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Dwayne Ashley, CEO of Bridge Philanthropic Consulting (BPC) –The Powerhouse Behind the Largest African American Owned Fundraising Firm, Raising $800 Million!

Dwayne Ashley, founder and CEO of Bridge Philanthropic Consulting (BPC) is the man who thinks big and bold, coupled with strategic thinking and wise council in the philanthropic world. Ashley has raised over $800 Million for his past employers and happy client roster which includes, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, United Negro College Fund, 100 Black Men of America, Louis Armstrong Foundation, Usher New Look, Steve Harvey Foundation, Madonna and the United Way of Texas Gulf Coast, to name a few.

What makes him a successful black entrepreneur? It’s his fearless and authentic manner of being a solicitor. Ashley embraces his commitment to social justice and helping organizations of color maximize their fundraising success. He’s a powerhouse of energy and possesses a passion for fundraising.

Ashley is a thought-leader in the field and he has shared his valuable concepts in numerous articles, and books. They include; Eight Steps to Raising Money: Measuring Your Fundraising Impact, 8 Winning Steps to Creating a Successful Special Event with Carol Campbell, Director of Events at Prairie View A&M University, I’ll Find A Way or Make One: A Tribute to HBCUs with noted journalist Juan Williams, and Dream Internships: It’s Not Who You Know, But What You Know!

“Yes, we are good at what we do because it’s our passion, but BPC is a social movement——a community of caring and dedicated philanthropy executives from diverse backgrounds serving communities who need fundraising expertise the most.” Says, Dwayne Ashley, CEO and President, Bridge Philanthropic Consulting

Bridge Philanthropic Consulting (BPC) the nation’s only full-service Black Owned fundraising firm. The 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 120 years of combined experience, BPC’s leadership team, have raised hundreds of millions 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.

About Dwayne Ashley

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Dwayne Ashley, is an alumnus of Wiley College and the University of Pennsylvania’s Fel’s School of Government. He is very proud of his great-grand mother’s contribution of land to establish one of the oldest schools to educate blacks in Heflin, Louisiana. The school is now one of the oldest black churches in the state of Louisiana. Dwayne dedicates his work in philanthropy in memory of his late two older brothers, Ronald and Howard Ashley and his childhood friend, Late Houston City Councilman, Larry Green. Dwayne is a member of The Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals since 1991.He has served as a member of the Boards of Association of Fundraising Professionals in Philadelphia and New York Chapters. He is one of the Co-Founders of Jazz Houston, a performing arts organization dedicated to Jazz in Houston.

About Bridge Philanthropic Consulting

Since 2016, Bridge Philanthropic Consulting’s (BPC) mission has been to bridge relationships and resources to impact social change. BPC is the nation’s largest full-service African-American owned fundraising firm. BPC is one of the most experienced fundraising firms in the country and provides counsel 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. For more information visit the website and social media networks at:

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