Monday, March 9, 2009

African American Philanthropy In the News

The Women's Fund of Miami-Dade County has recently appointed its first African American leader. Debi Harris, a Howard University graduate shared, “I kind of feel like [President] Barack Obama on this one. I am African-American absolutely… I am proud of that, but I don’t know if that will have as much impact on the role.” Read article here.

Part 2 of Strengthening the Legacy of Black Philanthropy in the Chicago Philanthropy Examiner focuses on the role of 'the giver.' Read article here.

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The Seventh National Conference on Black Philanthropy "Strengthening Black Communities through Time, Talent and Treasure"

Introducing "A Philanthropic Covenant with Black America"
Featured keynote speakers are Chris Gardner, entrepreneur and author of 'The Pursuit of Happyness' and actor Michael Douglas

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March 29 - April 1, 2009
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