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Empowering People of African Descent Through Philanthropy

ABOUT

 Where you will sit when you are old shows where you stood in youth.

~Yoruba Proverb

Being Black in America has become increasingly challenging as the gaps in education, opportunity, wage equality, and generational wealth continue to widen. The perpetual misrepresentation of the African Diaspora and miseducation of young black minds have stripped generations of their cultural identity and sense of purpose.  

The Osei Rubie Charitable Fund is the brainchild of its namesake, Osei Rubie, a lifelong advocate for “empowering people of African descent through philanthropy” to end the racial inequity. During his formative years, Rubie experienced a series of life-changing events that would become the foundation for the Fund. He lived on the continent of Africa, later discovered the untold stories of black pioneers and innovators, and began building his own legacy of success as a complement to his lineage of entrepreneurs.

The Fund was established as the philanthropic arm of National Standard Abstract (NSA), a full-service title insurance agency with expertise in residential and commercial real estate transactions. Rubie is the founder and president of the firm, which has been “the bridge to building one community at a time.” Every transaction equates to an investment into the Fund and ultimately the organizations that are working on the ground to create real change.

Success cannot be attained without self-esteem, self-determination, and self-sufficiency. Using his personal journey of self-discovery as a point of reference, Rubie has been on a mission to cultivate partnerships, help implement programs, and advance public policy that will preserve black history as American history. Breaking the cycle of poverty is the first step towards changing the narrative. 

The Osei Rubie Charitable Fund is leading by example and paving a new path towards black excellence.

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OSEI RUBIE

Osei Rubie is the founder and president of National Standard
Abstract (NSA
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, a full-service title insurance agency with expertise in residential and commercial real estate transactions.  

Since launching in 2015, NSA has closed over $1 billion in
transactions in the State Of New York as well as the State of
New Jersey. As National Standard Abstract continues to expand its geographic reach of commercial transactions, the company’s pipeline has extended outside of the northeast region with millions in affordable, market-rate & faith-based development. 

Osei is a father of four children and an advocate for community and economic development. His advocacy extends through supporting nonprofits focused on career development for Black youth through greater professional exposure and opportunities. 

 

OUR WORK

The Osei Rubie Charitable Fund is deeply committed to investing in organizations that will advance the cultural and economic empowerment of the African Diaspora in the U.S. and abroad. We provide grants to IRS-qualified public charities to support programming that will engage, educate, and equip youth of all ages with the tools for success.

In less than a year, we have sown seeds into 20+ organizations that are closing the opportunity gap for the leaders of today and tomorrow - through mentoring and scholarships.

We see the promise in the youth of our community, but life circumstances often limit their ability to achieve their full potential. Our purpose is to create a gateway for African-American youth to access critical resources that will break through those barriers and enable them to excel as scholars, athletes, influencers, innovators, and professionals.

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organizations we have supported

TESTIMONIALS


For the past six years, Future Leaders of Jamaica (FLJ) has provided financial support to some of the top high school students across Jamaica. In 2018, we awarded 36 scholarships, but because of your generous donation, we are able to increase the number of scholarship to 42 in the 2019-2020 school year. In addition, your support will make it possible for us to provide laptops to Grade 10 Students for the upcoming school year.

Thank you for your contribution.
— Future Leaders of Jamaica Board of Directors
I wanted to tell you what a major Impact this exposure had on Sekou’s life for the week of the HBCU tour. When I asked him about the schools he told me he didn’t remember much about any schools but Morehouse and that he really wanted to go that he didn’t have to have a 3.0 and he knew exactly what he needed to do to get there. He was more focused and determined than anything.
— Atiya
I attended this year’s Growing4Ward tour and I was able to do that thanks to your contributions. This tour has given me a family and has helped me find my home for the next 4 years. Before the tour, I was not sure at all what college I would be attending but after attending, I fell in love with Bowie State University and that is where I will be going this upcoming semester majoring in computer science. None of this would be possible without your help so I must thank you Mr. Rubei and National Abstract, you’ve changed a life.
— Isa McDonald

GET INVOLVED

The Osei Rubie Charitable Fund was founded as a platform to magnify the extraordinary work of organizations whose vision is to lift our community to new heights.

We believe in the African proverb, "each one, teach one," which is a reminder that we are our brothers' and sisters' keepers. It is our collective responsibility to lend a hand whenever and wherever possible to ensure the continued progression of our community.

Our greatest strength lies in the unification of our diverse talents. The organizations that we proudly support have had a tremendous impact on thousands of lives by meeting the most basic needs of families and youth. We need your help to expand their capacity and footprint within the communities that they serve.

Pay it forward, be a catalyst for change! Explore each organization, volunteer your time, and make a contribution towards one or more of these worthy causes. Get involved and pave the way for others to thrive.