Celebrate National Black Philanthropy Month
National Black Philanthropy Month, an annual month-long, global celebration of African-descent giving, was created in August 2011 by Dr. Jackie Bouvier Copeland and the Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network (PAWPNet) and is held every August. It serves as an invitation to all African American communities and their allies to reflect on and promote the power of giving to transform lives. The month, also, highlights the contributions of black organizations and promotes increased financial support and sustainability for those initiatives. A closer look at philanthropy overall, shows that African Americans donate a larger share of their income to charities than any other group in the nation. Moreover, despite the racial wealth gap, African Americans give at a higher rate, even though their family median household income is almost $20,000 less than all other families in America, according to the Brookings Institution.
In addition to Black Philanthropy Month, National Black Giving Day (August 28) has been organized to showcase and support this dynamic. Giving to organizations that aim at improving the quality of life of the African American community, not only enhances their ability operate and grow, but also creates the opportunity of increased political imagination for communities and fosters self-sufficiency in individuals that have been long marginalized and excluded in many ways from wealth building. This August we choose to celebrate all of these forces. Join us for one of our many events throughout National Black Philanthropy Month with support from the Griffith Family Foundation and the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.
Press Conference | August 2 | 10:00am | Ruth Hartley Moseley Center at 626 Spring Street Macon GA 31201
Issa Happy Hour | August 8 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm | Griffith Family Foundation Headquarters at 564 Mulberry St Macon GA 31201
Read Between the Wines Book Discussion | August 15 | 5:30pm | Griffith Family Foundation Headquarters at 564 Mulberry St Macon GA 31201
Will Seminar | Saturday, August 24 | 10:00am – 11:00am | Kingdom Life at 2138 Shurling Drive, Macon, GA 31211
The Cookout with the National Pan Hellenic Council of Macon | Saturday, August 24 | 2:00 – 5:00pm | Tattnall Square Park 1155 College St, Macon, GA 31201
Giving Black Day Celebration | August 28 | 6:00pm | Douglass Theatre at 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, GA 31201
Grant Writing Workshop with the Middle Georgia Regional Library | August 29 | 5:30pm | Washington Memorial Library at 1180 Washington Ave, Macon, GA 31201
Giving Black Day
If you are a member of an organization that works to improve the quality of life, including but not limited to the economic, educational, political and/or physical conditions, of the African American community in the Central Georgia region and would like to participate in Black Philanthropy Month, please visit https://givingblackday.mightycause.com/giving-events/gbd19 to verify the terms of participation and register your organization. You may qualify to win one of five (5) $100 prizes will be awarded and one (1) $250 prize, that will be awarded during the day on Giving Black Day. All registered participants will be eligible to win. Recipients will be notified at the end of Giving Black Day.