Engage with the Black Professional Association Charitable Foundation

Engage with BPACF

Our Mission: To create opportunities for African American professionals by providing scholarship, leadership and career development.  Our Vision) To be a catalyst that prepares and develops emerging professionals, celebrates distinguished leaders and elevates our community. 

Our Values: 

1) Professionalism: We believe in upholding a high standard of professionalism.
2) Leadership: We support the development of professionals into leaders.
3) Career Development: We create unique experiences for career development.
4) Innovation: We encourage innovation at every stage of a career trajectory.
5) Civic Engagement: We inspire civic engagement as a catalyst to professional development


BPACF events and programs attract audiences filled with hundreds of Northeast Ohio’s top corporate executives, small to mid-size business owners, community leaders and engaged young professionals. These individuals are generally in positions of influence and leadership within their respective companies or fields of endeavor.

BPACF provides scholarship support, professional development and internship opportunities to young scholars from Northeast Ohio. By partnering with the foundation, your company will be recognized as a responsible corporate or community citizen, committed to the development of our region’s future leaders.


  • Become a BPACF Member and Network with the Best and Brightest in Our Region.

    How to Become a Member of BPACF: 

    • Create a profile on our site here. http://www.bpacf.org/Home/Registration
    • Process your membership payment here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bpacf-membership-tickets-23051152618
    • Join a BPACF Committee and attend the next meeting. Review the committee listings here. http://www.bpacf.org/Engage/Volunteer 

    What are the Benefits of Membership: 

    • Apparel Package: Black History 365 T-Shirt, coffee mug and lapel pin. ($35 value) 
    • Complimentary admission to all ENGAGE Series seminars and Nights Out networking events. ($50 value) 
    • Complimentary ticket to the Lifetime Achievers Luncheon & Trendsetter Honors ($80 value) 
    • Half-off gala tickets ($75 savings) 
    • VIP status at the Annual Scholarship & Awards Gala with your paid ticket ($300 ticket level, for the price of $75)

      What happens next: 
    • BPACF staff will process your membership information and prepare your apparel bundle for shipment.
    • You will receive weekly emails with upcoming events, programs and services. All non-gala events are at no charge, but advance reservations are required. Our events do sell out, so please RSVP at your earliest convenience. Membership status does not automatically guarantee a reservation. 
    • When you are interested in attending an upcoming event, send an email to RSVP@bpacf.org with your name, phone number and email as it appears in your membership profile. Include the event name and date in your email.
    • Make your committee selection and contact the committee chair to confirm your attendance at the next committee meeting.



    Professional development does not solely happen in the classroom or in a boardroom. Professional and personal development often occur when groups of individuals commit to a common cause for the greater good of a community. By volunteering with BPACF, you will not only enhance the professional development of our program participants; you will gain valuable experience and expand your network of professional mentors, mentees and friends. Become a BPACF volunteer today!



    BPACF works with vendors that have a reputation for delivering quality service at a reasonable price. Check out our open vendor RFPs for opportunities to work with the foundation and enhance our ability to serve with a commitment to excellence!


    Here’s How to ENGAGE with BPACF
    Remembering Tanya Allmond, BPACF Co-Founder 6 May 2019

    Remembering Tanya Allmond, BPACF Co-Founder

    BPACF Co-Founder Tanya Allmond a visionary leader in Greater Cleveland. 

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    Contact Us


    Address : 2930 Prospect Avenue East,  Cleveland, OH 44115
    Phone : 216-229-7110
    Fax : 216-229-7120
    Email : Info@bpacf.org