A Most Cherished Gift

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of all things to give
among the most cherished gifts
is simply a chance

— ava wood

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scenes from a pdg, hbd

last month’s nomadic wandering led to a pretty da*n good and happy birthday. actually, it was a celebratory week that took me from the south carolina coast to the hills of north carolina’s wine country.

Seeing Through An Altered Lens

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We not only alter the lens on philanthropy, we also amplify Black voices in a myriad of ways. Here’s a link to the latest Giving Back Project (GBP) e-blast, with highlights, pics and video on our new touring exhibit: Watch Us Amplify The Soul of Philanthropy

Almost three years ago, we produced our first GBP video [ philanthropy reframed ] to alter and amplify voices, views and vibes. Happy to see that video surpass 3000 views this week!

GBP is based on the premise that the people comprising our communities and philanthropic institutions would benefit, immensely, by changing the scope of how we all see ourselves and by listening to understand, more often and far better.

— VF

‘Stick To Love’

“I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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‘LOVE Wall’ of The Soul of Philanthropy exhibition at JCSU

Remembering that Dr. King was assassinated April 4, 1968 and striving to sustain his legacy 47 years later through our work on Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited.

‘Someone Gave 4 Me’

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“LOVE wall” pic from The Soul of Philanthropy exhibit at JCSU.

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Another NEW View, Vibe, Voice and Video on Philanthropy

TheSoulofPhilanthropy.com

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Can You Afford Not To?

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A photograph from the outdoor element of “The Soul of Philanthropy” exhibit at JCSU.

Love this!

— VF

 

Opening ‘The Soul of Philanthropy’

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Two weeks ago we opened Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited in Charlotte at Johnson C. Smith University. For me, the day felt like a dream sequence. Check out these photos and recap via this link.

— VF

Wouldn’t It Be Loverly: My Video for Valentine’s Day

PHILANTHROPY simply means: love of what it means to be human.

I’m a bit of a dreamer, but wouldn’t it be great if we heeded the message of this video?
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Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited

Join us for the inaugural exhibit opening for Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited on February 20, featuring Author A’Lelia Bundles, great-great-granddaughter of iconic entrepreneur and philanthropist Madam C.J. Walker.

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A’Lelia Bundles at the Schomburg Center, NYC, 2015

Exhibit Opening • The Soul of Philanthropy

Guest speaker: Author A’Lelia Bundles

Friday, February 20

6:00-9:30 pm

Johnson C. Smith University

R.S.V.P

Check out our latest e-blast for more info.

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