Advancement and
Alumni Engagement

The Black Emory Impact Circle advances the causes of Black communities through the power of collective philanthropic giving. Think: funding global education experiences for underrepresented groups, making education more accessible, or creating space for Black women to be mentored. Funding these much-needed initiatives relies on the generosity of donors at every level.

The Black Emory Impact Circle is seeking additional leadership donors. Contact Ricardo Horne at to learn about making a gift of $25,000 or more.

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"Emory gave me the opportunity to grow and develop as a person, as a leader, as a scholar, and as someone who was outspoken and a student advocate. That’s where I learned how to do the grassroots work in diversity, equity, and inclusion that I continue to do today."

Black Emory Impact Circle Deadlines

The following are dates for the 2023–2024 Black Emory Impact Circle grant cycle. The cycle culminates with the Impact Forum in April 2024, where all grant finalists will present their projects to top leaders of the Black Emory Impact Circle. Final decisions will be given at the end of the forum.

  • October 16, 2023: Grant applications open
  • January 24, 2024: Grant application deadline
  • April 15-16, 2024: Impact Forum