From BPM: ‘Feed Your Soul’ Lecture Series Highlights African American Giving in Arizona

up early in phoenix, no sun rising yet.
prepping for talk on legacy left,
once our brief sun is set.

19 Feb 2014

Here’s a link to the piece on  the Arizona Community Foundation  lunch event during Black History Month:

“Feed Your Soul” Lecture Series Highlights African American Giving in Arizona

Student government leaders from Phoenix Job Corps members at ACF lunch event

Student government leaders from Phoenix Job Corps at ACF lunch event

My soul was fed that day.

— VF

Thrice Is Nice

Three consecutive events are on the horizon where my giving circle and/or I will lead discussions about various facets of philanthropy. Civic discourse and public perceptions are shifting about the essence of philanthropy and how we can practice it to benefit the beloved community. There’s far more work to do, but the seeds of our long collective effort are blossoming and I couldn’t be happier.

“Feed Your Soul” Lecture Series, Feb 19
Arizona Community Foundation

“What Will Be Your Legacy?” Panel Discussion, Feb 22
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture

“We’re Bringing Giving Back” Presentation, Feb 26
Association of Fundraising Professionals-Charlotte Chapter

More info is here and here. Come join us!

(and this doesn’t even include this weekend’s retreat with members of New Generation of African American Philanthropists, where we’ll plant more seeds for gatherings, grants and giving in 2014.)

Phoenix Foundation’s ‘Feed Your Soul’ Series

Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul. — Dorothy Day, journalist and social activist

Phoenix rising on the horizon as the Arizona Community Foundation presents its Feed Your Soul lecture series.

Photography by Charles W. Thomas, Jr.

Photography by Charles W. Thomas, Jr.

“In honor of Black History Month, the Black Philanthropy Initiative will host an intimate discussion regarding the history of African American giving, featuring Valaida Fullwood, author of Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists, and Charlene Tarver, Esq., estate planning attorney.

Join us as we investigate the journey through Black traditions in giving and explore ways to drive change in our communities.”

More info here.