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Cin2011 sankofa

  1. 1. 2011 Community Investment Network Leadership Summit St. Helena Island, South Carolina 9/30/2011
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  3. 3. <ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>To inspire, educate and unite a community of givers to make contributions that transform African American communities in Southwestern Pennsylvania. </li></ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>SW PA is home to an empowered African American community recognized nationally for its high quality of life and the strategic giving of its philanthropic community. </li></ul>9/30/2011
  4. 4. <ul><li>Theory of Change </li></ul><ul><li>In order for positive and radical change to take place in the African American community, it must continue to strengthen its efforts to be self-determining. To this end, The Sankofa Fund of SW PA circle of givers believes that it must provide support to organizations developing and implementing innovative solutions to the challenges of our community. As self-determination is a key value of our work, we place a particular emphasis on those efforts that seek to build and strengthen the institutions constructed and led by the African American community. </li></ul>9/30/2011
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  6. 6. <ul><li>Our founders are a diverse group : </li></ul><ul><li>They ranged in age from the 30 something to the 60 something </li></ul><ul><li>There were 12 women and 7 men </li></ul><ul><li>They worked in for-profit & nonprofit and some are retired </li></ul><ul><li>They had different income levels </li></ul><ul><li>The common denominator </li></ul><ul><li>They all want to “give back” </li></ul>9/30/2011
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  8. 8. <ul><li>Hindsight Consulting, Inc </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidance with the Giving Circle Journey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Valuable resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support and encouragement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Development Support Grant </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community Investment Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides member opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>R K Mellon Foundation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grant Support </li></ul></ul>9/30/2011
  9. 9. In the next five to ten years, we would like to see the circle viewed as a leader in identifying key issues in the community and having the ability to provide financial support that has a major impact on the issues. We would also expect the circle to have the power to leverage other funds from foundations, organizations, and individuals to address the issues it views as critical. We would expect that at the end of ten years, the circle would have endowment funds of at least $250,000. We would also begin continuity planning for the circle within the first five years.   We also hope that circle members will have provided guidance to others interested in forming their own giving circles. POISE and PACE have also commissioned research to document and celebrate collective giving in the African American community in Pittsburgh. 9/30/2011
  10. 10. <ul><li>Membership Process </li></ul><ul><li>There are two ways an individual can join the </li></ul><ul><li>Sankofa Giving Circle; </li></ul><ul><li>1) Individuals could be asked to join the giving circle by a Sankofa member. </li></ul><ul><li>2) A person with knowledge of the Sankofa Giving Circle could ask to join. </li></ul>9/30/2011
  11. 11. <ul><li>Membership Criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Service Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Believes in Sankofa Giving Circles Mission and Vision </li></ul></ul>9/30/2011
  12. 12. <ul><li>Kingsley Association works diligently to provide comprehensive, culturally, relevant, educational recreational , and social programming for the community. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>9/30/2011
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  15. 15. <ul><li>Ron Lawrence </li></ul><ul><li>Lucille Dabney </li></ul><ul><li>Connie Dunn </li></ul><ul><li>Tina Crisp </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Lewis </li></ul><ul><li>Janice Parks </li></ul><ul><li>Kevin Jenkins </li></ul><ul><li>Sheeree Buchanan </li></ul><ul><li>Darcel Madkins </li></ul>9/30/2011
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  17. 17. <ul><li>Endowment refers to the innate capacities of an individual group, or institution. </li></ul><ul><li>Sankofa’s Endowment - $ 24, 505.96 </li></ul>9/30/2011
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  20. 20. <ul><ul><li>Mark Lewis – [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lucille Dabney – [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Darcel Madkins - [email_address] </li></ul></ul>9/30/2011
  21. 21. Thank you!