BLiPH is a catalyst for collaboration and change. We hope to serve as a resource to the field of public health and the Black Ladies that come to know Her. BLiPH is an actively engaged organization with numerous successes over our 2-year history! We represent the African Diaspora across 121 cities, ... Read More
BLiPH is a catalyst for collaboration and change. We hope to serve as a resource to the field of public health and the Black Ladies that come to know Her. BLiPH is an actively engaged organization with numerous successes over our 2-year history! We represent the African Diaspora across 121 cities, 82 countries, and thousands of post-secondary institutions. As a testament to the level of engagement, the BLiPH closed-Facebook group yielded approximately 22,000 engagements in the last 28 days! We hold an average of 2.5 post-secondary degrees, and represent the diversity, in specialty and concentration, typical of the field.
Despite the work that it takes to cultivate and sustain these efforts, BLiPH has never attempted to charge for membership. Nor has BLiPH received any support by way of grant funding (let's change that-- but for now...). This fundraising decision resulted after a deliberative process, in part, due to Dr. Ward's commitment to ensuring value to the membership and a good reason to request donations. This rationale is also supported by her wishes to avoid creating financial barriers to opportunities within the network, particularly for students and the less fortunate... the people that need them the most.
Dr. Ward has been able to host and pay for national events, tangible resources -- including a website and a handful of professional development webinars-- professional support (a lawyer), fees for service (501c3 paperwork, taxes), along with the occasional travel and sponsorship on behalf of the organization. We hope to support and expand her efforts by raising funds necessary to move plans forward as a unified body.
Plans, you say?
Dr. Ward, along with the team of ambassadors, advisers, and mission-supportive organizations are gearing up to complete the final step necessary to move BLiPH from its infancy to the "toddler" stage of sorts (Threenagers --yay)! BLiPH is ready to curate this comprehensive strategic plan using a very unique network leadership engagement model.
So now we get it!
We are launching this fundraiser to defray the cost of hosting the official planning meeting / Summer Summit. During the Summer Summit, we will host members for the "Emerging Leaders for Health Equity" leadership development and planning session (planning for the next five years).
This is a For Us, By Us, (FUBU-- not the clothes) grassroots effort to raise money to support our vision, mission, needs, and plans.
Give Back and Pay it Forward!
Please consider this request to give back and pay it forward. If BLiPH has made an impact on your life, even in the smallest of ways, we humbly ask that you give accordingly. Even if it is a single dollar, we are ever so grateful for your investment! This is, perhaps, our first collective act of commitment -- from us, by us, to us, for us!
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Dr. Jasmine Ward is the founder and CEO of BLiPH. She resides in Arlington, Texas with her husband, four children, and host daughter. Since the beginning, she has dedicated her time, skills, and finances to the development of BLiPH. Shes excited about this collective effort to support BLiPH
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Jasmine, I am so glad that this group exists.
I am giving because I love what this group is about and all the support the ladies give, and I also have gain some valuable information.
Proud of all you are doing for this collective of phenomenal women in this public health space.
Proud of you creating this space! Way to go! ❤️
Keep building this network Dr. Ward! It’s such a valuable resource!
Hi Jasmine. Happy to Donate.
I am donating by supporting a fellow Tuskegee classmate. May God continue to bless and prosper anything you're involved with.
Together we are unstoppable!
You're over $1000! Jasmine, BLIPH is my favorite facebook group in the world!!! Your platform has opened up a lot of doors for me, connected me to so many people, and really helped me see the power in collaboration! Part of why I started my business was
Thank you for being a friend and a Public Health pioneer for black women!
Because I support anything FUBU and this is an important effort.
BLiPH is inspirational and provides a safe space fir women of color to dudligye about the pressing issues that our communities face. I have been blessed to interact with some amazing ladies.
We help each other...
Moving BLiPH forward!
I believe in your vision.
This group has been and continues to be an inspiration and a catalyst to my everyday work in PH. It’s such a great feeling to see women who look like me doing great work across the country.
I had a great night Networking at APHA San Diego. It was very encouraging meeting other public health professionals and I love your genuine spirit and your sense of humor.
I believe in Dr Wards mission !
Love this group and the support, guidance, and direction that you provide. Happy to be a part of it.
As I pursue my doctorate, I have gotten so much motivation and inspiration form the group. Thank you Dr.Ward for creating this space and thank you Ladies for your willingness to share.
Thanks for creating this space! *my total donation was meant to be $107; not sure what happened to 1st entry.
Thanks for creating this space!
I've gotten so much from BLiPH. Happy to support it's growth and reach. Thank you, Dr. Ward!
Let's start this right!
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