We've come a long way. But our progress should not conceal the enormous inequality that remains.

That's why Uplifting Change exists. Join us.

 

 

Uplifting Change is Liberty Hill's initiative to connect local donor-activists and help them leverage community assets to strengthen Black Los Angeles through philanthropic investment in grassroots community organizing.

Uplifting Change is anchored by an annual luncheon held in February. The 2014 Uplifting Change luncheon was held on Thursday, February 27, 2014. For information about future Uplifting Change salons and events please contact Blanch Ross at (323) 556-7203 or BRoss@LibertyHill.org. 

The Uplifting Change luncheon is an invitation-only event for people seeking to increase the strategic impact of their giving to organizations working to uplift change and advance social justice in Black communities. if you'd like to be kept apprised of social justice issues in Los Angeles,register for our monthly updates.

At the Uplifting Change luncheon participants:

  1. Connect with an intimate group of donor-activists committed to advancing social justice and building a movement of African American philanthropy.
  2. Learn practical tools to leverage your giving to build stronger organizations and develop new leaders in the community.
  3. Hear from noted researchers about trends in African American philanthropy.
  4. Be inspired to move from blueprint to action.

Since launching in February 2010, Liberty Hill's Uplifting Change has inspired hundreds of people at its annual luncheon which convenes African American donor-activists interested in investing in new solutions, strong leaders and effective organizations.

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Liberty Hill’s staff and Board of Directors gratefully acknowledge the following 2014 Uplifting Change Luncheon Sponsors

African American Board Leadership Institute
Kafi D. Blumenfield
Brotherhood Crusade
California Community Foundation
Chris Dean and Rose Veniegas
Ange-Marie Hancock
Jalal Hazzard
Nike Irvin
Joanna S. Jackson
Fran Jemmott
Vincent Jones
Paula and Barry Litt
Alicia Procello Maddox
Senator Holly J. Mitchell, 26th Senate District
Norma Mtume, MA
Latonya Slack
The Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, Los Angeles County, Second District
United Way
Stasia and Michael Washington
Amelia Williamson
Michelynn Woodard

2014 Uplifting Change Host Committee

Kafi D. Blumenfield
Charisse Bremond Weaver
Ange-Marie Hancock
Jalal Hazzard
Nike Irvin
Joanna S. Jackson
Fran Jemmott
Nicole J. Jones
Vincent Jones
Paula and Barry Litt
Honorable Holly J. Mitchell
Norma Mtume, MA
Alicia Procello Maddox
Latonya Slack
Ryan J. Smith
Stasia and Michael Washington
Amelia Williamson