Central Carolina Community Foundation’s African American Philanthropy Committee (AAPC) convened for the first time in March 2019. The committee promotes, increases and supports Black philanthropy throughout the Midlands.

Committee Members: Felecia Rhue Howard (Chair)Rachel Bourke, Anita Garrett, Pastor Carey Grady, Lauren Greene, Jackie Griffin, Pat Hudson, Charles Marshall, David Pendergrass, Kara Simmons, Meredith Talford, Ashley Thomas and Dr. Nancy Tolson.


AAPC’s purpose is twofold:

  1. To redefine the philanthropic narrative in our community through education efforts focused on educating donors of all races on ways to invest in the Black community.
  2. To impact the sustainability and growth of black-led and black-serving nonprofits in our community by serving as a resource hub for black-led and black-serving nonprofit organizations.

Black Philanthropy Month

August is Black Philanthropy Month! Each year we partner with local organizations to celebrate all month long through events and stories.

Founded in 2011 by Dr. Jackie Copeland-Carson and Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network, the initiative encompasses self-organized events, community dialogue, and charitable giving across the nation.