Friday, December 2, 2011

Celebrating Black Philanthropy in Washington, DC

Hello Readers!

Join me and Charlotte contributor Valaida Fullwood at the Black Philanthropic Alliance's annual meeting on December 5, 2011. Valaida will be the featured keynote speaker discussing the centuries old tradition of giving back in the African American community and will sign copies of her newly released book, Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists. Giving Back includes stories and images of more than 200 people whose lives influenced the legacy of the broad spectrum of Black philanthropists.

If you're in the DC area, visit Busboys and Poets to purchase the book and mention 'Black Philanthropic Alliance' to receive a 10% discount off the purchase price.

PNC Bank
800 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC
8:30 - 11:30 am
Tickets are $25 for non-members/$15 members.

Today is the last day to purchase tickets online. Visit HERE to RSVP.

DC's Young and Powerful Group to Host December Brunch Series

On Sunday, December 18th, I am excited to serve as the December mentor for DC's Young and Powerful monthly brunch series in Washington, DC. The mission of “The Brunch Series” Mentorship Program is to provide young professionals, 21-30 years old, with career insight, guidance and the opportunity to interact with successful professionals in a relaxed setting. Past mentors include Allison Seymour, FOX 5 DC news anchor; Tiffany Cross, head of African American Outreach for the National Education Association and Karen Richardson, Associate Director, Office of Public Engagement for the Obama Administration.

To apply for the brunch series, visit HERE.

The Young & Powerful Group (Y&P) is a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to training future leaders and empowering young professionals to serve disadvantaged communities.

You can get even more news and stories on black philanthropy by following our twitter accounts: @BlkGivesBack @BlkGivesBackNY @BlkGivesBackCLT and @BlkGivesBackATL; and our Facebook and Linkedin pages! 

And check out my commentary on what the three Connecticut hedge fund managers should do with their lottery winnings in the NY Times HERE.