Moving Millennials to Action

ESSENCE Magazine | December 2016


When you think philanthropy is only something people with deep pockets can do,

Ebonie Johnson Cooper will be the first to tell you that's not the slightest bit true.


More on page 117 of December 2016 issue. 

Friends of Ebonie Brings Second Young Black Philanthropy Summit to
Washington, DC

Black Gives Back | June 2014


WASHINGTON, DC – On June 27-28, 2014, young professionals will gather at the United Way of the National Capital Area for the Changing the Face of Philanthropy Summit hosted by Friends of Ebonie, LLC, a social impact organization dedicated to young black philanthropy.  Now in its second year, the Summit will focus on three core-learning areas: Board Leadership, Effective Mentoring and Social Innovation. Headlining the Summit will be keynote speakers Damon Hewitt, Senior Advisor of Open Society Foundations; Decker Ngongang, Senior Associate of Fellowship Programs at Echoing Green; and Mike Muse, co-founder of Muse Recordings.

Will Black Millennials Be The Next Wave Of Philanthropists?

Huffington Post Impact | March 2013


The days of old, rich men dominating the philanthropy space are long gone. And one marketing executive wants to make sure that budding black givers take more of a starring role.


After noticing that few others were pushing young African-Americans to give charity,Ebonie Johnson Cooper, founder of Friends of Ebonie, started her marketing firm in 2009 to serve as a philanthropic resource for black millennials, according to her website.


JET Magazine | September 2013


Our first ever 40 Under 40 list celebrates the accomplishments of our nation’s most outstanding, hardest-working, and uniquely talented young people. It is distinctive in that it highlights only those individuals who have made, or will make, groundbreaking moves in 2013.


Performing a good deed goes a long way, and the efforts of the philanthropists from JET Magazine’s 2013 40 Under 40 List (on newsstands Sept 2-23) certainly have not gone unnoticed. Tackling disease, poverty and so much more, these women have managed to impact hundreds of people by reaching out to those in need.