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Building Black Wealth With HBCU’s In Mind

Tiffany Thompson May 29, 2021

Forbes called 2020 “The Year of the HBCU” and as the United States continues its journey to true racial equity – this panel discussion engages social innovators who are HBCU graduates, centering their HBCU experience, and leading organizations and movements to build and expand Black wealth and support the advancement of all Black Americans. The short-term economic impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) is $15 billion – rivaling corporations such as Bank of America in its more than 177,000 employees. For Black Americans, HBCUs produce 40% of all STEM degrees, 60% of all engineering degrees, 50% of all Black teachers and 40% of Black health professionals. In addition, 70% of Black dentists and physicians all earned degrees at HBCUs. As such, this panel will address the importance of HBCU’s and the talent the social innovation field is leaving behind by not partnering or supporting talent from these institutions



Meta Themes

  • Equity & Inclusion


HBCU’s, proximate leadership, wealth gap.

Purpose and Desired Outcome



  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Asset Managers

  • Service Providers

  • Government


  • NameBrennan DuBose
  • TitleManager, Global Fellow Engagement
  • OrganizationEchoing Green
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameAteirra Griffin
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationBOND
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameDerrick Pearson
  • TitleCo-Founder
  • Organization Code Fever Miami
  • StatusConfirmed
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