Know About The Summit 2023

Is is possible to become a Summit Sponsor?

Yes! We encourage you to consider joining Summit Sponsors to help to grow the pipeline of people of color who are professionals and volunteers in philanthropy.

Sponsor Levels:

Platinum   $20,000        

Gold         $15,000         

Silver        $10,000          

Bronze      $ 5,000 

Copper     $ 2,500      


Are refunds available if I am no longer able to attend the event?

A 50% refund will be available up until April 14, 2023.  After that date registration is nonrefundable.

The Summit 2023: FAQ
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