Where to Buy Giving Back

 

Valaida Fullwood (author), Charles W. Thomas Jr. (photographer) and Casajulie (cover and book designer

GIVING BACK: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists reframes portraits of philanthropy with inspiring photography and stories of generosity.Read an Excerpt 

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WHERE TO BUY THE BOOK

GIVING BACK is available from these online retailers:

The book also is available in your town through your favorite bookseller.

In Charlotte, North Carolina, you can find it at these locations:

  • Gantt Center Museum Shop
  • Barnes and Noble
  • Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
  • Levine Museum of the New South Shop
  • Park Road Books

You also can purchase copies directly from members of the collective giving circle New Generation of African American Philanthropists. All books purchased support the circle’s ongoing grantmaking and mission, which are summarized at: New-Philanthropists.org.

MORE ABOUT GIVING BACK

“A story that has not been told!” asserts noted scholar on philanthropy Claire Gaudiani about Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists. Giving Back reframes philanthropy with a vast collection of photography and stories, revealing centuries-old customs that endure throughout the African Diaspora. During slavery and its aftermath in America, communities would have perished without the generosity, innovation and sacrifices of its members—who rarely are heralded as philanthropists.

Through inquiry, interviews and images, writer Valaida Fullwood and photographer Charles Thomas engage over 200 black donors and explore such questions as: How do you define philanthropy? Juxtaposing photographs and narratives, Giving Back illuminates transcendent truths and elicits new thinking about philanthropy.

A perfect gift, Giving Back is a well of inspiration for lovers of photography, culture and humanity. Every book purchased keeps giving, since proceeds are invested in philanthropic causes—and since the stories inspire readers to give.

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Seeing Differently

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The Giving Back Project was conceived of 11 years ago for the express purpose of “reframing portraits of philanthropy”. Today both the pop-up edition and the comprehensive version of The Soul of Philanthropy are traveling the country and stimulating new conversations and collaboration among wide-ranging groups.

Our latest short film Deeper Than Your Pockets features foundation heads and community leaders who have hosted past exhibitions. It helps make the case for the exhibit and affirms its value to philanthropy, community building and Black culture.

Watch to hear their stories!

Three weeks ago, The Soul of Philanthropy, Pop-Up, Abridged Edition was featured at Durham’s Carolina Theatre during Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration, which was convened by UNC-Chapel Hill.

After a spectacular, three-month run, the Columbia, SC exhibition came to a close on May 6.  Thank you Richland Library, Women Engaged (W.E.) Giving Circle, and Central Carolina Community Foundation for your visionary leadership and thoughtful approaches as co-presenters of the exhibition.

Announcements of new exhibitions in the South, along the Mid-Atlantic and across the Midwest are coming soon. These exhibitions and related public programs promote understanding and inclusion and are working to reshape 21st-century philanthropy.

 Come to see philanthropy differently.

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