“I really didn’t see myself as being a philanthropist but now I really do, I feel like I am philanthropist, it is really sweet. I think it is future-looking to bring this exhibit and share it with the community.” — ROMAINE HARRIS, visitor to The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited
Gave away my soul
Giving back to get it back
Given what I know
Poem, Day 16
After returning from the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff (UAPB), which held a reception and program in conjunction with The Soul of Philanthropy exhibit, today I’m re-posting a featured haiku from my book and exhibit. I wrote this one about five or six years ago on a day I was playing around with various idioms and conjugated forms of the verb to give. The haiku emerged pretty quickly and effortlessly and it perfectly sums up my thoughts, then and now.
The UAPB exhibit in Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center was beautiful and filled with students wandering through. Below are some photos from my Arkansas visit. — VF
“This is an exhilarating display of photographs, quotes and digital programming that educates the public about the importance of philanthropy and the historical aspects of giving in the Black community.”
— Camillia Rodgers, Ph.D., Executive Director, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Houston, TX
READ MORE at BlackGivesBack.com: ‘The Soul of Philanthropy’ Exhibit and Programs Open in Houston
Giving back, summed up.
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
While it’s disputed who first said it, that quote IS true.
Today we packed up at Johnson C. Smith University for Denver—the next stop of The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited.
In August, the exhibition will be on display at Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, with community partners that include: The Denver Foundation, The Denver CO Chapter, The Links, Incorporated, DAAP – Denver African American Philanthropists and Spin Denver.
A photograph from the outdoor element of “The Soul of Philanthropy” exhibit at JCSU.