Dwayne Ashley Is the founder of the first and only full-service black-owned fundraising firm in the U.S. Impacted by his great-grandmother’s philanthropic works, he exercised his passion for fundraising by joining several organizations including the Association of Fundraising Professionals since 1991 where he has served as a member of the Boards of its Philadelphia and New York Chapters. Ashley graduated from Wiley College and the University of Pennsylvania’s Fel’s School of Government.
Dwayne Ashley, the founder, and CEO of Bridge Philanthropic Consulting (BPC), which was established in November 2016 and based in New York City as the first and only full-service Black-owned fundraising firm in the U.S., has proven to also be the most prosperous after raising over $800 million for their wide range of clientele in just over two years. , BPC is committed to social justice and helping organizations of color maximize their fundraising success. It aims to help philanthropic organizations and institutions realize their dreams, accomplish their missions and grow their aspirations.
BPC provides counseling in capital campaigns, annual giving, major gifts programs, special events, corporate and government program development, conference management, organizational development, board training, planned giving, and strategic communications.
BPC is a social movement — a community of caring and dedicated philanthropy executives from diverse backgrounds serving communities who need fundraising expertise the most, “, Ashley says.
With his bold moves, strategic thinking, and wise counsel, Ashley advises non-profit, philanthropists, and influencers around the world such as the 100 Black Men of America, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the UNCF, Louis Armstrong Foundation, Steve Harvey Foundation, Madonna, Usher, Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, and New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center.