3 Questions With ... Doris H. Ligon in Celebration of Black Philanthropy Month - WGC's Our Giving, Our Stories - 8/3
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, Doris H. Ligon:
What moves you to give your time, talent and financial resources?
I witnessed my parents “acts of giving” all of my life and theirs until they physically left this earth. So I give, having witnessed it, but also because I care. With limitations, I decide time and/or resources to be invested and must feel my support/involvement will aid in the directions of positive change.
When did you start giving to issues that are important to you?
We, as a family, have been giving all of our adult lives.
What advice do you have for those interested in giving back?
Check the mission statement, events and activities and feedback. Ask yourself why you are giving. Can you afford the time and resources and are you giving because you care and feel the need or were you “dragged” into it.
Learn more about the WGC's "Our Giving, Our Stories!" Series celebrating Black Philanthropy Month every day in August 2022.
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