Friday, August 15, 2014

Black Philanthropy Month 2014 Events: Denver & Boston

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The Denver Foundation will observe Black Philanthropy Month on August 21 with “Urban Professionals: Giving Back!,” an evening of networking and conversation featuring giving circle leaders of color in their communities. The discussion will focus on being strategic with gifts of time, talent, treasure and testimony. Event hosts include Denver African American Philanthropists and Community Investment Network. RSVP by August 19 to lsullivan@denverfoundation.org.

In related news, the foundation recently announced a $300,000 grant award from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to amplify giving in communities of color. David Miller, President and CEO of the Denver Foundation stated in a press release, “The values of generosity and giving are deeply embedded in communities of color. We simply aim to connect existing and emerging donors to philanthropic vehicles such as giving circles, scholarship funds, donor-advised funds, and business funds to support issues they care about most.”

In Boston, New England Blacks in Philanthropy (NEBIP) invites you to celebrate Black Philanthropy Month with them as they delve into the beauty of our own image.  “IN OUR OWN IMAGE” will be held on August 21 at The Film Posse, Studio 210, located at 15 Channel Center Street from 5:45pm - 7:45pm. To RSVP, contact bcarter@nebip.org.

NEBIP is currently embarking on a new study of Black donors in Boston. For more information on Giving Black: Boston and how you can join in the work, visit the website.


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