The Center on Community Philanthropy at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service will announce the recipients of the 2019 Advancing Equity Award at a reception celebrating the third annual National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, January 22 at noon at Sturgis Hall.
Recipients will be presented with awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to continue their efforts in addressing racial inequities in their communities.
“Support for this award has been overwhelming,” said Dr. Charlotte Williams, Associate Professor and Director of the Clinton School Center on Community Philanthropy. “We’ve seen a swell of funders, educators, community organizations, nonprofit leaders and social justice activists coming forward to engage in this movement toward advancing racial equity.”
The Advancing Equity Award is given to organizations that are using innovative solutions to address racial inequities in their communities and advance progress toward inclusion. Award recipients will be presented with support to continue and enhance their efforts.
“The Advancing Equity Award is another example of the important work Dr. Charlotte Williams and the Center on Community Philanthropy continue to do,” said Clinton School Dean James L. “Skip” Rutherford III.
The National Day of Racial Healing (NDORH) is an opportunity for people, organizations, and communities across the United States to call for racial healing, bring people together in their common humanity, and take collective action to create a more just and equitable world. NDORH is a part of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) effort – a national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism.
Refreshments will be served during this event.
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About the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.
The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Michigan, and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. For more information, visit wkkf.org.
About the Center on Community Philanthropy
Launched in 2007, the Clinton School of Public Service Center on Community Philanthropy was created to focus its teaching, research and policy-making exclusively on the emerging field of community philanthropy, the idea of giving and sharing time, talent, and treasure from within one’s own community. For further information, please visit the Center’s website.