Why Should We Invest in the Next Generation of Leaders?

Yvonne Moore, Founder and Managing Director of Moore Philanthropy, talks with Dr. Monique Couvson, President and CEO of Grantmakers for Girls of Color, about the urgent need in philanthropy to support Black girls. They discuss how financial institutions must reimagine how they serve Black communities and not “bring a frozen turkey to a house with no oven.”

Moderated by Hafeeza Rashed, Director of Programs and Partnerships at Moore Philanthropy, Comic Relief US recently convened its first grantee gathering since 2019. The event featured a thought-provoking panel discussion on the importance of investing in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and youth-led organizations. Leaders shared insights on why including youth as decision-makers is essential to solving complex problems and creating the change we want to see in the world.

Speakers included:

  • Hafeeza Rashed, Director of Programs and Partnerships, Moore Philanthropy (moderator)
  • Alison Moore, CEO, Comic Relief US
  • Ayo Roach, VP of Grants Programs, Comic Relief US
  • Olga Busbaher, MSc Candidate at LSE, Youth Advisory Council Alumna
  • Gerard Allison, Founder of Lumiere, Youth Design Center Alumnus
  • Zipporah Hawa Moriba, Founder of the Girls Aid Movement, Plan International USA