Black Agency Executives is a membership organization dedicated to the support and professional development of Black nonprofit senior executives who positively and purposefully impact the well being of the Black community.


Founded in 1976, BAE is dedicated to the support of and professional development of Black human service, nonprofit executives which in turn positively impact their staff, customers, organizations and communities they serve. These executives promote the interest, values, welfare and empowerment of the Black community.



The on-going professional development of Black Executives is mandatory as service demands increase and resources decrease. Training is provided in the areas of strategic planning, board and staff management, budgets, fundraising, legal and environmental changes impacting human service agencies. Sessions are open to members and other non-profit CEOs and managers. Informal one to one mentoring is available to new and seasoned executives.


Black Agency Executives identifies and facilitates access to funding and human resources for its members and other executives. Through its extensive membership base, BAE provides an informal linkage to professional employment, consultants, trainers, workshop leaders and guest speakers. It is also a clearing house for identifying, orienting and placing talented black professionals interested in serving on non-profit Boards of Directors.


The purpose of BAE’s advocacy work is to ensure the presence of a Black voice in those arenas impacting Black executives, member organizations and the communities they serve. The focus includes the New York City and state budget allocations and contracting processes, as well as specific areas such as child welfare, black veterans, employment and training, violence, etc.


BAE hosts informal luncheons, power breakfast series, seminars and receptions in order to convene Black managers from businesses, corporations, religious communities, government, foundations and other non-profits in order to increase information sharing, personal contacts and collaborations between organizations.

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Black Agency Executives
c/o Lutheran Social Services of NY
475 Riverside Drive #1244

New York, NY 10115
ATTN: Damyn Kelly

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