State of the HeART Philanthropy | New Generation of African American Philanthropists
September 1 opens the door to another year of Black giving in all its forms. Let’s keep giving augustly, and celebrate together again next August!
In substance and in symbolism, The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited represents our giving circle’s gifts of time, talent and treasure. It is part of our civic leadership in reframing portraits of philanthropy. Through the power of art and culture, the exhibit is designed as a call to action toward a movement of conscious giving for social change.
On September 5, the Pop-Up, Abridged Edition of “The Soul of Philanthropy” exhibit opens to the public at Charlotte’s Levine Museum of the New South. It will run through February 2016—Black History Month. Visit and you will see the exhibition celebrates our stories, which span the Old South and the New South. Our circle’s work is also shaping The South of the Future, because we recognize that Black giving matters.
Come to see philanthropy differently.
New Generation of African American Philanthropists
Group portrait featured above was taken at The Green, Charlotte, North Carolina, August 16, 2015. Members and the year they joined the giving circle are listed below and ordered as pictured from left to right.
- Tiffany Graham, 2014
- Bernadette Johnson, 2013
- Lisa Moore, 2014
- Qiana Austin, 2014
- Diatra Fullwood, 2006
- Ed Franklin, 2008
- Donna Murray, 2014
- Rashad Davis, 2006
- Keysha Walker, 2013
- Robyn Massey, 2014
- Charles Thomas, 2011
- Dawn Fisher, 2008
- Jerel Harvey, 2013
- Todd Pipkin, 2014
- Valaida Fullwood, 2006
- Shawna Freeman, 2015
- Reginald White, 2015
- Victoria White, 2015
- Cathy Peterson, 2006
- Tiffani Teachey, 2015
- Michael DeVaul, 2015
- Renee Bradford, 2006
- Kia Lyons, 2015
- Clarence Lyons, 2013
- Albert Carter, 2015 (not pictured)
- Emma Allen, 2015 (not pictured)
- Eric Law, 2006 (not pictured)
- Jehan Shamsid-Deen, 2006 (not pictured)
- Meka Sales, 2009 (not pictured)
- Melandee Jones, 2007 (not pictured)
- Patricia Martelly, 2006 (not pictured)
- Steven Pearson, 2014 (not pictured)
Photographer: Rae Images
Get in the picture! Contribute to or join our circle at New-Philanthropists.org.
We released an e-newsletter today to mark the ninth year of New Generation of African American Philanthropists—the Charlotte-based giving circle behind Giving Back and The Soul of Philanthropy. Click here to check out our latest news.
PHILANTHROPY simply means: love of what it means to be human.
I’m a bit of a dreamer, but wouldn’t it be great if we heeded the message of this video
Top 10 :: Year in Review from New Generation of African American Philanthropists: http://www.icontact-archive.com/jp_xUj0qFyktMLO8BwbS6bPR8EdwvIs9?w=1
Here’s to 2014, gone but not forgotten!
Floating somewhere on Cloud 8.7 is where I’ve landed one week after NGAAP-Charlotte’s BPM 2014: Forum For Civic Leadership.
Here’s a link to a recap and photos on BlackGivesBack.com:
‘What’s Community Got To Do With It?’ A Civic Engagement Forum in Observance of Black Philanthropy Month
Barely ever happier.
The Honorable Daniel Clodfelter, Mayor of Charlotte, has proclaimed August 2014 as Black Philanthropy Month!
At Tuesday’s BPM 2014 :: Forum For Civic Leadership, City Councilman David Howard opened the event by reading the City of Charlotte’s proclamation. And I’m proud to share it with you. If the version below proves illegible, you can also access it via this link: City of Charlotte BPM Proclamation.
Though not a public official, I’ll seize the occasion to call upon ALL public officials; givers of the luminary and everyday variety; professionals and volunteers from the philanthropic and nonprofit realm; faith-based congregants; the young and the forever young-hearted; and all the people of Charlotte and beyond:
- To observe this month,
- To celebrate the cultural richness and philanthropic spirit of our community, and
- To recognize the vital role generosity plays in ensuring a healthy, safe and prosperous community in which to live, work and flourish.
Black Philanthropy Month. August…and giving augustly, year-round!
While it’s not a Justin Timberlake kind of “sexy,” it’s a topic we think is pretty hot. So…We’re Bringing Giving Back!
Join us Wednesday, February 26, when New Generation of African American Philanthropists will present at the February lunch meeting of Association of Fundraising Professional (AFP), Charlotte Chapter.
Find more info here: AFP Charlotte February 2014 Monthly Meeting
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.)