Why Color-Blind Philanthropy Leads to More Blind Spots

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
Via Zoom
Category: Learning Together

The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA) Committee of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Lowcountry Chapter, in conjunction with Together SC, is hosting a meeting of the minds to continue the discussion of last year’s webinar- Why Color-Blind Philanthropy Creates More Blind Spots. The panel discussion will encourage a candid dialogue about the blind spots that exist in fundraising and what has changed since last year. In addition, the conversation will unpack the required steps needed to navigate a new and improved path forward. Panelists will share their varied experiences as a donor, board member, and as innovators within small grass-roots nonprofit organizations.

Participants will gain a new perspective for fundraising that promotes inclusion and diversity while recognizing the gaps that currently exist in fundraising.



Quinetha Frasier, Funding Strategist and Deal Maker for Good


Herbert L. Drayton, III

Founder & CEO, Vertical Holdings

Chair, Coastal Community Foundation

AJ Davis

CSC Strategist

AFP Lowcountry Chapter IDEA Fellow

Attendees (15)

Amanda Richardson

VP for Resource Development

United Way of the Piedmont

Benjamin Bullock

Vice President & COO

Together SC

Brett Wadford

Director of Development

Center for Heirs' Property Preservation

Brooke Robertson

Graphic Designer | Developer

Neue South Collective

Debbie Nelson

Chief Learning Officer

Together SC

Heather Witt

Vice President of Community Impact

United Way of the Piedmont

Joyce Nesmith

Executive Director

Beyond Our Walls at BOWs Meeting Place


Director of Development & Marketing


Kayla Huff

Volunteer Coordinator

Charleston Parks Conservancy

Kendra Snipe

YWCA Greater Charleston

Paige Stephenson

President & CEO

United Way of the Piedmont

Ryann McCall

Donor Engagement Associate

United Way of the Piedmont

3 Other Registered Attendees

For More Information:

Debbie Nelson

Debbie Nelson

Chief Learning Officer, Together SC