Our vision for the next ten years is to become the voice of diverse professionals and, through the delivery of talent development activities and compelling thought leadership, be a catalyst for the promotion of women and people of color into positions of leadership.

We cannot do this work without you.


Please make a tax-deductible donation to CUP. Your generosity will increase CUP’s capacity to deliver our programs, support a pipeline of diverse emerging leaders, and fulfill our vision to seek racial, ethnic, and gender parity in the highest business and civic leadership positions in the U.S.


  • Make Your Gift Monthly: Your consistent support of CUP allows us to better plan our leadership development programs and forums throughout the year. To make tax-deductible monthly donations of $10, $20, $30 or any amount to CUP, click here.
  • Via Check: To make a donation by mail, please print this form and send with your credit card information, a check, or a money order payable to “Council of Urban Professionals” to: The Council of Urban Professionals, Attn: Accounting Department, 55 Exchange Place, Suite 401 , New York, NY 10005.
  • Corporations and Foundations: To become a corporate or foundation funder of CUP, please contact Melina Martin, Chief of Staff, at 646.233.8950 or
  • Donations of Stock: When you transfer ownership of stock to CUP, you receive a charitable deduction for their full market value (selling price) and you avoid capital gains tax (subject to IRS deduction limits). Stock gifts are a common way for donors to contribute to 501(c)(3) organizations without depleting financial resources. To make a donation of stock to CUP, please contact Melina MartinChief of Staff, at 646.233.8950 or