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Harambee 2024: Lest We Forget | ABFE Annual Conference

Hosting Organization: 
ABFE: A Partnership for Black Communities
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 9:00am to Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 5:00pm EDT
St. Louis, MO
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The ABFE village is collaborating with local, national and global leaders to converge in St. Louis, MO, April 25-27, 2024 (pre-conference activities begin April 24th).

ABFE's Harambee convening is the largest convening of Black professionals in organized philanthropy. ABFE will host several networked groups across its membership for key convenings during our time in St. Louis. They include: 

  • Umoja Circle – Black Foundation CEO Network – Started in 2020, virtually, the convening of Black foundation presidents gave rise to ABFE’s Call to Action, “We Must be in it for The Long Haul”. We hope to have a record number  of CEO’s join us for this gathering. 
  • Leverage the Trust Track – We invite Black foundation trustees to continue building a learning network on the heels of our 2023 trustee retreat. 
  • Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program – We invite the almost 200 CLFP Alum to join us and celebrate one another and meet our 2023-24 cohort at a very special annual reception. 
  • Past ABFE Awardees – There is always room in the village to welcome our growing network of recipients of James A. Joseph Lecturers, Emerging Leaders, Trailblazer and Institutional award winners. 
  • The Corporate Community of Practce  – We welcome corporate philanthropy and giving professionals who are committed to supporting more racially equitable practices, particularly in support of Black communities. 
  • Network Meet-ups (funders collaboratives and regional Blacks in Philanthropy (BIP) grounds – We will reserve space for Local networks to meet. 
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