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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.
- 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.
The Denver opening of Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited, over the August 1st weekend, summed up in photography.
Still reframing portraits of philanthropy!
- Flor Blake, The Denver Foundation
- Andrea Murray, A-Dre Productions
- Valaida Fulllwood, The Giving Back Project
We not only alter the lens on philanthropy, we also amplify Black voices in a myriad of ways. Here’s a link to the latest Giving Back Project (GBP) e-blast, with highlights, pics and video on our new touring exhibit: Watch Us Amplify The Soul of Philanthropy
Almost three years ago, we produced our first GBP video [ philanthropy reframed ] to alter and amplify voices, views and vibes. Happy to see that video surpass 3000 views this week!
GBP is based on the premise that the people comprising our communities and philanthropic institutions would benefit, immensely, by changing the scope of how we all see ourselves and by listening to understand, more often and far better.
A photograph from the outdoor element of “The Soul of Philanthropy” exhibit at JCSU.
Join us for the inaugural exhibit opening for Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited on February 20, featuring Author A’Lelia Bundles, great-great-granddaughter of iconic entrepreneur and philanthropist Madam C.J. Walker.
Exhibit Opening • The Soul of Philanthropy
Guest speaker: Author A’Lelia Bundles
Friday, February 20
Johnson C. Smith University
Check out our latest e-blast for more info.
Three stories have come my way the last week or two, revealing how the video introducing Giving Back, titled [ philanthropy reframed ], is being used as a tool with a range of groups and in a variety of settings. Immense satisfaction fills me when I hear these stories. With a running time of a whopping 2.5 minutes, the book trailer took nearly as long to produce as the book and required eking out every ounce of my perseverance and resourcefulness.
So here’s one example of how and why the video is being shared with youth:
“Our Jack and Jill teens group is comprised of five young people in high school. …They are committed to philanthropy and giving back—a characteristic that will distinguish them as a small but mighty set of young people, and we are using ‘philanthropy reframed’ as an orientation to owning the language.”
Then there’s this example:
“I shared ‘philanthropy reframed‘ in a [church] seminar just this past week. Your personal advice about connection, audience and your speaking engagements touched me…a wonderful reminder of God’s grace, and how He works through people too.”
And then there’s this piece that was sent to a friend and then forwarded to me:
“… I was recently in a leadership training workshop and we viewed a short video that YOU were in!!! It was about the changing face of philanthropy. Basically African Americans’ increasing role in philanthropy…Many people from my leadership class (including myself) wanted a copy of that video! If you have it, can you forward me a link or URL to that video? It was super impact-ful!”
So if you’ve never seen it or it’s been a while, here it is . . .
New voices. New vibe. New video. New view on philanthropy.
Watch our new 2.5-minute video trailer for the Giving Back Project and its centerpiece publication, Giving Back. The project is a civic engagement campaign comprising artful stories and photography that reframe portraits of philanthropy.
For too long, philanthropy has been narrowly defined by great wealth and large monetary gifts. Prevailing stories about giving often exclude generous everyday people and feed false notions about who can give and make a difference. Changing the world requires us to rethink and reframe philanthropy.
The Giving Back Project brings new content and fresh approaches to include a wider slice of society in philanthropy. Through our publications, multimedia presentations and interactive community forums, we lift up inspiring stories of everyday givers.
- Literary arts
- Spoken-word poetry
- Oral history
- Digital media
- Social networking
No matter the medium, our stories promote the belief that we all can and should give back, no matter our age or our circumstances. We celebrate generous gifts of time, talent and treasure and venture to reclaim the root meaning of philanthropy, love of humanity.
The Giving Back Project aims to ignite a movement of conscientious philanthropy by empowering a generation to recognize its power and responsibility to give back.
Join us…and get your give on!