Association of Black Foundation Executives



Join the nation’s largest gathering of Black professionals in philanthropy at ABFE’s 2019 “HARAMBEE- LET’S ALL PULL TOGETHER” on April 4 – 6th in Detroit, Michigan. ABFE will present its members, stakeholders and partners a vigorous agenda—aimed at increasing public and private investments in Black communities. HARAMBEE- LET’S ALL PULL TOGETHER is a Kenyan tradition of community self-help, fundraising and or development. Its’ literal translation in Swahili is “all pull together”. From its inception, ABFE has served to be a vehicle for leveraging resources for the betterment of Black communities. The shared values of unity, organizing and the pooling of resources are central to ABFE’s 2019 Annual Conference.

ABFE’s 2019 Conference will feature signature events and member favorite—the 28th Annual James A. Joseph Lecture & Awards Program, which honors those who are leading philanthropy and at the forefront of cutting-edge philanthropic strategies that support Black communities.



Established in 1971, ABFE is a membership-based, philanthropic and nonprofit organization advocating for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, nonprofits and philanthropists, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion.



Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Dr W
Detroit, MI 48243

Rooms at Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center are available while they last at the special discounted group rate of $159/night. To book, please call The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center Hotel’s Reservation Department at (877) 901-6632 (to get this special rate, please let the agent know you’re booking under “ABFE Annual Conference”).

*As of March 12, 2019, the ABFE group rate will no longer be available on the hotel’s site,


When Thu From April 4, 2019 to
April 6, 2019
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Detroit, Michigan
United States

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