Black Girls RUN! Announces National Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RICHMOND, VA (November 21, 2018) - Black Girls RUN! (BGR!) is excited to announce the launch of the BGR! Foundation to support the ongoing growth of our local community groups and the national organization.

"For the last almost decade, Black Girls RUN! has operated as a for-profit business and this has presented limitations with the sustainability and expansion of the organization," says BGR! owner/CEO, Jay Ell Alexander. "Now with this new organizational structure, we will be able to fundraise and provide more resources and support for our communities."

Black Girls RUN! will continue to operate the national events and merchandise side of the organization, while the BGR! Foundation will work to identify and provide resources and programming at the local and regional levels. The BGR! Foundation is a 501(c)3 - nonprofit organization and received their designation in July.

The Facebook Community Leadership Program recently announced will support the BGR! Foundation side of the house and integrate training programs in local cities. More details about the launch of this grant will come soon.

The BGR! Foundation is supported by a Board of Directors that represent members from across the country and will provide sound direction as we take the organization to the next level. The Board of Directors held their first Board meeting in early November and are working on the strategic plan and budget to identify focus areas for the foundation. 

The first fundraising campaign will come on Giving Tuesday, November 27th with a goal to raise $5,000 through the organization's Facebook page. The BGR! Foundation will use all donations and grants to fund programs at the local level. Facebook will be matching donations for that 24 hours.

"It is my goal to provide every resource possible to a woman wanting to make a difference in her own life and get healthier," says Alexander. "From running shoes to registrations, BGR! Foundation wants to remove those barriers that impact the African American community."

For more information, please contact: info@blackgirlsrun.com.




Jay Ell Alexander
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11 Responses

Bernice Money
Bernice Money

April 02, 2019

Such a wonderful project!!!
All the best.
Let me know how I can get involved in Memphis, TN.

Juanita Williams
Juanita Williams

December 24, 2018

Congratulations on the Foubdation and tax exemp designation! Love the vision of tearing down barriers that hinder the women in the African American community from accessing resources to get healthier.

Termia Brown
Termia Brown

November 27, 2018

That’s GREAT!!

Donna Bell
Donna Bell

November 24, 2018

THIS IS FANTASTIC NEWS. BGR, is truly putting action behind the slogan, “NO GIRL LEFT BEHIND.”

Lisa
Lisa

November 22, 2018

Dope!!!!

Felicia Houston
Felicia Houston

November 22, 2018

This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!

Tamara Cartet
Tamara Cartet

November 22, 2018

Congratulations on the Foundation! This is awesome news!

Darlene Henderson
Darlene Henderson

November 21, 2018

Congratulations, this is a huge accomplishment and blessing!

Barbara
Barbara

November 21, 2018

Magnificent…running to the next level!

Latrice
Latrice

November 21, 2018

Awesome & congrats!! What a big accomplishment!!!

Caroline Little
Caroline Little

November 21, 2018

Awesome! Go BGR!

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