3 Questions With ... Rhonda Jones in Celebration of Black Philanthropy Month - WGC's Our Giving, Our Stories - 8/2
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, Rhonda Jones:
What moves you to give your time, talent and financial resources?
It is our obligation to use our time, talents, and financial resources to benefit others. Our ancestors sacrificed so much for us to succeed. We, in turn, have to do our part to help our communities thrive to ensure our survival well beyond our lifetime.
When did you start giving to issues that are important to you?
I began volunteering when I was a Girl Scout and continued into adulthood.
What advice do you have for those interested in giving back?
Don't wait to experience the joy of giving back. There are millions of organizations and causes needing your voice, expertise, and help. Start by finding one with a mission that resonates with you and offer whatever you can give - be it helping a few hours a week to joining the Board. Whatever you can afford via time or money, be it big or small, will make a huge difference in the lives of others.
Learn more about the WGC's "Our Giving, Our Stories!" Series celebrating Black Philanthropy Month every day in August 2022.
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