Below is a glimpse of the companies, institutions, and nonprofits that have worked with Ebonie. Here's what a few of them have to say...

“I write huge checks every day. But writing this check means the most to me. We are very proud to support Ebonie and her work.”

Vanessa Cooksey, Senior Vice President, Head of Community Affairs, Wells Fargo Advisors 

“This is beyond my wildest dreams as our environment doesn’t take these decisions lightly. I think this is a reflection of [Friends of Ebonie’s] timely focus on a particular audience that matters.”

Aimee Laramore, Former Associate Director, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University 


“Ebonie Johnson Cooper and Young Black and Giving Back Institute were excellent partners in helping us build rapport with African American young professionals in our community. We co-hosted an event that was very well attended and resulted in new relationships for collaborations down the road.”
Heather Sherwin, VP for Advancement, Central Carolina Community Foundation

“Ebonie and YBGB brought a refreshing change of pace as hosts of The Invasion of Philanthropy Reception. Her ability to lead a tough conversation in a way that was non-threatening but honest for all involved was necessary and something I hadn't seen happen in settings like this. I'm grateful for the safe space that YBGB created for local philanthropists like myself to share our truths around local giving with the decision makers in our philanthropic community.
Zakiya Esper, Sowing Seeds in the Midlands. Founder & Executive Director

“Thank you again for providing such a fun and insightful presentation/discussion.  It was an honor to have you in Las Vegas,
and yes, I definitely look forward to working together again!” - Association of Fundraising Professionals- Las Vegas
Chapter, Phil Hooper, Board Member


“Thank you for a wonderful meeting yesterday and enlightening us Baby Boomers and Gen Xers on our Millennial generation!” 

S. Duncan, Dance Theatre of Harlem