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.

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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
  • Paper Skyscraper
  • Park Road Books
  • The Bag Lady
  • The Mint Museum Shop

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.

For more information from the book’s distributor, visit John F. Blair, Publisher, online.

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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Former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Bernard Gantt at Jazzy 2016

As the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts & Culture revs up for its major fundraiser, Jazzy Holiday Gala 2017—which, by the way, will be the COOLEST ever—here are some photos and the new sizzle reel from Jazzy 2016 (thanks to the most-talented Ben Premeaux!).  After such an awesomely rosy and red hot event last year, I can’t wait to share with you my ideas for Jazzy 2017!

Photos and a recap of past years can be found here and here and here.

Please watch and enjoy the sizzle reel! https://youtu.be/gcTtXhqN3rA

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