Welcome to the Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation

Our mission is to create opportunities for African American professionals by providing scholarship, leadership and career development. ​

Our vision is to be a catalyst that prepares and develops students and professionals, celebrates distinguished leaders, and elevates our community.

Our vision is to be a catalyst that prepares and develops students and professionals, celebrates distinguished leaders, and elevates our community.
Our vision is to be a catalyst that prepares and develops students and professionals, celebrates distinguished leaders, and elevates our community.
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Uniting to Celebrate Excellence:

BPACF 43rd Annual Scholarship & Awards Gala and Black Professional of the Year Salute

Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 6PM

Celebrate Black History Month 2024-Nominate an “Emerging Legend”

Seeking nominations for Black professionals and entrepreneurs aged 25-39 by May 23rd for BPACF’s inaugural forty under 40 cohort. The Forty Under 40 Emerging Legends award honors individuals who exemplify exceptional leadership, innovation, and dedication to positive change. Whether through groundbreaking entrepreneurship, transformative community service, or visionary leadership, these emerging legends are shaping the future landscape of Northeast Ohio and beyond. Nominations are open to the public, and we encourage individuals, organizations, and community leaders to nominate deserving, unsung candidates who embody the spirit of excellence and empowerment. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in their professional endeavors, as well as a strong dedication to uplifting and serving their communities. To nominate a candidate for the Forty Under 40 Emerging Legends 2024 award, please click the button below to complete the online nomination form. Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 29, 2024, to be considered.

Welcome To
Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation

Mission

To create opportunities for African American professionals by providing scholarship, leadership and career development.

Vision

To be a catalyst that prepares and develops emerging professionals, celebrates distinguished leaders and elevates our community.

Heritage & Origin

Created in 1977, the Black Professionals Association (BPA) was an organization dedicated to networking, professional growth and development in Greater Cleveland’s African American community.

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About BPACF

BPACF facilitates a professional development pipeline, as an organization committed to excellence in Northeast Ohio. Our programs and services offer opportunities for success and synergy between students, aspiring professionals and civic leaders to connect with the many businesses, companies and civic institutions that make Northeast Ohio a community.

Scholars

BPACF is committed to the scholars of northeast ohio

BPACF PROGRAMS

The mission of the Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation (BPACF) is to create opportunities for African American professionals by providing scholarship, leadership and career development. Our vision is to be a catalyst that prepares and develops emerging professionals, celebrates distinguished leaders and elevates our community.

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Happy Doners

$100M

Fund raised

20M

Student Scholarship

18,000

Volunteers Worldwide

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