Black Philanthropy: Equity and Reality
A virtual conversation with Crystal Hayling, Executive Director, The Libra Foundation. Presented in partnership with The Prosperity Foundation, the Connecticut Community Foundation and the Waterbury Black Giving Circle.
Aug 11, 2021 - Aug 11, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Crystal Hayling, Executive Director, The Libra Foundation. Moderated by Leon Bailey Jr., MPA, DMIN, Senior Vice President for Human Resources and Organizational Culture, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Black Philanthropy Month.
Join us for a virtual conversation with Crystal Hayling, Executive Director of The Libra Foundation.
Observed every August, Black Philanthropy Month (BPM) is a global celebration. A new organizing concept frames the BPM campaign each year. The theme for 2021 is “TENacity: Making Equity Real."
About the Speaker
Crystal Hayling (she/her), Executive Director, The Libra Foundation, has brought to The Libra Foundation a fresh vision of philanthropy that rejects business as usual and is responsive to the needs of frontline communities. Along with a team that reflects the diversity of the grantees Libra serves, she has built strong relationships of trust with POC-led organizations working actively across the spectrum of racial and social justice issues.
In September 2020, she joined together a group of 12 foundations to found the Democracy Frontlines Fund, a new aligned giving strategy to meet this moment with $36 million in unrestricted, multi-year support for an exemplary slate of Black-led organizations. She has served on the boards of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, Northern California Grantmakers, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, and Grantmakers in Health.
Hayling is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
About the Moderator
Leon Bailey Jr., MPA, DMIN, Sr. Vice President for Human Resources and Organizational Culture at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, has numerous accomplishments in both the public and private sectors. Read full bio
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The Community Foundation celebrates local giving through a collection of stories that highlight Black Philanthropy in our region. Learn more about the inspiring donors and organizations that demonstrate the power of Black Philanthropy in Greater New Haven. #TCFRecognizesBlackPhilanthropy