3 Questions With ... Stephanie Wall in Celebration of Black Philanthropy Month - WGC's Our Giving, Our Stories - 8/1
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, Stephanie Wall:
What moves you to give your time, talent and financial resources?
I am driven to make the world a better place for women and families. I come from humble beginnings, which is why my drive comes straight out of something genuine in me- as someone who's been where they are! I want everyone else on this journey with us; those that have never had access or opportunity because they haven't known any different. Together we can change lives - one step at a time but also eventually far beyond what anyone could imagine possible.
When did you start giving to issues that are important to you?
I learned that my presence and willingness to serve are often - times worth more than the funds that I provide. I started giving back when I was not really in a position to give, and it was not trendy, but rather what was important for me – because there are few things more fulfilling than making a difference in somebody else's life!
What advice do you have for those interested in giving back?
If you want to give back, the best thing that can happen for your community is a donation. It doesn't matter how small or large it is - a little bit goes much further in helping others than just sitting on top of one's own problems.
What efforts are particularly important to you?
Learn more about the WGC's "Our Giving, Our Stories!" Series celebrating Black Philanthropy Month every day in August 2022.
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