Give Black, Give Back, an initiative of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, will celebrate Black Philanthropy Month in August.

Interviews with next-generation philanthropists, business and nonprofit executives, Fisk Jubilee Singers Director Dr. Paul Kwami, and influential journalists and historians are on tap throughout the month.

Interviews will be available for viewing beginning Monday, Aug. 2 at, with scheduled live interviews available on CFMT’s Facebook page.

The Give Black, Give Back initiative was launched following CFMT’s inaugural celebration of Black Philanthropy Month in 2019. Black Philanthropy Month has been recognized globally since 2011 upon its creation by Jackie Bouvier Copeland, a San Francisco Bay-area social and environmental justice activist.

Black Philanthropy Month 2021 2021 Event Schedule

Thursday, Aug. 5: Nashville Historian David Ewing (Facebook Live).

Monday, Aug. 9: Interview with Dwight Lewis, author and former award-winning reporter, columnist and editorial page editor with The Tennessean.

Thursday, Aug. 12: Black Philanthropy Month’s global architect Valaida Fullwood (Facebook Live).

Friday, Aug. 13: Give Black, Give Back Day as proclaimed by Nashville Mayor John Cooper.

Friday, Aug. 13: Inaugural Give Black, Give Back Changemakers grants presented to four Nashville-based Historic Black Colleges and Universities.

Monday, Aug. 16: Interview with Dr. Paul Kwami, Musical Director and Curb-Beaman Chair of the Fisk Jubilee Singers.

Thursday, Aug. 19: Honoring Self-Care with The Healing Trust’s Jennifer Oldham and TRILUNA Wellness Co-CEO Ashley Brooke James (Facebook Live).

Monday, Aug. 23: Interview with Next Generation Philanthropists Courtney and Ever Grey Hale, founders of Super Money Kids by knowledgeBANK.

Thursday, Aug. 26. Give Black, Give Back Meet ’n Greet at Hartman Park, 4-7 pm.

Monday, Aug. 30: Give Black, Give Back: Black Philanthropy Month Wrap-Up.

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