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African American Society: Fundraising Initiative

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The mission of the African American Society #024 (AAS) shall be:

To remain dedicated to celebrating and promoting the rich heritage, culture, and contributions of African Americans. The Society is a vibrant community dedicated to bringing about the association of individuals within the Global Majority, placing emphasis on fostering unity, integrity, environmental education, financial literacy, and cultural advancement. We are unapologetic and remain resolute in our commitment to cultivate productive relationships and networks that will create a legacy of transformative impact within our community and beyond.


The Society's core values are the guiding principles that shape our activities and define our vision for the future. We believe these values are essential to the well-being and empowerment of our community:

(a) Community Engagement: AAS is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive space where individuals from diverse backgrounds can come together to celebrate, learn, and grow. We will host engaging events, discussions, and collaborative projects that aim to build productive relationships, bridge gaps, and promote understanding among all members of the society.
(b) Unity: Our club serves as a unifying force that transcends barriers and embraces the richness of our shared experiences. By embracing our common heritage while acknowledging our unique perspectives, we strive to strengthen the bonds that tie us together, fostering a sense of togetherness while encouraging diversity and inclusiveness that extends beyond our club's walls.
(c) Integrity: Integrity is the cornerstone of our actions. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest ethical standards in all our endeavors. Through honesty, transparency, and empathy, we seek to inspire trust and respect within our community and demonstrate that true progress is built on a foundation of unwavering integrity.
(d) Environmental Education: We recognize the environmental injustices that disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities. Due to unequal enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and government decisions, BIPOC and low-income communities have been involuntarily sacrificed. We aim to raise awareness about these disparities and encourage our members to take meaningful action, driving positive change both locally and globally.
(e) Cultural Advancement: AAS celebrates the richness of African American culture through art, music, literature, cuisine, and more. We are committed to promoting cultural advancement by providing platforms for expression, dialogue, and exploration, fostering a deeper understanding of our heritage.
(f) Financial Empowerment: Equipping our community with essential financial knowledge and skills is integral to our mission. We strive to provide resources, workshops, and guidance to empower individuals to make informed financial decisions and build a more secure future for themselves and their families.

Our programs and initiatives align with these core values, and your support would enable us to expand our reach and impact. Specifically, the funds we seek would be used to:
• Develop and enhance our community engagement programs, including workshops, seminars, and cultural events that promote unity, understanding, and inclusivity.
• Extend our integrity-focused initiatives, including ethics workshops and community dialogues that address ethical challenges in our society.
• Further our environmental education efforts by conducting research, organizing awareness campaigns, and supporting community projects that tackle environmental injustices.
• Strengthen our cultural advancement programs, including art exhibitions, music festivals, and literature clubs that celebrate African American culture.

To accomplish our goals for this year and beyond, we are reaching out in search of support. We believe that by donating to The African American Society, you are contributing to the creation of a more just, inclusive, and harmonious society. Your support will help us continue our mission and empower our community to effect positive change.

Fundraiser statement:
Join us in making a difference! The African American Society is excited to launch our fundraising campaign aimed at creating meaningful change within our community. Our organization is dedicated to celebrating African-American heritage, fostering unity, and creating a space where our community can flourish. With your support, we can amplify our efforts to celebrate African-American heritage, promote cultural awareness, and empower individuals to reach their full potential.

Our fundraising initiatives will directly contribute to organizing educational events, cultural showcases, community outreach programs, and workshops that foster unity, education, and social progress. By contributing to this fundraiser, you're not just investing in physical spaces; you're investing in a brighter future for our community. Your support will enable us to amplify our impact, celebrate our heritage, and provide a space for growth, connection, and celebration. Together, we can build a legacy that uplifts and empowers generations to come.

Every contribution, no matter the size, plays a vital role in advancing our mission. Your support is an investment in a more inclusive and equitable tomorrow.

Your donations will go towards:
Community Centered Programs/Events

Website Design and Maintenance: Enhancing our online presence to connect with a broader audience and provide a platform for information sharing and engagement.

Architect Design: Crafting a visionary architectural plan that reflects the essence of our community and offers a welcoming space for all.

Complete Construction of Final Architect Design: Bringing our architectural vision to life, creating a physical space that embodies our values and aspirations.

Interior Design and Refurbishment: Designing an environment that is inviting, culturally rich, and conducive to learning, collaboration, and celebration.

Member Lounge: Creating a dynamic member lounge where connections are forged, ideas are exchanged, productive relationships developed, and celebrations are held.

Landscaping: Transforming the surroundings into a serene and inviting landscape that complements the spirit of our community hub.

Grand Opening Celebration: Marking the culmination of our efforts with a grand opening event that honors our achievements and welcomes all to experience the new chapter of our organization.


  • Robert Gribbon
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Allison Pilcher
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Kristen DeCarli
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Laura Gillespie
    • $50 
    • 3 mos


Jameson Davis
Hamden, CT
African American Society 024

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