From BGB :: Amidst A Season of Change, Black Giving Matters

AUGUST IS BLACK PHILANTHROPY MONTH—an unprecedented coordinated initiative to strengthen African-American and African-descent giving in all its forms.

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Entering its fifth year of observance, Black Philanthropy Month is designed as a multimedia campaign—online and within communities—to inform, inspire and invest in Black philanthropic leadership. High-impact events, media stories, service projects and giving opportunities compose the annual campaign, which kicks off today, August 1. We’re amidst a season of change and ‪#‎blackgivingmatters‬.

Sponsors of BPM 2015 include: The Cleveland FoundationPOISE Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

From BGB :: Hartford Fdn Celebrates Black Philanthropy with Stories of Inspiration

It’s been two months since my last blog post due, in large part, to a full travel schedule for book talks and preparations for the upcoming launch of the “Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited” exhibition. (More to come about the exhibit over the next few months!!!)

Here’s a BlackGivesBack.com story about my visit to Hartford, Connecticut in September: Hartford Foundation Celebrates Black Philanthropy with Stories of Inspiration.

Enjoy!

— VF

‘Keep going, no matter what’

Today is the last day of Black History Month and I have the pleasure of traveling to NYC for a special event on Black Philanthropy hosted by BlackGivesBack.com and JPMorgan.

“Keep goingno matter what.” — Reginald F. Lewis

For the event I will have the joy of interviewing author Christina Lewis Halpern, daughter of the late business titan Reginald Lewis. Christina recently published her memoir Lonely at the Top about her life and experiences as the daughter of a highly successful and acclaimed entrepreneur, attorney and philanthropist who died too early. You can buy Christina’s book at Amazon and follow her on Twitter at @clewishalpern. More on this event later….gotta catch a flight! — VF

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