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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

Uniting to Celebrate Excellence:

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

We are thrilled to announce sponsorship opportunities for our highly anticipated 2023 Scholarship and Awards Gala & Black Professional of the Year Salute to Ariane B. Kirkpatrick, President & CEO of The AKA Team/Harvest of OH/The Jabali Development Group. This event is dedicated to honoring the achievements of black professionals and scholars and providing financial support for our student scholarships and programming.

By sponsoring our event, you will not only be investing in the futures of our 38 scholarship recipients. You will also be aligning your brand with a cause that promotes diversity, equity and excellence. Our sponsorship packages offer a range of benefits, including prominent placement of your logo and brand recognition for this signature event.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference and connect with our community of scholars, professionals, and supporters of our BPACF Scholars and Career Connect Interns.

Click on the button to review opportunities for you to engage. Become a part of this exciting event.

Act now as this event sells out fast! Download, complete and return your 2023 Commitment Form to Laurie Murphy, Executive Director at laurie.murphy@bpacf.org to reserve your sponsorship , place an ad or make a donation. Payment and artwork due by October 1, 2023. 

Become A Sponsor

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 expertise.

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.

Volunteering With BPACF

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!

Doing Business With Bpacf

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!