Philanthropy Professionals of Color


The Philanthropy Professionals of Color Network is open to all members in the sector who identify as person of color, inclusive of the many colors and shades that exist for Black, Brown, and Asian Pacific Islander Desi American communities. This network offers a space for restoration and healing, recognizing that for many people of color in the philanthropic sector, there exist specific stressors and burdens. Sessions are designed to celebrate the collective wisdom and cultural practices of network members. This peer group prioritizes conversations and programs focusing on joy, well-being, and community building and meets at least twice each year.

Members of the Philanthropy Professionals of Color Network can engage each other directly by emailing the listserv at

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Network Leadership



Rabera Sharon

Program Lead for Health Justice Organizing & Advocacy

Connecticut Community Foundation

Alexis Bivens

Vice President

Connecticut Council for Philanthropy


For more information or to join the Philanthropy Professionals of Color Network, contact The Council Vice President Alexis Bivens.