3 Questions With ... Dr. Daria J. Willis in Celebration of Black Philanthropy Month - WGC's Our Giving, Our Stories - 8/4
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, Dr. Daria J. Willis:
What moves you to give your time, talent and financial resources?
I want to see a better world for my children. All regardless of the circumstances deserve equal access to all this world has to offer.
When did you start giving to issues that are important to you?
I learned from a very early age the importance of giving back to those in need. My mother sent me on a missionary trip as a child which exposed me to an entirely different world outside of my own. I was a regular volunteer at children’s and elderly shelters with my church, and I sought a variety of leadership opportunities in school that was in service to others. I naturally carried over these beliefs into adulthood.
What advice do you have for those interested in giving back?
Don’t complain about it if you’re not willing to help.
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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