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Practicing What We Preach: Centering Black Leadership in Philanthropy

This event was held on October 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

ECFC Virtual Workshop @ Grantmakers for Education Annual Conference

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Despite an increasing awareness that racial equity requires equitable funding of Black decision makers and communities, research from  Echoing Green and the Bridgespan Group and the Schott Foundation for Public Education show persistent under-funding of groups led by people of color  and a lack of investment in racial justice by education funders.    The Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation, commissioned a report to hear more about how these dynamics affect Black leaders within the early childhood sector.   In this virtual session as part of the GFE Annual Conference, you’ll hear about the findings, hear directly from Black leaders about their experiences with racial disparities in philanthropic funding in education, and participate in discussions on how these findings can be applied to improve equity in your philanthropic practices.

Moderator: Sara Slaughter, Executive Director, W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation


  • Sherri Killins Stewart, BUILD Initiave; and ECFC Consultant
  • Dara Munson, President & CEO, Family Focus
  • Carla Bryant, Executive Director, Center for District Innovation and Leadership for Early Education
  • Georgia Goldburn, Director and Owner, Hope Child Development Center


GFE conference registration was required to watch Session Recordings. 

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