Sponsors and Supporters
We are grateful for the generosity of those individuals, families and organizations who support our endowment.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has generously supported the work of the Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative over the years. Currently, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation is providing support through its Catalyzing Community Giving Program.
Legacy Access Donors
• BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York (HealthNow Healthy Living Fund)
• Charles Balbach
• Ruth Matthews
Close Up Washington, D.C.
Success Looks Like Me
GM Tonawanda Engine Plant
Chairperson: Bonita R. Durand, Ph.D.
Vice Chairperson: Derrick Parson
Secretary: Ruth Bryant
Treasurer: Owen Herne
Donald K. Boswell*
Danis J. Gehl, Ph.D.
Leah M. Halton-Pope
Kawanza A. Humphrey
Tracy P. Johnson, Ph.D.
Oswaldo Mestre Jr.
Alphonso O’Neil-White, Esq.*
Jennifer J. Parker, J.D.*
Hon. Hugh Scott
“If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, I can achieve it…So I’m here to tell you what you can do.”
– Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Success Looks Like Me® Launch 2012.
In March 2016, The Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI) launched The Young Philanthropists (TYPs) for high school students. TYPs participate in a program designed to spark their curiosity about grantmaking, community impact and philanthropy. After hearing from community leaders and philanthropists in the community, TYPs have the opportunity to award two $1,500 grants to worthwhile community organizations.
Below are some videos from our Success Looks Like Me® Role Model Project over the years. Click to watch them and to learn more about the good we do together.
The Emerging Philanthropists of Color (EPC) initiative is a unique giving circle of the Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative (CGLI). It offers access to people, places and experiences for entrepreneurial individuals of color who are enthusiastic about collective giving. As a result, joining EPC is a life-changing experience.
An EPC membership provides members with the rare opportunity of being both mentor and protégé. Members have special access to civic leaders and philanthropists of color on the CGLI Council for mentoring, networking and inspiration. In addition, members have numerous opportunities to share their experiences with the youth who participate in CGLI activities.
- Quarterly Networking
- Social gatherings with people of color
- Opportunity to “Pay it Forward” to the next generation
- Participation in the Community Foundation’s 21st Century Fund
- Collective giving (mini grants)
- Personal and professional development
Membership is $300 per year. That fee is divided up and $100 goes towards the CGLI Endowment Fund and the remaining $200 is pooled with your colleagues’ funds to create a giving circle. Click here for membership information.
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Learn More About EPC Grant Here
Sponsored by the Communities of Giving Legacy, the Close Up Washington, D.C. Experience is an annual eight-month journey into civic education, culminating in a trip to Washington, D.C. in late June. It provides students with opportunities to engage with fellow high school peers from around the country and the world. They also learn about our government and democracy during the week-long civic engagement trip.
Participants in this program commit to eight months of social change. The highlight of the program is learning in the classroom. The classroom in this case is the foundation of democracy; our nation’s capital. Our youth will visit everything from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to the Smithsonian Museums — and much more, all while interacting with peers.
Experiences like this are possible thanks to the generous support from the community. If you would like to sponsor a student, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.