Monday, October 6, 2014

Hartford Foundation Celebrates Black Philanthropy with Stories of Inspiration

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Valaida Fullwood with guests at the Hartford Foundation’s “Celebrating Black Philanthropy”
event on September 23, 2014

HARTFORD, CT – On September 23, 2014, the Hartford Foundation hosted “Celebrating Black Philanthropy: Stories of Inspiration” that featured guest speaker Valaida Fullwood, author of Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists, and showcased videos of local philanthropists who shared their stories of giving.

In an interview with the foundation, Fullwood shared what inspires her to do the work that she does:

“The knowledge that theres a cultural legacy of giving and generosity among people of African descent in America, and yet many people, including people from Black communities, tend to ignore or discount that fact. There are too many opportunities to address disparities and crises within our communities to exclude Black giving in any form.”

Fullwood was also featured on Fox CT to share more about Giving Back and its purpose, highlights from the event and Black Philanthropy Month.

View more event photos and the foundation’s black philanthropy video series here 

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