BIPOC Leaders Peer Network

Join this Peer Network Below

At the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP), we believe philanthropy has a specific responsibility to address historical inequities that have sustained and deepened systemic oppression and impeded the prosperity of communities—and we acknowledge that these inequities exist in our sector for leaders of color. The BIPOC Leaders Peer Network is a learning and connection opportunity for leaders and practitioners of color in family philanthropy. Participants will engage in networking and professional development activities to address the challenges and opportunities BIPOC leaders encounter within family philanthropies and family systems.

To ensure the network represents the needs and voices of this community, NCFP will collaborate closely with leaders of color working in family philanthropy. Together, we aspire to create a network that not only acknowledges disparity and inequity but actively works to overcome it, fostering an inclusive and equitable landscape within family philanthropy.

Join the BIPOC Leaders Peer Network
Chaired by:

Audrey Jacobs, Founder & Principal, Sarafina Group

Dr. LaTonya Penny, Chief Executive Officer, Laughing Gull Foundation

Questions? Email Director of Programs Cassie Bean at

See a list of past and upcoming conversations of this network.

This peer network is available to staff members or trustees of a family philanthropy, or consultants working within the area of family philanthropy. Please note that staff of community foundations, philanthropy-serving organizations, and nonprofits are not permitted to attend.