So This Happened


Grateful for the recognition and honor of earning the 2020 TRAILBLAZER AWARD from ABFE, the national network of Black executives and professionals in philanthropy.

“This is an amazing slate of awardees! They have provided unwavering philanthropic support for Black communities and exemplify the reasons these awards were created. As the world is fighting COVID-19 and seeing, first-hand, how racial inequities have multiplied the impact of the virus on our communities, we need people and institutions, like these, now more than ever. This is the type of important work that shines, even in the midst of so much uncertainty.”

— Susan Taylor Batten, ABFE President and CEO

In addition to being a part of this year’s cohort of award recipients, I’m thrilled to join past ABFE Trailblazers, including my friend and fellow Black Philanthropy Month co-architect, Tracey Webb.

  • 2013 Trailblazer | John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman, CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Ariel Investments
  • 2014 Trailblazer | Tracey Webb, Founder, BLACKGIVESBACK.COM and The Black Benefactors
  • 2015 Trailblazer | Thurman White, President & CEO, Progress Investment Management Company, LLC
  • 2016 Trailblazer | Kenneth Holley, CFA, Principal, Portfolio Manager, CIO, Herndon Capital Management

Learn more about 2020 award recipients here.

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