Reunity™ is the new name of the Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network (PAWPNet). We're creating a community for Black women and allies to be well, while doing good.
Reunity was founded by Dr. Jackie Bouvier Copeland in 2001 as a diverse community of African, African-American, and Black Diaspora women funders and leaders from throughout the world, unified in our identity as proud Afro-descendant women working for the betterment of our families and communities everywhere. Emboldened by Reunity’s encouraging leadership and her decades of work supporting Black philanthropists globally, Dr. Copeland was inspired to create Black Philanthropy Month (BPM) in 2011, a global celebration of Black Giving in all its forms and call for funding equity held each August and recognized by the UN’s International Year and Decade for People of African Descent.
Reunity organized its first summits in 2003, another in 2006 and is responsible for the seminal 2011 summit that was the first celebration of BPM. Now a program of The Women Invested to Save Earth (WISE) Fund, Reunity is the first global Black diaspora philanthropy organization with 400 members from more than 30 countries. It is a peer advisor, information clearinghouse, referral sources, constituency and convener to increase the visibility and impact of African-descent women's leadership and giving.
Reunity is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a global network of Black women funders and leaders from 60 countries. Organized as a series of keynotes, with a wellness institute, Reunity operates as an interactive master wellness, leadership, peer support and coaching session to inspire and energize global Black and allied sisterhood.
Reunity will result in a global Black funding equity plan as well as an updated Global Black Women’s Manifesto, originally created in 2011 to advance the power and impact of diverse Black and allied women leaders.