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Committed corporate and foundation partners, as well as individual donors, amplify the mission of the Center through philanthropic investments.

THEIR GENEROUS FINANCIAL SUPPORT makes a measurable impact in our collective effort to close the racial wealth gap and uplift underserved communities. Learn more about our partners’ commitments to economic empowerment and equality.

How You Can Invest

  • Lead Funding Sponsors  /  $5m

    Only two of four opportunities still available

    The College has four Lead Funding Sponsorship opportunities available, with a ten-year naming right. Investment amounts are assumed to be paid over a five-year pledge cycle. Associate your organization’s brand, and customize the benefits, to one of the following pillars, and receive all of the additional benefits of the Founders Circle:

    • Financial Education Programs for Black Women
    • Recruiting and Training for Black Advisors (Naming rights not available)
    • Black Executive Leadership Program (Naming rights pending)
    • Collective Impact for Black America
  • Founders Circle  /  $1m

    The Center’s Four Steps Forward pillars are built on the strong philanthropic support of our Founders Circle members. A five-year naming right as a Center sponsor and the following member benefits, and more, are provided:

    • Join the Four Steps Forward Council
    • Inform the Center agenda through thought leadership 
    • Opportunity for your firm to participate in data collection and research to benchmark progress compared to your peers
    • Access business-essential Center research and the perspectives of College faculty and  subject matter experts 
    • Participate in an exclusive annual Founders Forum and Leadership Retreat, and exclusive sponsor-only events
    • Reap benefits of elevated, cause-related branding related to our initiatives 
    • Celebrate milestone achievements
  • Leadership Circle  /  $500k

    A five-year naming right as a Center sponsor and the following member benefits are provided:

    • Opportunity for your firm to participate in data collection and research to benchmark progress compared to your peers
    • Access business-essential Center research and the perspectives of College faculty and  subject matter experts 
    • Participate in exclusive sponsor-only events 
    • Reap benefits of elevated, cause-related branding related to our initiatives 
    • Celebrate milestone achievements  
  • Partnership Circle  /  $250k

    A five-year naming right as a Center sponsor and the following member benefits are provided:

    • Recognized as a supporter and thought leader
    • Participate in exclusive sponsor-only events 
    • Reap benefits of elevated, cause-related branding related to our initiatives 
    • Celebrate milestone achievements
  • Supporters  /  $100k

    A five-year naming right as a Center sponsor and the following member benefits are provided:

    • Recognized as a supporter
    • Participate in exclusive sponsor-only events 
    • Celebrate milestone achievements 
  • Friends
    • Participate in a community of benefactors when you support the Center at any level.

THE COLLEGE INVITES philanthropic investments at any level, but seeks early stage commitments that will fast track the Center’s work.

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$5m

Lead Funding Sponsors

Only two of four opportunities still available

The College has four Lead Funding Sponsorship opportunities available, with a ten-year naming right. Investment amounts are assumed to be paid over a five-year pledge cycle. Associate your organization’s brand, and customize the benefits, to one of the following pillars, and receive all of the additional benefits of the Founders Circle:

  • Financial Education Programs for Black Women
  • Recruiting and Training for Black Advisors (Naming rights not available)
  • Black Executive Leadership Program (Naming rights pending)
  • Collective Impact for Black America
$1m

Founders Circle

The Center’s Four Steps Forward pillars are built on the strong philanthropic support of our Founders Circle members. A five-year naming right as a Center sponsor and the following member benefits, and more, are provided:

  • Join the Four Steps Forward Council
  • Inform the Center agenda through thought leadership 
  • Opportunity for your firm to participate in data collection and research to benchmark progress compared to your peers
  • Access business-essential Center research and the perspectives of College faculty and  subject matter experts 
  • Participate in an exclusive annual Founders Forum and Leadership Retreat, and exclusive sponsor-only events
  • Reap benefits of elevated, cause-related branding related to our initiatives 
  • Celebrate milestone achievements
$500k

Leadership Circle

A five-year naming right as a Center sponsor and the following member benefits are provided:

  • Opportunity for your firm to participate in data collection and research to benchmark progress compared to your peers
  • Access business-essential Center research and the perspectives of College faculty and  subject matter experts 
  • Participate in exclusive sponsor-only events 
  • Reap benefits of elevated, cause-related branding related to our initiatives 
  • Celebrate milestone achievements  
$250k

Partnership Circle

A five-year naming right as a Center sponsor and the following member benefits are provided:

  • Recognized as a supporter and thought leader
  • Participate in exclusive sponsor-only events 
  • Reap benefits of elevated, cause-related branding related to our initiatives 
  • Celebrate milestone achievements
$100k

Supporters

A five-year naming right as a Center sponsor and the following member benefits are provided:

  • Recognized as a supporter
  • Participate in exclusive sponsor-only events 
  • Celebrate milestone achievements 

Friends

  • Participate in a community of benefactors when you support the Center at any level.

Thank You Donors and Sponsors

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

Lorraine and J. Scott Davison, ChFC®, CLU®

Thomas Covey Armington, MSM
Scott L. Berlin, FSA
Christopher O. Blunt, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP® 
George I. Connolly, JD, CLU®, ChFC® 
Susan M. Cooper, MSM, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®, CAP®, RICP® 
George Alan Crawford, RICP® 
Michael C. Davidson, MSM, CLU®, CAP® 
Cornelius Davis, ChFC® 
Edward G. Deutschlander, CLU®, CLF® 
Deborah J. Eskridge Glenn, MSM 
Saul F. Feingold, MSFS, CLU®, ChFC® 
Hilary Fiorella 
Timothy C. Flanagan Jr., CLU®, ChFC®, ChSNC® 
Matt Foran 
R. David Fritz, Jr., CLU® 
Timothy J. Gerend, JD 

Steve Grourke, CAP®, CFRE 
Gwen Hall, PhD
Randall H. Harbert, CLU® 
Nicole S. Harding, bCRE 
Salene Hitchcock-Gear, JD 
John M. Howard 
Michael V. James 
Rodger K. Johnson, MSFS, ChFC®, CLU®, CFP®, CAP®
Fred H. Jonske, FSA 
Leyla A. Lesina, ChFC®, CLU®
Nicole Magnusson 
Darlene McCord-Ochoa, MSM 
Edward M. McEvoy, MSM 
James J. Meehan, MSM 
Robert A. Miller 
Blake Mohr, CPA 

Mark Montgomery​, CFA®, CPA 
Laurie P. Morrow 
George and CJ Nichols 
Knut A. Olson, CLU®
Cathy Pareto 
Shavon Roman 
Michael "Mickey" Rosenzweig, CLU®, ChFC® 
Todd M. Schoon, JD, CLU®, ChFC®
Frederick J. Sievert 
Travis R. Smith, RHU®, REBC®
David Stoeffel, CLU®, ChFC®
Westley V. Thompson, CLU®
Lynn C. Wallace 
Dien Yuen, JD/LLM, CAP®, AEP®    
Capitas Financial, Inc. 
Cetera Financial Specialists 

Learn How to Get Involved

Steve Grourke

Steve Grourke

Senior Vice President, Advancement and Alumni Relations

Support the Center

Funding partners are encouraged to develop long-term, multi-year relationships with the Center, including ongoing financial investments and engagement. Investment amounts are assumed to be made over a five-year pledge cycle and can be customized to meet the funding schedules of our donors and partners. To discuss how you can make a corporate, foundation, or personal gift to the Center, please contact Steve Grourke, CFRE.

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