The Giving Institute Welcomes Bridge Philanthropic Consulting as a New Member

Dwayne Ashley

Dwayne Ashley, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bridge Philanthropic Consulting (BPC) is The Giving Institute’s newest member and board member.

BPC is a New York-based firm founded by Dwayne Ashley who is the Chief Executive Officer. Ashley has led BPC to raise over $800 million for his past employers and impressive client roster which includes, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, United Negro College Fund, 100 Black Men of America, Louis Armstrong Foundation, Usher New Look, Steve Harvey Foundation, Madonna and the United Way of Texas Gulf Coast, Friends of Harlem Hospital, Mt. Zion Female Union Band Historic Cemeteries, MMTC, National Black Voter Civic Participation, to name a few.

“The Giving Institute is elated and honored to welcome Bridge Philanthropic, as our newest member. Bridge Philanthropic is an outstanding example of the Giving Institute’s commitment to ethics, excellence, and leadership in advancement of the greater good,” said Aly Sterling, The Giving Institute Membership Committee Chair.

Since 1935,  The Giving Institute and its members have embraced and embodied the core values of ethics, excellence, and thought leadership in advancing philanthropy.  The Giving Institute is the primary sponsor of the Giving USA publication, the longest-running annual report on charitable giving in the United States.

“The BPC Team is honored to join the impressive slate of firms who are members of the Giving Institute and leaders in the philanthropic sector,” said Ashley. “The Giving Institute holds member organizations to the highest ethical standards and BPC is pleased to be part of this esteemed group. Given that we serve communities and social change organizations of color. BPC will bring an additional cultural perspective to the visionary work of the institute.”

About The Giving Institute
The Giving Institute consists of member organizations that have embraced and embodied the core values of ethics, excellence, and leadership in advancing philanthropy. Serving clients of every size and purpose, from local institutions to international organizations, The Giving Institute member organizations embrace the highest ethical standards and maintain a strict code of fair practices. The Giving Institute is also the parent organization of the Giving USA Foundation™, which endeavors to advance philanthropy through research and education and produces the annual report on charitable giving in the United States, Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy.

About Giving USA Foundation

Advancing the research, education and public understanding of philanthropy is the mission of Giving USA Foundation, founded in 1985 by The Giving Institute. Headquartered in Chicago, the Foundation publishes data and trends about charitable giving through its seminal publication, Giving USA, and shorter Special Reports, released periodically, providing in-depth explorations on today’s charitable giving topics. Published since 1956, Giving USA is the longest-running, most comprehensive report on philanthropy in America.

About Bridge Philanthropic Consulting

Since 2016, Bridge Philanthropic Consulting’s (BPC) mission has been to bridge relationships and resources to impact social change.  BPC is the nation’s largest full-service African-American owned fundraising firm. BPC is one of the most experienced fundraising firms in the country and provides counsel in capital campaigns, annual giving, major gifts programs, special events, corporate and government program development, conference management, organizational development, board training, planned giving, and strategic communications. For more information visit the website and social media networks at:

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