This initiative first envisioned by the African American Development Officers organization
will center around exhibitions a major interactive
exhibition at the Auburn Avenue Research Library November 1, 2017 to January 22, 2018.
The exhibit is based on the literary creation of Valaida Fullwood featuring photographs by Charles W. Thomas Jr. The exhibition and book explore the African American philanthropy experience and giving traditions grounded in faith, mutuality, responsibility and social justice.
The Atlanta Steering Committee is committed to bringing the exhibition, reinforced with robust support programming, to Atlanta as a catalyst in mobilizing the Black community to affirm their identity as philanthropists. The vision is to provide narrative and recognition of Black philanthropy, acknowledge the impact of Black giving, energize the next generation of Black philanthropists and to develop a community-wide social action contract.
As we honor the non-traditional giver who “made a way out of no way” along side of those of wealth and means, we hope that this reveal will encourage increased philanthropic participation. Individuals, organizations, churches, schools, etc. across all boundaries will be involved in the message, the process, and outcomes.
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO FIND YOUR OWN GIVING PATH
As part of Black Philanthropy Month, TSOP’s first engagement event is Tuesday, August 22nd at 6:30pm at Auburn Ave Research Library. For Us By Us: An Insider’s Look on Investing in Issues Affecting Black Communities Participants will hear from insiders in the foundation and investment worlds on how funding is being provided and how they can be proactive in supporting Black communities. Confirmed speakers:
• Charmain Ward, Southern Company, Moderator
• Birgit Burton, GA Tech
• Joy Webb, Circle of Joy Giving Circle
• Calvin Ward, Wells Fargo
• LaTosha Brown, Truth
Opportunities for learning and sharing about philanthropy from many different aspects will be available before and during the exhibition. There are as many creative ways of giving as there are causes. Watch this section for postings of activities and ways you can become engaged.
• In the Faith Based Community
• Family Foundations
• Nonprofit Organizations
• Matching Fund Employers
• Neighborhood Initiatives
Walk further down a path you know, seek a different road or use a new tool to light whichever direction you take. Make a difference with a little or a lot.
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