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Friday, October 8, 2021

Founder of Award-Winning Nonprofit Honored By Prestigious Group of Black Women Scholars

M. Starita Boyce Ansari

New York, NY — M. Starita Boyce Ansari, Ph.D., founder of TheNew3Rs.org, has been honored by the “2021 Black Woman Give Back List” for her nonprofit’s work in helping to educate and train the next generation of philanthropists.

Boyce Ansari was chosen out an impressive group of Black women whose philanthropy is improving lives in Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States. A panel of judges included such Black philanthropists as Jocelyn Harmon, Dr. Jacqueline Bouvier Copeland, Yolanda F. Johnson, and A’Lelia Bundles, the great-great-granddaughter of the iconic philanthropist and entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker as well as the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy – Indiana University Purdue University.

TheNew3Rs.org online curriculum and resources are Black history, civics, and responsive philanthropy for Pre-K to 12th-grade children and their families. Dr. Boyce Ansari’s groundbreaking work teaches 6th-12th graders how to create and manage giving circles. The New 3Rs Youth Responsive Philanthropy Giving Circles award grants to small Black-led nonprofit organizations. The New 3Rs also develops animation that helps families and educators of Pre-k-5th grade children have a racial justice voice in a creative format.

“In the philanthropic sector this is one of the highest honors to be recognized by Lilly Family School of Philanthropy – Indiana University Purdue University, and Dr. Jacqueline Bouvier Copeland a leading scholar in African Studies and Women’s Rights,” Boyce Ansari said. “As a scholar, author, and practitioner I’ve been advocating for racial equity and justice all my life, and now TheNew3Rs.org is a platform that is beginning to make an impact on individuals by teaching the contributions Blacks have given the world, understanding the lasting impact of racism and teaching how philanthropy can improve the lives of Blacks.

Here’s a list of the others joining Boyce Ansari on the list published by TheRoot.com:

– Felicia Davis, President and CEO of Chicago Foundation for Women

– Thelma Ekiyor, Co-Founder and Managing Director of SME.NG; Founder of The Funding Space and Afrigrants Foundation, and Pioneer of The Ebi Fund

– Valaida D. Fullwood, Creator of The Soul of Philanthropy and Author of Giving Back

– Sharlene Kemler, CEO of The Loveland Foundation – Marsha Morgan, Chair Emeritus of the Community Investment Network

– Toya Randall, Curator and Catalyst of Voice. Vision. Value. Black Women Leading Through Philanthropy

– Betty Smith, Executive Director of EN-RICH-MENT

– Ayọ (formerly known as Opal) Tometi, Co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and Founder of Diaspora Rising

– Akilah S. Wallace, Executive Director, Faith in Texas and Founder & Chair, HERitage Giving Fund

Visit TheNew3Rs.org to learn more about the organization, the online curriculum, and how to partner with them. You may follow TheNew3Rs on social media on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

For press inquiries, contact Neil Foote, Foote Communications, LLC, neil@neilfoote.com, 214-448-3765.

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