Let me tell you about my giving circle!
Actually, let members of the circle tell you who they are and what we value in the slideshow below.
I value being a part of a group that embraces continual learning, awards grants to support philanthropic causes, engages diverse audiences to raise our collective consciousness, advances social justice, seeks innovation and impact, explores a myriad of possibilities and supports each other while supporting our community.
For our 10th anniversary, members and friends of New Generation of African American Philanthropists engaged in #31AugustDays, a social media messaging campaign in observance of Black Philanthropy Month. The slideshow below is a compilation of the messages shared each day last month to elevate our culture of giving. An august group, celebrating an August of Black philanthropy. Enjoy!
On June 9, 2016, Charlotte’s New Generation of African American Philanthropists celebrated its 10th anniversary at The Wadsworth Estate. Giving circle members—current, past and prospective—gathered for “White Party, Black Giving,” an event with food, drinks, live music, reminiscing, friendship and shared purpose.
See a couple of event photos below, and dozens at: XOXO | Ten Years of A Circle & Love
Original iContact communiqué: See The Power of Ten
June 8 marked the 10th anniversary of New Generation of African American Philanthropists. Celebration of the occasion took place on June 9 with a “White Party” at the Wadsworth Estate, where the giving circle’s initial gathering took place in 2006.
More than 60 circle members and friends attended the event. Tin Kitchen food truck was on site to prepare made-to-order specialty tacos and sliders with fresh gourmet ingredients. A Jazz trio, featuring bass player Tim Singh, performed throughout the evening. Photographers Ebony Stubbs and Michael Dantzler captured moments and scenes from the party, including NGAAP Charlotte’s annual group portrait.
A program with brief remarks from members was followed by a new video, chronicling the circle’s philanthropic work and membership from the past decade.
The celebration continues all year, and you are invited to participate in these ways:
- Apply for a GRANT thru July 8
- Become a MEMBER at $365/year—a dollar a day
- Attend upcoming FORUM w/ NBMBAA on June 23 (see flyer below)
- Make a gift to the GIVING BACK PROJECT, which produced the book Giving Back, launched the groundbreaking exhibit “The Soul of Philanthropy” and continually promotes conscious giving for social change
Join us in exercising the power of 10!