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Bridge Philanthropic Consulting

Bridge Philanthropic Consulting (BPC) the nation’s only full-service Black-Owned fundraising firm. Our company has a proven track record of extraordinary success helping philanthropic organizations and institutions to realize their dreams, accomplish their missions, and grow their aspirations. With more than 800 years of combined experience, our leaders have raised billions of dollars for clients throughout the world.

BPC provides counsel to plan or enhance capital campaigns, annual giving, major gift programs, special events, program development, conference management, organizational development, team building, board training, planned giving, and strategic communications, among other services.

You are invited to contact us now. We are confident that, once we put our considerable expertise to work, we will meet or exceed your expectations.

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Founder & CEO, Bridge Philanthropic Consulting

Dwayne Ashley

With over 30 years in the philanthropic industry, Dwayne Ashley has utilized his knowledge of fundraising and passion for social justice to create opportunities for people of color through his founding of Bridge Philanthropic Consulting (BPC), the nation’s only full-service Black-owned fundraising firm. Throughout his career, Dwyane sought to align with organizations that shared his values regarding the betterment of Black-and-Brown people and, through that alignment, has raised over $1 billion to support those communities.

During his early years, the spirit of charity was instilled into Dwayne through witnessing his great-grandmother’s establishing one of the first schools to educate blacks in Heflin, Louisiana, which has now been memorialized as one of the oldest Black churches in the state. The weaving of his greatgrandmother’s legacy into Louisiana’s rich history pushed Dwayne to forge his own path and attend Wiley College and the University of Pennsylvania’s Fel’s School of Government, where he learned how he too could use his knowledge to help the disenfranchised.

Following his time in college, Dwayne joined notable organizations like the African American Development Officers and The Giving Institute—serving on the board of each—as well as serving as a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, where he sat on board positions with Philadelphia and New York City chapters. In addition to professional organizations, Dwayne is also a member of community-based organizations like One Hundred Black Men of New York and a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, where he has been honored with the ‘Bigger Better Business’ award leading to his five-time inclusion in Ebony Magazine’s list for most influential Black Americans.

Dwayne Ashley’s 10 Principles For Life

  • 1
    Be Authentic
  • 2
    Surround Yourself with People who take you higher
  • 3
    Find your spiritual base ( Know what works for you)
  • 4
    Expect challenges to come that will only make you stronger
  • 5
    Read, watch, surf, and soak up people who have built something successfully
  • 6
    Build People as part of your journey
  • 7
    Embrace innovation—in the changing world we live in, you have to embrace new ways of achieving your goals
  • 8
    Ignore the noise and let the haters, doubters, and naysayers fuel your journey to success. If you have a vision and passion to do something, there will always be disbelievers.
  • 9
    Travel the world—it opens your eyes to various cultures and the diversity of opportunities for building a global business
  • 10
    Take care of yourself spiritually, mentally and physically

Message from CEO

“ BPC brings a unique understanding of how to solve challenges faced by diverse communities in the social sector whether it is limited capacity, fundraising, launching a campaign, and or public sector engagement for targeted programs. We get the job done. ”

— Dwayne Ashley, Founder/CEO, Bridge Philanthropic Consulting, LLC

Mission & Vision

To Bridge Relationships and Resources to impact Social Change.

To be the Premier Company bridging resources for Social Change.


If you have an entrepreneurial drive, a passion for making a difference, and enjoy the freedom of independence…
Bridge Philanthropic Consulting is the place for you!

Our Culture

We Bridge Relationships and Resources,
We Impact Communities,
We Help to Change Lives


Team Of Bridge Philanthropic Consulting

Sylvia L. White

Executive Vice President and COO

A seasoned development executive with substantial experience in principal and major gifts, board development, and fund-raising management, Sylvia White has worked directly or managed teams in every area of development, including major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, annual giving, stewardship, systems, and research, among others.

Alicia L. Jackson

Partner and Executive Consultant

Alicia L. Jackson brings more than 20 years of community-mobilization experience to the BPC team. An adaptable and enthusiastic problem solver, she has built a strong reputation of success for leveraging opportunities and using creative marketing strategies to achieve cost efficient management of client initiatives.

Denise Bailey Clark

Senior Vice President & Partner

Dr. Bailey Clark is an innovative, proactive, and analytical thinker who strategically integrates Human Resources research and best practices from 30 years of experience. She also serves an Expert Witness for law firms on human resources related cases.


  • New York, NY
  • Washington, DC
  • Houston, Texas
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Los Angeles, CA

Advisory Board Members

Reginald Van Lee

Chair, BPC Advisory Board
Partner and Chief Transformation Officer, The Carlyle Group

Betty Aquino,


Sylvia Brooks,

Non-Profit Expert and Retired, CEO, Houston Area Urban League

Diverse Philanthropic Organizations

Association of Black Foundation Executives

(ABFE) is a membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, nonprofits and individuals, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equality, diversity and inclusion. Established in 1971 as the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the all-volunteer organization was credited with many of philanthropy’s early gains in diversity. It since has evolved into a fully staffed, influential network. In 2013, the organization shed its descriptor and adopted the simpler ABFE (ab-fee) to better reflect its broadening membership.

Some Of Our Clients

  • 100 Black Men of America, Inc. | Atlanta, GA
  • Texas Gulf Coast United Way | Houston, TX
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund | New York, NY
  • Texas Southern University | Houston, TX
  • Moet Hennessy | New York

  • Jesse Owens Scholarship Fund | New York

  • National Black Leadership Commission on Aids | New York

  • National Mentoring Care Movement | New York

  • Marshall University | WV

  • Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition | New Orleans, LA

  • Friends of Harlem Hospital Center | New York, NY

  • Gallaudet University | Washington, D.C.

  • United Negro College Fund | Washington, DC

  • New Orleans Jazz Orchestra | New Orleans, LA

  • Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp | New Orleans, LA

Our Partners

Unlock Your Organization’s Full Fundraising Potential with Bridge Philanthropic Consulting

At Bridge Philanthropic Consulting, we specialize in harnessing the collective power of the social impact sector, helping our clients to achieve unparalleled success.