3 Questions With ... Anika Baty-Mills in Celebration of Black Philanthropy Month - WGC's Our Giving, Our Stories - 8/26
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 Anika Baty-Mills:
What moves you to give your time, talent and financial resources?
There were (and are) so many women in my life that poured into me, so it is natural to want to give what I have received. I also feel a responsibility to further the legacy of the many women that came before me. Those women who sacrificed in order to give me the opportunity to succeed. Giving back to someone else in the community is how I show my gratitude.
When did you start giving to issues that are important to you?
I have always been active and volunteered since I was a junior high school student. It is a part of how I was raised and I am excited about the opportunities to do even more.
What advice do you have for those interested in giving back?
Any amount of time you give is worth it! Don't burden yourself with thinking it has to be a grand gesture. Grand gestures are awesome, but every little bit helps. Find something you care about, and I promise there is an organization out there to help you get involved.
Where do you focus your time, talent, and treasure?
They all provide wonderful services supporting members of our community.
Learn more about the WGC's "Our Giving, Our Stories!" Series celebrating Black Philanthropy Month every day in August 2022.
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