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Kimberly Bryant is Inspiring Young Women to Dream Silicon Valley Big

By Spark Point / May 12, 2021

By 2010, Kimberly Bryant had built a successful career working as an electrical engineer in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Around that time she began exploring other options and started to look at opportunities through the lens of an entrepreneur. The more networking and circulating among new spaces she did, the more she noticed the…

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Anna Barber Pivots from Athletics to Helping Black Organizations Excel

By Spark Point / April 21, 2021

As a lifelong competitive swimmer, Anna Barber started her undergraduate degree at Howard University knowing that she wanted to pursue a career as an athletic director. After graduating, she headed to Arizona State University where she continued to lay the groundwork for a future in athletics — and earned her law degree.  “I worked as…

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Dr. Crystal James promotes patient well-being — and diversity in medicine

By Spark Point / April 9, 2021

Representation is key to improving tomorrow’s physician landscape Dr. Crystal James started her undergraduate career with her sights set on medical school and both researching and practicing medicine — and she’s never veered from the course. Being accepted to Boston University’s Early Medical School Selection Program (EMSSP) as a college sophomore, she says, only deepened…

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Bathsheba Philpott is Accelerating DC’s Nonprofit Scene

By Spark Point / January 21, 2021

A lifelong development and fundraising pro, Bathsheba is ensuring nonprofits get the funding and support they deserve A third-generation Washingtonian, Bathsheba Philpott has long worked to support her community. In 1992,, she joined the Alliance for Healthy Homes, an organization focused on environmental health — specifically lead poisoning in low-income housing. “I started in an…

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LaKendra McNair Sparks Change

By Spark Point / September 2, 2020

LaKendra McNair Empowers & Accelerates Minority and Women-Owned Businesses We’re thrilled to officially launch our #BlackWomenSparkChange campaign with LaKendra McNair. LaKendra is a Vice President at M&T Bank who focuses on serving underrepresented business leaders and entrepreneurs in the greater D.C. area. Her “purpose-driven” approach defies traditional banking and lending, empowering women- and minority-owned organizations…

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Find Your Funding Spark: 3 Things about Mission & Impact

By Spark Point / August 24, 2017

Donors do more than provide funding: They provide critical investments in your mission. Are you showing them a return on investment through impact?

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What I Learned in North Carolina

By Spark Point / July 28, 2017

Come find out what happens when Spark Point hits the road!

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Huge Wins in Workforce Development

By Spark Point / July 11, 2017

New funds for workforce development help our clients spark change in communities across greater Washington. 

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We’ve Been Covering a Lot of Ground. Join Us!

By Spark Point / April 4, 2017

Our first quarter newsletter of 2017! See our recent grant wins, new client information, and where Spark Point has been around town. 

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Our Clients’ Success Makes the Holidays That Much Sweeter!

By Spark Point / December 29, 2016

It’s our fourth quarter newsletter! See what we’ve been up to this year and what’s in store for 2017!

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