Skip Main Navigation
Page Content

Save This Event

Event Saved

2018 African-American Philanthropy Summit

Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Young Adult Registration (up to 25 years of age) Apr 13, 2018 $20.00 $0.00
Early Bird Registration until March 23, 2018 Mar 23, 2018 $30.00 $0.00
Keynote Luncheon Only Apr 18, 2018 $25.00 $0.00
Donation May 8, 2018 Enter donation ($)

Share 2018 African-American Philanthropy Summit

Event Details

2018 African-American Philanthropy Summit
CLE for Life, Giving for Life               

8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Drive, Cleveland Ohio 


8:00 a.m. -- Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. -- Welcome & Morning Speaker Christal Jackson
9:30 a.m. -- Philanthropy Matchmaker Breakout Sessions
10:30 a.m. -- JumpStart Inc. Presentation
11:30 a.m. -- Lunch Program
12:15 p.m. -- Keynote and Q&A with Wes Moore
1:30 p.m. -- Summit Concludes

Keynote Speaker Wes Moore 

Wes Moore is the CEO at Robin Hood, an acclaimed author and a social entrepreneur. His books, “The Other Wes Moore” and “The Work,” became New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, capturing the nation’s attention on the fine line between success and failure in our communities.

He was the founder of BridgeEdU, an innovative platform to address the college completion and job placement crisis. He hosts Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Beyond Belief” and PBS’ “American Graduate Day.” He and his work have been featured by USA Today, People MagazineNBC News, NPR, “Meet the Press,” “The Colbert Report,” “The View,” and many others.

Wes grew up in Baltimore and the Bronx. Despite childhood challenges, he graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Valley Forge Military College and Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins. A Rhodes Scholar, he earned a master of letters in international relations from Oxford University. Wes served as a captain and paratrooper with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne, including a combat deployment to Afghanistan. He later served as a White House Fellow to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Morning Speaker Christal Jackson

Nearly seven years ago, Christal M. Jackson founded Head and Heart Philanthropy, a social impact agency focused on improving social, economic and educational outcomes for communities of color. Recently, she was recognized by Essence Magazine for her ability to convene and curate the best and brightest in this sector.

Christal also is the founder of Mosaic Genius, which is focused on building a sustainable ecosystem for wealth-building in communities of color around the world.

Philanthropy Matchmaker

Drawing on the success of the 2016 Philanthropy Tank, Philanthropy Matchmaker requires two nonprofits to join forces, in a creative way, to bolster an existing or new endeavor that furthers their respective missions. Each collaborative team will have an opportunity to present their case for support. After hearing the presentations, Summit attendees will vote for the winner of a $5,000 first-place cash award and tiered cash awards for second- and third-place teams.


Attendees also will have the opportunity to dive deeper into the Philanthropy Makers in their area interest. Options include Arts and Culture, Economic Development, and Education. Attendees will pick their preferred category during online registration.


JumpStart Inc. Presentation

Gain insight on creating a philanthropic movement from individuals and nonprofits who are seeing success from joining together to accomplish a shared mission. JumpStart’s mission is to unlock the full potential of diverse and ambitious entrepreneurs to economically transform communities.

Honorary Chairpersons  

  • Teresa Metcalf Beasley, Partner, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
  • Margot James Copeland, Chair and CEO, KeyBank Foundation
  • Carole Hoover, President and CEO, Hoover Milstein
  • Alex Johnson, Ph.D., President, Cuyahoga Community College
  • Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, MD, Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospital
  • Steven A. Minter, Executive-in-Residence and Fellow, Cleveland State University. Immediate Past President Cleveland Foundation
  • Ronald B. Richard, President and CEO, Cleveland Foundation
  • Vanessa Whiting, President, A.E.S. Management Corp. dba Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Special thanks to Our Lead Sponsors

Dominion East Ohio


University Hospitals


Questions: 216.615.7199



Have questions about 2018 African-American Philanthropy Summit? Contact the organizer

Save This Event

Event Saved

When & Where

6111 Landerhaven Drive
Cleveland, OH 44124

Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

  Add to my calendar
2018 African-American Philanthropy Summit
Things to do in Cleveland, OH Class Other

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.