Throughout his life, B.Michael supported a diversity of community institutions, electoral campaigns, ballot initiatives and social movements consistent with his values. He often encouraged others to invest as well.
In his Will, he included two nonprofit organizations, The Audre Lorde Project and Other Countries, which received significant contributions to further their missions.
Here are some of the priorities to which B.Michael directed his dollars:
United Negro College Fund :: 1981-82
Joint Center for Political Studies and Economic Studies :: 1987
Northeastern University School of Law :: Fund for the Public Interest :: 1988
Operations Crossroads Africa :: 1989
Dance Theater Workshop :: 1990
Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center :: 1996
Gay Men of African Descent :: 1997
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission :: 2000