Being a member of New Generation of African American Philanthropists since 2006 has been a fantastic experience. Collectively, our giving circle members have grown and evolved as friends, caring people, civic leaders and generous souls. We’re set to celebrate our 8th birthday on June 8 and will mark the occasion with a party at King’s Kitchen. You’re welcome to come by for:
- Birthday cake, punch and celebratory champagne toasts
- World premiere “pop-up” exhibition: The Soul of Philanthropy
- Exciting announcements about Black Philanthropy Month 2014
- Info about our civic engagement initiatives, grantmaking, events, national conference and membership
Here’s more about the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1453608068211212/
Stroll back along our journey with the photo slideshow below, which features members and events from June 8, 2006 until now. — VF
Tomorrow is the summer solstice and official start of summer. Last month, I waxed poetic about Carolina springtimes. While I love the solstice, seeing spring leave is bittersweet.
Here’s another set of photos from earlier this spring. These are from my birthday visit to Charleston, South Carolina, specifically Middleton Place Farm and Gardens. My marvelous day at Middleton was a March surprise from a friend “as good as spring itself.” — VF
“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
A Moveable Feast
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” — William Shakespeare
March 15, 44 B.C.: Beware of any friends named Brutus! Julius Caesar laughed off a soothsayer’s warning and was assassinated by his frenemy 2056 years ago today. from Goodreads.com
The Ides of March, while clearly not a good day for Julius Caesar, has inevitably been a great day for me. And today has been no except. More on my birthday weekend tomorrow.