San Diego Leaders to Announce Black Community Investment Fund, Dr. Wilma Wooten Courage Scholarship

Press Release

Media Advisory

September 21, 2020

WHAT: A coalition of San Diego leaders will announce the creation of the Black Community Investment Fund, a new fund administered by The San Diego Foundation that will invest in community-led, innovative efforts that increase racial equity and generational wealth for Black San Diegans.

The announcement will be made at a press conference on September 24 where leaders will outline the goals of the fund and announce the creation of the Dr. Wilma Wooten Courage Scholarship, which will support the education pillar of the fund and honor the San Diego County Public Health Officer for her leadership.
WHY: COVID-19 has deepened racial inequity in many aspects of society. The events of 2020 have shined a light on systemic racism, especially as it impacts Black communities. As San Diegans look for ways to make an impact, the Black Community Investment Fund provides a new opportunity for philanthropists to help make San Diego County a better, stronger and more equitable region.
WHEN: Thursday, September 24, 2020
10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Elementary Institute of Science
608 51st St.
San Diego, CA 92114
(Physical distancing will be in effect; face coverings are required)
WHO:
  • Donna DeBerry, President & CEO, Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, County of San Diego, District 3
  • Dr. Wilma Wooten, San Diego County Public Health Officer
  • Andrei Lucas, Elementary Institute of Science Boardmember
  • Mark A. Stuart, President & CEO, The San Diego Foundation
  • Kay Coleman, Board Chair, The San Diego Foundation

Media Contacts

Justin Nunez, 336-254-7056, justin@sdfoundation.org