Nicole Martinez

Celebrating Black Philanthropy Month with Kat Bloomfield

As August draws to a close, we wanted to save our last Black Philanthropy Month spotlight for Kat Bloomfield, the founder and CEO of Arts Business Collaborative. As an artist, entrepreneur, and leader, Kat's work is heavily inspired by her personal and professional experience in the philanthropic world.

Nicole Martinez

Celebrating Black Philanthropy Month with Ravon Ruffin!

Ravon Ruffin is the Co-Founder and Community Manager of Brown Art Ink, a nomadic community incubator that supports the arts ecosystem for artists, cultural practitioners, and communities of color. As Community Manager, Ravon leads BAI's efforts in creating deep relationships with artists and local communities locally (before the COVID-19 pandemic) and online.

Nicole Martinez

Celebrating Black Philanthropy with Maryse Pearce

We’re joined by Maryse Pearce, activist, philanthropist, and Program Manager at the Stonewall Foundation. During her time in graduate school, Maryse held fellowships at Unbound Philanthropy, a foundation that supports immigrants and refugees in the US and UK. She also joined the Stonewall team in 2019 with nearly a decade of experience in LGBTQ+ advocacy and organizing.

Nicole Martinez

Celebrating Black Philanthropy Month with George Suttles

As we enter the third week of August, we also want to take a moment to highlight prominent Black philanthropists, investors, and activists from a variety of organizations in the philanthropic sector. We spoke with George Suttles, the Director of Research at the Commonfund Institute. In his role as Director of Research, George supports Commonfund’s educational, market research, and professional development activities. He also serves as a member of the Commonfund Diversity and Inclusion Office. Throughout his career, George has supported the philanthropic activities of leading nonprofits with a focus on healthcare and related missions. 

Nicole Martinez

Celebrating Black Philanthropy Month with Jordyn Jay

Today, we are joined by Jordyn Jay, artist, arts advocate, project coordinator, and founder of the Black Trans Femmes in the Arts (BTFA) collective, a group dedicated to connecting Black trans women and non-binary femmes in the arts to build empowerment and community.