...And still, we RISE.

Resilience, Integrity, Strength, Equity.

BT RISE is committed to the idea that everyone – particularly women and people in need – should have access to the resources required to achieve financial security and independence.

Bring your whole self to all you do

I believe that knowledge is power and that you must be the change you want to see in the world. With that in mind, I launched BT RISE to help and empower others – particularly women and individuals from underserved communities – to access the resources required to achieve financial security and independence. BT RISE represents resilience, integrity, strength, and equity, and we believe that by working together, we can help individuals and families achieve financial independence. As the CEO of BT RISE, I draw upon my corporate and community leadership experiences and my deep expertise in the financial services industry to offer various forms of support, including advisory services, covering training and development expenses, reviewing business plans, and providing financial grants.

Barbara Turner

CEO, Community Leader, Change Agent

Building Financially Strong and Thriving Families and Communities

BT RISE is committed to economic empowerment and education of women, and underserved communities.

Empower, Inspire, Educate

Financial security and independence are integral to sustainable success for our communities and families. BT RISE provides support and infrastructure to help women and people in underserved communities reach their goals for generations to come.
“The grant funds we received from BT RISE has made it possible for us to execute on opportunities in our pipeline giving us a strong start to Q4. We are grateful for this investment and plan to pay it forward”

Means Cameron


Black Owned

“Bethany House is thrilled to receive support from BT RISE! This grant will provide financial assistance to women and children transitioning from emergency shelter to independent living and build the health, well-being, and self-sufficiency of families in need.”

Daniel Flynn

Chief Development Officer

Bethany House

“Our ability to help expose our youth to college and career pathways in the creative fields depends almost entirely on the support of organizations like BT RISE and the Turner Family Foundation. With this kind of support we are confident that we can prepare young black and brown kids to become our region’s creative problem solvers.”

Damian Hoskins

Executive Director

Elementz Hip Hop
Cultural Art Center

BT RISE Community Impact Partners


We help build strong families and communities through advocacy, economic empowerment, and education.