Black Agency Executives organizes annual BAE Retreats. Retreats have typically had a twofold purpose: learning from practitioners, university and government staff about human service practices as a way of informing our own executives about the history and culture of customers coming to our agency doors for service. The second aspect related to bonding, networking and R&R amongst the members and guests. Past retreat destinations include South Africa, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Costa Rica, Mexico, Jamaica, US Virgin Islands, Antigua, Cuba and Panama. Also, domestic retreats have been held around New York State as well as New Orleans. Each year, at each retreat, BAE has made cash donations to some non-governmental entity: foster care, seniors, education, youth programs, housing, libraries, economic development, etc.