3 Questions With ... Andrea Moore in Celebration of Black Philanthropy Month - WGC's Our Giving, Our Stories - 8/20
WGC's 2022 "Our Giving, Our Stories" Series in Celebration of Black Philanthropy Month
The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County is proud to continue our support for Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), observed every August! The primary aims of BPM are informing, involving, inspiring and investing in Black philanthropic leadership to strengthen African-American and African-descent giving in all its forms, for the benefit of our planet, our communities, our organizations and our lives.
One way WGC is doing this is through WGC's "Our Giving, Our Stories!" daily profile Series each August. Each day this month we are sharing daily profiles of incredible women in our community who are giving in so many ways - in celebration of Black Philanthropy Month.
Today, we elevate the voice and story of philanthropist, Andrea Moore:
What moves you to give your time, talent and financial resources?
I was interviewed for Italian Cosmopolitan magazine some 20 years ago and they asked me where I saw myself in the future. I responded that I would like to take my travels and experiences back to Columbia MD where I grew up and GIVE BACK. That is my motivation. When COVID hit and my family and I saw lines of people waiting for food we mobilized and have yet to stop.
When did you start giving to issues that are important to you?
It began growing up in Columbia. I was a member of Tots n Teens and we use to go visit Nursing homes and go into Baltimore and serve at soup kitchens. It continued throughout college especially after I became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc at American University. I come from a long line of AKA women that were teachers and servant leaders in the community.
What advice do you have for those interested in giving back?
Just do it! If you see a need that is not fulfilled. Roll up your sleeves and make it happen. We all have unique talents and experiences and it is important to be involved in the community that you live in. My childhood girlfriend shared with me that we are givers and a closed hand can only take.
Where do you focus your time, talent, and treasure?
Learn more about the WGC's "Our Giving, Our Stories!" Series celebrating Black Philanthropy Month every day in August 2022.
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