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As a thought-leader for African American millennial philanthropy, Ebonie Johnson Cooper uses her passion for giving to serve as a bridge connecting civically engaged black millennials with public sector resources. Through her for-profit social impact organization, Friends of Ebonie, Ebonie connects with young black professionals by raising social awareness, developing educational resources and facilitating events related to strengthening and defining young philanthropy. Ebonie was recognized in September 2013 by JET Magazine as one of the nation’s Top 40 Under 40 for her innovation around African - American millennials and giving.
In her civic leadership, Ebonie served as a Vice-President for the Junior Board of New York Cares, Inc. from 2009 - 2013. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Black Benefactors Giving Circle (DC), the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), Black Women for Black Girls (NYC), the Alvin Ailey Young Patrons Circle and the 1869 Society of the Corcoran Gallery (DC). She is also a dedicated member of Reid Temple AME Church in Glen Dale, MD. Ebonie holds a Masters of Science in Public Relations & Corporate Communication from New York University and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from North Carolina A &T State University.