Celebration of 2023 Black Philanthropy Month

Bridging Resources Fête

Data News Staff Edited Report

In celebration of 2023 Black Philanthropy Month, Community Partners will hold the Bridging Resources Fête at Rhorer Plaza in Baton Rouge, LA on Saturday, August 5, 2023, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Rhorer Plaza is located at 200 Saint Louis Street, behind the City Hall Building.

August was chosen as the designated month for Black Philanthropy Month to coincide with the commemoration of several important events and milestones in Black history, including the March on Washington. Black Philanthropy Month serves as a platform to encourage and inspire individuals, regardless of their racial background, to engage in philanthropic endeavors that support Black-led initiatives and organizations.

Bridging Resources Fête is an awareness event and will focus on providing community resources to families. Community-based, grassroots, Black-led nonprofits will exhibit and provide information on their programs and/or services to families of East Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area, comprising 10 Parishes.

In addition to food vendors, entertainment will be featured and artists, including songbird Nancy Armstrong, Henry and Kierra Harris, and Maestro Billy Overton, will perform on the Galvez Stage. Family-friendly entertainment will be in Repentance Park and will include ” BREC [Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge] on the Geaux,” health screenings, face painting, school supply give-away, and other activities for children.

A percentage of Bridging Resources Fête’s sponsorship proceeds will be distributed to community-based and grassroots nonprofits on Sunday, August 27, 2023, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at the Jones Creek Regional Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70816. Organizations that exhibit or provide volunteers will be eligible to receive a contribution on August 27, 2023.

Community-based and grassroots nonprofits are defined by their relationship with community residents, who serve on boards and are employed in leadership positions; location of offices in community centers or marginalized areas; identification by staff of core services and programs that address priorities or needs; development of programs and services’ strategies by staff, who are closest to needs and understand residents’ challenges; and program design, implementation, and evaluation are inclusive of residents’ feedback.
Community Partners’ mission is: Initiate and implement effective strategies that promote philanthropy in Communities of African American Descent.

To learn more about Community Partners’ mission and its programming, visit: https://community-partners.org, or to learn more about the Bridging Resources Fête, please visit: http://community-partners.org/bridging-resources-fete.

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