Connecting Philanthropy and Community 2021

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“Connecting Philanthropy and Community” is CAAIP’s signature event and will recognize two leaders in the local philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, whose work exemplifies a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the black community.

We are honored to have as our keynote speaker Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter and creator of the landmark 1619 Project.

Submit a Nomination

CAAIP awards highlight exemplary work in fostering meaningful connections between the local philanthropic sector and the diverse communities it serves.
  • The Champion of Diversity award spotlights a model of leadership and action by a professional in the local philanthropic sector.
  • The Champion of Social Justice highlights a special commitment to racial/ethnic equity and improved outcomes for the African American community by a nonprofit professional.
Nominations are due by January 31, 2021. View award eligibility and criteria.

Join Us as a Sponsor

Our event offers foundations, corporate entities, and businesses significant opportunities to promote dialogue between philanthropic and nonprofit organizations, advance our collective understanding of pressing issues for the African American community, and advance racial equity.

A variety of sponsorships are available at all levels, with flexible packages tailored to individual sponsor requirements. 

Register for CPC

Join us virtually on February 26, 2021 at 5:30pm for a stimulating dialogue on facing adversity in leadership with Nikole Hannah-Jones and opportunity to pay tribute to today’s leaders.

We are proud to recognize leaders in the local philanthropic and nonprofit sectors who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion on behalf of the Black community.

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Keynote Speaker

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nikole Hannah-Jones is a domestic correspondent for The New York Times Magazine focusing on racial injustice. In 2020, she won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary for her essay in The 1619 Project, which traces the central role black Americans have played in the nation, including its vast material success and democracy itself.

Nikole has written on federal failures to enforce the Fair Housing Act, the resegregation of American schools, and policing in America. Her extensive reporting in both print and radio on the ways segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy has earned the National Magazine Award, a Peabody and a Polk Award.

Ms. Hannah-Jones earned her bachelor’s in history and African-American studies from the University of Notre Dame and her master’s in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, housed at UNC Chapel Hill.

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