3 Questions With ... Ossie Clay in Celebration of Black Philanthropy Month - WGC's Our Giving, Our Stories - 8/17
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, Ossie Clay:
What moves you to give your time, talent and financial resources?
I was moved to serve on the Howard County Commission of Women because I wanted to make a difference for women of our County. Establishing the Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame recognizing and honoring significant contributions of distinguished Women Leaders of Howard County will leave a historical legacy for future generations.
When did you start giving to issues that are important to you?
As a teenager my parents instilled in me the value of rendering service to others.
What advice do you have for those interested in giving back?
My advice for those interested in giving back would be to make yourself aware of opportunities where you can give service to others no matter how small.
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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