A witness to the impact of community leadership and a believer that giving happens at all levels, Ebonie Johnson Cooper’s mission to give back to her community has been a life-long passion. Inspired by her parents and the kind spirit of her family, Ebonie always knew helping those around her was a fundamental part of life.
In 2009 Ebonie began Friends of Ebonie to be an philanthropic resource for her millennial peers. Now a leading platform in the way of social responsibility for GenY-ers of color, it is a blog, philanthropic information portal and an educational giving resource. In addition to managing Friends, Ebonie is also a freelance writer and full time consultant to institutions and organizations seeking to engage young urban professionals and philanthropists.
In her philanthropic leadership, Ebonie is currently a Vice-President on the Junior Board of New York Cares, Inc., an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and a dedicated member to Reid Temple AME Church in Glen Dale, MD. Other memberships include: Alvin Ailey Young Patrons Circle | 1869 Society | Black Benefactors | National Black MBA Association | Black Women for Black Girls