Register for the 2024 Annual Harambee Conference!
April 25th-27th, 2024 | Pre-Con April 24th
St. Louis, Missouri
Welcome to ABFE’s Harambee 2024 Conference: Igniting Transformative Change in St. Louis through Philanthropy and Unity!
Join us in the vibrant and historically significant city of St. Louis, Missouri! Our Harambee Conference has a rich history of fostering collaboration, sparking innovation, and nurturing community engagement. This dynamic event will take place from April 25th to the 27th, with pre-conference activities setting the stage on April 24th.
St. Louis, known for its rich cultural heritage, Black history, blues, and barbecue, is the perfect backdrop for this groundbreaking conference.
A Platform for Liberation and Action
Set against significant historical moments, including the Dred Scott case, the 10th anniversary of Michael Brown’s murder, and the Ferguson Uprising, Harambee 2024 arrives in St. Louis as a revitalizing force. It serves as a crucial platform for Black liberation, reflection, celebration, and strategic action in a city facing systemic challenges rooted in racism and the divestment of Black communities. Harambee will honor leaders working towards racial equity, reflecting on a city that has been central to the struggle for civil rights for centuries.
Solidarity and Commitment
Why Harambee 2024 is a Must-Attend Event
– Join the largest gathering of Black professionals in organized philanthropy. Meet experts, leaders, and changemakers who are shaping the future. This conference has been a pivotal event for our community, bringing together individuals, experts, and leaders in philanthropy to address pressing issues and build a brighter future.
– Celebrate the individuals making significant impacts in Philanthropy. Our James Joseph Lecture and Awards Program will spotlight and recognize the leaders who are at the forefront of community development and racial equity. Amidst great vibes, enjoy the celebrations that have earned Harambee its reputation as the “family gathering of Black philanthropy.” Network with like-minded individuals and organizations dedicated to creating positive change.
– Engaging and Empowering Networks
- Umoja Circle: Join Black foundation CEOs in discussions that shape the future of philanthropy.
- Leverage the Trust Track: A platform for Black foundation trustees to expand their knowledge and network.
- Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program: Reunite with fellow CLFP Alumni and welcome the new 2023-24 cohort.
- Past ABFE Awardees: Engage with a growing network of past awardees who have made remarkable contributions.
- The Corporate Community of Practice: Collaborate with corporate philanthropy professionals dedicated to supporting racially equitable practices.
- Network Meet-Ups: Connect with local and regional groups focused on Blacks in Philanthropy.
– Engage in dialogues and actions that reflect on the journey since Ferguson and drive forward the ongoing fight for racial justice and equity. Dive into the essence of our conferences through the video below, showcasing a diverse mix of thought leaders and groundbreaking ideas from last year’s event. Harambee 2024 offers curated sessions influenced by ABFE’s racial equity and anti-Black racism framework, building on the momentum from last year’s conference in Raleigh, NC. The event will kick off with a virtual welcome from St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones and a notable appearance from St. Louis Circuit Attorney Gabriel E. Gore.
Ready to Make a Difference?
Join us in St. Louis for an unforgettable experience of learning, sharing, and community building. Together, we can continue to forge a path towards a more equitable and just future.
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*The views and opinions expressed at Harambee 2024 are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of ABFE: A Partnership for Black Communities.
Founded in 1971, ABFE (formerly the Association of Black Foundation Executives) has evolved from an all-volunteer organization into an influential network advocating for transformative investments in Black communities. ABFE focuses on fostering equality, diversity, and inclusion in the philanthropic sector.
Rooted in the Kenyan tradition of community self-help, Harambee (meaning “all pull together” in Swahili) embodies the spirit of unity, organizing, and pooling resources. ABFE’s Harambee Conference is a testament to these values, striving for effective and responsive philanthropy for Black communities.