News and Updates
Read the latest news about Robert F. Smith’s philanthropy as well as events and news concerning his thought leadership, philanthropic partners and charitable initiatives.
Demonstrating historic preservation in action, read about how the Robert F. Smith Center at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the JSR-SPC Museum and Archives partnered with Virginia’s Brunswick County Clerk’s Office to preserve local African American history.
Sphinx Medals of Excellence are one of the highest honors by the Sphinx Organization, recognizing incredible classical Black and Latinx musicians. On March 17, 2022, Sphinx awarded three outstanding artists whose accomplishments distinguish them among musicians in the field: Michelle Cann, Randall Goosby and Karen Slack.
OP-ED: Robert F. Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Frank Baker and William Pickard Top List of Black Donors to HBCUs
HBCUs continue to need support to serve Black college students pursuing their education. Read about how some of the most prominent Black philanthropists, including Robert F. Smith, give back to HBCUs.
Racial inequality can be seen throughout the United States in workplace and educational settings. The 2% Solution could be the catalyst to solving the racial wealth gap in the United States.
National Park Foundation Celebrates 20 Years of Preserving Black History and Culture in National Parks
The National Park Foundation has been preserving Black history and culture in our national parks for more than 20 years. This team works hand in hand with communities across the U.S. to ensure Black history is preserved and promoted at all times.
Financial literacy should be taught at a young age to help set children up for success. Goalsetter teaches kids how to properly save for the future and begin to create generational wealth.